News Archive 2022

December 2022

No, mRNA doesn’t stay in a person’s body for an extended time after vaccination. Verify. 2022-12-30. Stuart Ray

Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI in the U.S. — here’s what you need to know. Yahoo!life. 2022-12-29. Matthew Hamill

Fears heighten about a new mutant COVID strain as cases skyrocket in China. New York Post. 2022-12-29. Stuart Ray

US will require COVID-19 testing for travelers from China. AP News. 2022-12-28. Stuart Ray

China dropping international travel restrictions. CNN “Isla Soares Tonight” (video). 2022-12-27. Stuart Ray

Elderly Americans are FIVE times as likely to be hospitalized with COVID than younger people − as experts warn or ‘senior wave’ striking over-65s. Daily Mail. 2022-12-26. Stuart Ray

China’s COVID-19 surge raises odds of new coronavirus mutant. AP News. 2022-12-25. Stuart Ray

Covid-19’s Spread in China Might Tell Us How Deadly Omicron Really Is. Wall Street Journal. 2022-12-24. Matthew Robinson

COVID is Surging Again and Here are the Symptoms Being Reported. Eat This, Not That! 2022-12-24. Stuart Ray

Omicron infection should be taken more seriously: study. Fierce Healthcare. 2022-12-21. Matthew Robinson

Smarter: Would You Get Sick From Not Wearing Enough Clothes? Consumer Reports. 2022-12-21. Andrew Karaba

What am I allowed to do after Day 5 of a Covid infection? The New York Times. 2022-12-21. Kelly Gebo

Why China’s Sharp COVID Surge Has US Officials Worried. 2022-12-21. Lisa Maragakis

Do boosters and prior infections protect against BQ.1 and BQ.1.1? The New York Times. 2022-12-13. Kelly Gebo

We Still Don’t Have At-Home Testing For the Flu—But COVID-19 Has Changed the Stakes. TIME. 2022-12-07. Lisa Maragakis

Fact Check-Finding that most people dying from COVID-19 are vaccinated does not mean vaccines don’t work. Reuters. 2022-12-02. Stuart Ray

November 2022

Holding mycophenolate mofetil for 10 days or more may improve COVID-19 vaccine response. Medical Dialogues. 2022-11-29. William Werbel

COVIDReady: State of Maryland Surpasses 1 Million Bivalent Booster Milestone. 2022-11-21. Kathleen Page

Tighter controls on antibiotics promise to curb drug resistance. Financial Times. 2022-11-20. Sara Cosgrove

5 Unusual COVID Symptoms — and What to Do About Them. New York Times. 2022-11-16 Kelly Gebo

RSV and Flu Return With a Vengeance, and Keep an Eye on COVID. WebMD. 2022-11-15. Paul Auwaerter

Experts Explain the ‘Perfect Storm’ of Rampant RSV and Flu. MedScape. 2022-11-15. Paul Auwaerter

Is Polio Re-Emerging in the US? Pulmonologyadvisor. 2022-11-11. Olivia Kates

Flu symptoms and prevention: Everything you need to know about common signs, treatment, and avoiding influenza. Fox News. 2022-11-11. Lisa Maragakis

Most flu shots do not contain mercury. Verify. 2022-11-02. Clare Rock

October 2022

RIAA 2022: Honoring Two Incredible Scientists and Allies of TAG. Treatment Action Group News Release. 10-27-2022. Amita Gupta

Johns Hopkins Experts Available for Interviews on This Year’s Flu Virus and Vaccine. Johns Hopkins News Release. 2022-10-19. Clare Rock, Paul Auwaerter, Mark Sulkowski, Shmuel Shoham, Morgan Katz, Geetika Sood, Lisa Maragakis, Stuart Ray

The CDC has warned health care workers to be alert for Ebola as the deadly disease spreads in Uganda. Here’s what Americans need to know. Fortune. 2022-10-19. Maryam Keshtkar Jahromi

Why Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 are poised to take over in the US. National Geographic. 2022-10-18. Stuart Ray

COVID-19 Veterans Field Faster Monkeypox Response. Infectious Disease Special Edition. 2022-10-18. Noreen Hynes and Matthew Hamill

Another COVID Wave Could be Coming. Here’s How to Make Your Holiday Plans. The New York Times. 2022-10-15. Stuart Ray

People with HIV should participate in tuberculosis vaccine trials, new recommendations say. Healio. 2022-10-14. Amita Gupta

Autumn COVID variants look shockingly similar and powerful for these 2 reasons. Fortune. 2022-10-08. Stuart Ray

Should You Take Paxlovid for COVID-19? Consumer Reports. 2022-10-06. Kelly Gebo

Why You Should Ask Your Pharmacy For Senior-Targeted Flu Shots If You’re Over 65. 2022-10-03. Paul Auwaerter

8 Things to Do When You Have the Flu — and 8 Things to Avoid. AARP. 2022-10-03. Stuart Ray

September 2022

Get Boosted: New Study Underscores Need for COVID-19 Booster Shots for Older Adults. Johns Hopkins Medicine News Release. 2022-09-29. Andrew Karaba

Confused about COVID right now? Here’s what you need to know about emerging variants and vaccines. Yahoo! News. 2022-09-29. Stuart Ray

USPSTF Advises to Keep Screening for Syphilis as Cases Soar. MedPage Today. 2022-09-27. Susan Tuddenham, Khalil Gahnem

Why COVID isn’t like the flu (yet) in one brutal graph. Fortune. 2022-09-27. Stuart Ray

How Often Should I Get Tested For HIV—And Other FAQs About HIV Testing. 2022-09-26. Allison Agwu

‘The tools are getting picked off’: An ever-mutating mix of COVID variants means fewer and less effective treatments this fall. Fortune. 2022-09-26. Stuart Ray

Another COVID fall surge may be brewing. Here’s what to watch for. FierceHealthcare. 2022-09-26. Stuart Ray

Should masks return in fall and winter to prevent a COVID surge? ABC News. 2022-09-23. Stuart Ray

Colon cancer researchers awarded NCI grant for study of early lesions. Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reporter. 2022-09-22. Cindy Sears

Scientists on alert as new Covid strain tears through ’multiple countries’. 2022-09-21. Stuart Ray

‘AIDS ain’t over’: Supporters look back on 35 years at AIDS Action Baltimore. Baltimore Fishbowl. 2022-09-21. Richard Chaisson

Hopkins hosts global monkeypox briefing. The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. 2022-09-20. Matthew Hamill

Fact Check-Gaps in study claiming that ivermectin reduces risk of COVID-19 death by 92%. Reuters. 2022-09-20. Stuart Ray

Baseless claims about safety of mRNA vaccines circulate online. AP News. 2022-09-20. Stuart Ray

Just in time for fall, there’s a brand-new COVID variant making headway in the U.S. Fortune. 2022-09-20. Stuart Ray

Johns Hopkins Medicine Surpasses 1.5M Telemedicine Visits Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic. 2022-09-19. Johns Hopkins Technology Innovation Center. Sherrilyn Brinkley

Is the Pandemic Over? Not Quite. Pharmacy Practice News. 2022-09-19. Stuart Ray & Shmuel Shoham

In Rare Cases, Monkeypox Can Trigger Dangerous Brain Inflammation. HealthDay. 2022-09-12. Erica Johnson

Op-Ed: Superbugs need their own moonshot initiative. The Baltimore Sun. 2022-09-12. Cindy Sears

What to know about the updated COVID-19 booster shots. WUSA 9 News. 2022-09-08. Stuart Ray

Vivien Thomas Scholars bring ‘incredible promise’. Hub – Johns Hopkins University. 2022-09-08. Damani Piggott

Can Exercise Strengthen Your Immunity? The New York Times. 2022-09-07. Stuart Ray

Baltimore water Q&A: E. coli contamination and what you need to know. Baltimore Banner. 2022-09-06. Morgan Katz

D.C. reports decline in monkeypox as vaccine efforts continue. The Washington Post. 2022-09-03. Stuart Ray

Investigation continues into cases of food poisoning tied to ‘Best of Baltimore’ party. CBS Baltimore. 2022-09-01. Cynthia Sears

Johns Hopkins doctor explains authorized updated COVID-19 booster. WMAR 2 News (ABC Baltimore). 2022-09-01. Stuart Ray

8 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus. 2022-09-01. Erica Johnson

Paxlovid Rebound in COVID-19: Where We Stand on Drug Regimens. Medscape. 2022-09-01. Paul Auwaerter

August 2022

Do You Need a High-Dose Flu Shot? Everyday Health. 2022-08-29. Paul Auwaerter

How HR teams are creating new task forces after COVID-19. HR Brew. 2022-08-25. Clare Rock

Monkeypox Myths and Facts: What You Need to Know. NBC4 Washington. 2022-08-24. Noreen Hynes

Delta, Omicron infections: Brain fog, dementia risk still high after 2 years. MedicalNewsToday. 2022-08-22. Arturo Casadevall

Johns Hopkins welcomes first Vivien Thomas Scholars cohort. Hub – Johns Hopkins University. 2022-08-18. Damani Piggott

On the Heels of COVID, ID Confronts Monkeypox. ID Division Communications. 2022-08-18. Kelly Gebo, Amita Gupta, Liz Gilliams, Matthew Hamill, Joyce Jones, Heba Mostafa, Clare Rock

Welcome to ID! Division Welcomes 2022 First Year Fellows. ID Division Communications. 2022-08-18. Caitlin Visek, Lucy Li, Sean Anderson, Seth Judson

Fact check: Monkeypox can spread to anyone through close contact. USA Today. 2022-08-17. Matthew Hamill

Monkeypox Explained: Transmission, Symptoms, Vaccines and Treatment. Scientific American. 2022-08-17. Paul Auwaerter

Monkeypox Disproportionately Impacts Gay and Bisexual Men. But the General Public Is Almost as Alarmed by the Disease. Morning Consult. 2022-08-15. Erica Johnson

Colds and the flu ruin our winters. COVID isn’t nearly as picky—but this could be changing. Fortune. 2022-08-14. Morgan Katz

Few Hepatitis C Patients Receive Timely Treatment: CDC. Medscape. 2022-08-12. Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia

Is monkeypox a pandemic? Experts explain why it’s not another COVID-19. TODAY. 2022-08-12. Matthew Hamill

 FDA says 3 negative rapid tests needed for asymptomatic Covid cases. NBC News. 2022-08-12. Bob Bollinger

Wastewater is trying to tell us something about the future of COVID, polio, monkeypox, and the next epidemic to come. Yahoo! Finance. 2022-08-12. Morgan Katz

 How to treat a monkeypox rash. Verywell Health. 2022-08-11. Liz Gilliams

An antimalarial drug targets bacterial infections. Drug Discovery News. 2022-08-11. Petros Karakousis

These Pictures of Monkeypox on Skin May Help You Identify Rashes or Lesions. 2022-08-10. Kelly Gebo 

Is Monkeypox an STI? Why the answer matters for slowing New York’s outbreak. Gothamist. 2022-08-09. Matthew Hamill

Study Finds Genetic Method for Identifying Hundreds of Disease Agents ‘Promising’. Johns Hopkins Medicine news release. 2022-08-09. Patricia Simner

HR might be on the front line in the battle against monkeypox misinformation. HR Brew. 2022-08-09. Clare Rock

Fact check: Monkeypox is not a side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine, experts say. Yahoo! News. 2022-08-09. Stuart Ray

Is an HIV Cure Possible? Projin News. 2022-08-06. Robert Siliciano

Is there a monkeypox vaccine or treatment? Washington Post. 2022-08-06. Amita Gupta 

Humans are not prepared for a pandemic caused by fungal infections. National Geographic. 2022-08-05. Shmuel Shoham

Johns Hopkins doctor explains how monkeypox spreads, how to prevent it. WMAR (CBS Baltimore) 2022-08-05. Matthew Hamill

Why Doctors Can’t Agree About Chronic Lyme Disease. Popsugar. 2022-08-04. Paul Auwaerter

Johns Hopkins Medicine-Led Consortium to Receive Up to $200 Million to Fight TB Globally. Johns Hopkins Medicine news release. 2022-08-04. Richard Chaisson & Amita Gupta

Marking its 35th anniversary, AIDS Action Baltimore will honor John Waters, Pat Moran, four others. Baltimore Fishbowl. 2022-08-04. Richard Chaisson

Monkeypox can spread by trying on clothing or changing bed sheets. Verify. 2022-08-02. Stuart Ray

What We’re Learning About COVID-19 Rebound Cases. WUSA 9. 2022-08-02. Stuart Ray

How Virus Hunters are Trying to Prevent the Next Pandemic. Time. 2022-08-01. Sunil Solomon

How ‘Never COVID’ Novids Have Avoided COVID-19. Healthline. 2022-08-01. Erica Johnson

July 2022

Generation Tomorrow 2022 Undergraduate Scholars Present Summer Research

Biden Tests Positive for Coronavirus Again in ‘Rebound’ Case. The New York Times. 2022-07-30. Paul Auwaerter

The Best Face Masks to Avoid COVID-19 as BA.5 Variant Spreads. CNET. 2022-07-30. Bob Bollinger

This is the Only Way to Contract Monkeypox at the Grocery Store, Experts Say. Eat This, Not That. 2022-07-29. Stuart Ray

Yes, people with eczema can get vaccinated against monkeypox. Verify. 2022-07-28. Matthew Hamill

Amid fresh clues about severe hepatitis in kids, researchers ask: Is the phenomenon new at all? NBC News. 2022-07-28. David Thomas

Longtime HIV patient is effectively cured after stem cell transplant. The Washington Post. 2022-07-27. Eileen Scully

Yes, smallpox vaccines offer protection against monkeypox. Verify. 2022-07-27. Stuart Ray

COVID-19: Updates and Predictions for the Bivalent Booster. Medscape. 2022-07-27. Paul Auwaerter

Think you have Omicron but keep testing negative? An expert says to trust your gut: ‘If you feel confident you have COVID, you probably have COVID’. Yahoo! Finance. 2022-07-27. Stuart Ray

AI speeds sepsis detection to prevent hundreds of deaths: System could spare significant numbers of lives from one of world’s top killers. News Azi. 2022-07-26. Sara Cosgrove

Doctors urge caution, but add that monkeypox patients must not be stigmatised. Hindustan Times (India). 2022-07-26. Amita Gupta

Monkeypox Cases Rising in U.S., but Pandemic Not Expected. HR Today. 2022-07-26. Matthew Hamill

Monkeypox: ‘No plans yet to get vaccine,’ says health ministry. Hindustan Times (India). 2022-07-26. Amita Gupta

Concerns Around STD Testing on the Rise as Infection Rates Climb During Pandemic. 360Dx. 2022-07-26. Yuka Manabe

6 Weird Things Swimming Does to Your Body. Everyday Health. 2022-07-25. Paul Auwaerter

Unvaccinated Cardinals out for series in Toronto, including Arenado and Goldschmidt. Bellville News-Democrat. 2022-07-24. Lisa Maragakis

New Report Details Rise in Deaths Caused by Superbugs During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Everyday Health. 2022-07-22. Valeria Fabre

Reinfections are going to continue to occur’: COVID-19 immunity and the risks of reinfection. Politifact. 2022-07-20. Stuart Ray

COVID BA.5 variant and Updated Omicron Boosters; Midterm Senate Race Matchups. The Leslie Marshall Show with Brad Bannon (via Twitter). 2022-07-18. Bob Bollinger

C. difficile drives some colorectal cancers, study suggests. 2022-07-14. Cindy Sears

Study Suggests That C. Difficile Drives Some Colorectal Cancers. Johns Hopkins Medicine News Release. 2022-07-14. Cindy Sears

National stewardship program tied to reduced antibiotics in ambulatory care. CIDRAP. 2022-07-12. Sara Keller

New Omicron spawn like ‘Centaurus’ and ‘Bad Ned’ may be the reason you have a weird summer cold (or worse). Fortune. 2022-07-09. Stuart Ray

BioFire Global Fever Panel successfully detects common acute fever-causing pathogens. Healio. 2022-07-08. Yukari Manabe

COVID-19 omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 could be ‘worst’ so far, doctors say. Fox 9 KMSP (Los Angeles) 2022-07-08. Stuart Ray

The Subvariants of Summer. The New York Times. 2022-07-06. Stuart Ray

June 2022

Monkeypox Vaccines Are Headed to States. Will They Be Enough? Verywell Health. 2022-06-30. Robert Bollinger

Monkeypox Cases are Rising. Here’s How to Protect Your Workplace. Inc. 2022-06-29. Matthew Hamill

Most infectious COVID variants as Omicron fuels rise in UK cases. The Independent. 2022-06-26. Lisa Maragakis.

COVID Convalescent Plasma Finds a Therapeutic Role. 2022-06-19. Arturo Casadevall, Shmuel Shoham.

‘Natural immunity’ after COVID infection might not last as long as you think. Here’s why. The Charlotte Observer. 2022-06-17. Lisa Maragakis.

Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5: What to know about future coronavirus variants. 2022-06-17. Anna Durbin.

I’m a Virus Expert and I Warn You Not to Go Here Even if it’s Open. Eat This, Not That. 2022-06-11. Stuart Ray.

India is a critical partner in addressing global public health challenges‘ ETHealthworld (India). 2022-06-08. Amita Gupta

Monkeypox Outbreak: Monitoring, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Medscape. 2022-06-08. Paul Auwaerter

Dooley to lead Division of Infectious Diseases. Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 2022-08-06. Kelly Dooley

COVID Breakthrough Infections More Likely in People Living With HIV. HealthDay. 2022-06-07. Joel Blankson

COVID-19 cases are still rising in many states. What experts say makes this summer different. Yahoo! Lifestyle. 2022-06-05.  Stuart Ray

Routine Cleaning of Medical Professionals’ Cellphones May Help Cut Spread of Infection. Medscape. 2022-06-03. Geetika Sood

‘This is a pox virus we know a lot about.’ Infectious disease experts in the region say monkeypox is familiar, preventable. WHYY NPR Affiliate. 2022-06-01. Amita Gupta

May 2022

Common Medical Tool May Delay Treatment of Nonwhite Patients with COVID-19. Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2022-05-31. Matthew Robinson

Paxlovid Becomes Household Name for Covid-19 Patients. 2022-05-30. Stuart Ray

What restrictions were in place the last time COVID cases were so high. ABC News. 2022-05-29. Stuart Ray

What to know about COVID-19 treatments as new variants emerge. TODAY. 2022-05-26. Robin Avery

‘If you wait for the right time to travel you may never do it’ — seniors take stock of risks as COVID cases rise. MarketWatch. 2022-05-25. Stuart Ray

Rooted in Johns Hopkins Research, Rapid POC PCR COVID-19 Test Receives CE-IVD Certification for Use in Europe. Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases Announcement. 2022-05-23. Robert Bollinger, Yukari Manabe, Jane McKenzie-White, Stuart Ray

Hepatitis C is Making a Comeback. Managed Healthcare Executive. 2022-05-20. David Thomas.

Living with COVID-19 Will Need a Testing Transformation. Alpha Galileo. 2022-05-20. Yuka Manabe.

HIV Therapy and Prevention. Consultant360. 2022-05-20. Richard Chaisson.

Voices Urging Action on Antimicrobial Resistance Take to Capitol Hill. Businesswire. 2022-05-18. Sara Cosgrove.

Observatory and Fast Facts. Medical Laboratory Observer. 2022-05-18. Joel Blankson

As Red Cross Moves to Pricey Blood Treatment Method, Hospitals Call for More Choice. Kaiser Health News. 2022-05-17. Aaron Tobian

Yes, norovirus, or ‘stomach flu,’ outbreaks have increased in US. WQAD8 News. 2022-05-13. Paul Auwaerter

COVID-19 | Metro considers ‘mask only’ cars, Prince George’s County recommends wearing masks inside public places. WUSA9. 2022-05-12. Stuart Ray

Faculty Mentors Needed for CFAR Summer Scholars Program. Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases Announcement. 2022-05-12.

10 executives on quality improvement measures deserving more attention. Becker’s Clinical Leadership & Infection Control. 2022-05-12. Lisa Maragakis

Two from Johns Hopkins elected to National Academy of Sciences. Johns Hopkins Hub. 2022-05-06. Arturo Casadevall

Vision to make SafeZindagi a virtual clinic for the “Swiggy” generation. Express Healthcare (India). 2022-05-06. Sunil Solomon

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease. Consumer Reports. 2022-05-04. Paul Auwaerter

Getting A Positive COVID Test Doesn’t Necessarily Mean You Have It Again, Doctors Say. Women’s Health via Yahoo!life. 2022-05-04. Kawsar Ramsy Talaat

Johns Hopkins Practitioners Form Cycling Team to Benefit Moveable Feast/ Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2022-05-02. Lisa Scotti, Cynthia Sears

April 2022

Why Breakthrough COVID? Antibodies Fighting Original Virus May Be Weaker Against Omicron. Newswise. 2022-04-29. Andrew Karaba, Oliver Laeyendecker, Andrea Cox, Joel Blankson

Big Cash Payment Boosted COVID Vaccination in the Workplace. MedPage Today. 2022-04-29. Paul Auwaerter

COVID Virus Can Evolve In Animals, Spawn Variants That Can Jump Back To Humans: Scientists. BW Business World (India). 2022-04-28. Amita Gupta

Antibodies fighting original virus may be weaker against omicron. Johns Hopkins Hub. 2022-04-28. Joel Blankson

A needed community ally. Johns Hopkins Hub. 2022-04-26. Kathleen Page

Four Tuberculosis Research Advancement Centers Established. RT Magazine. 2022-04-26.Petros Karakousis, Richard Chaisson

Chaisson Presents Lecture: TB and COVID-19: A Tale of Two Pandemics. The Daily Star. 2022-04-21. Richard Chaisson

No one safe until all vaccinated for Covid-19: Johns Hopkins scientist. Business Standard. 2022-04-21. Amita Gupta

Scientists allay fears of new Covid wave, say cases rising but focus on hospital admissions.The Print. 2022-04-19. Amita Gupta

The next COVID wave is (probably) here and America is ignoring it: ‘Everybody is sick of COVID’. Fortune. 2022-04-16. Stuart Ray

DC, Arlington County both see COVID community levels increase to ‘medium’. 2022-04-14. Stuart Ray

A Surprising Cause of Abdominal Pain and Other GI Symptoms. Medscape. 2022-04-14. Paul Auwaerter

People With BA.2 Usually Feel This at the Beginning. 2022-04-14. Robert Bollinger

A more contagious variant of Omicron is sweeping across America, but it doesn’t come close to the original’s severity. Fortune. 2022-04-14. Stuart Ray

If You Notice This in the Bathroom, Call Your Doctor Immediately, Officials Warn. 2022-04-12. Paul Auwaerter

Researchers Working with Brewer’s and Baker’s Yeast Species Discover Yeast Self-Destruct Pathway. Newswise. 2022-04-12. Arturo Casadevall

How long do symptoms last? When should you test? A Covid timeline. The New York Times. 2022-04-09. Stuart Ray

Having Covid Can Be Confusing. Here’s What to Expect. The New York Times. 2022-04-08. Stuart Ray

XE variant of coronavirus: What is it? Should you be worried? India Today (India). 2022-04-08. Amita Gupta

Precautionary COVID Shots for Those Over 18: Experts Weigh In on Booster Doses. The Quint (India). 2022-04-08. Amita Gupta

Expert says new COVID XE variant not more severe than Omicron. The Free Press Journal (India) 2022-04-08. Amita Gupta

XE variant of coronavirus not more severe than Omicron: Dr Gagandeep Kang. The New Indian Express (India). 2022-04-07. Amita Gupta

World Health Day 2022 should help us introspect, strengthen the fort with help from all stakeholders. The Times of India. 2022-04-06. Sunil Solomon

N95, KN95, KF94: The Best Masks to Help Avoid COVID-19 Now. Reporter Wings. 2022-04-04. Roberts Bollinger

Returning to pre-pandemic life comes at a cost. Public officials must determine whether to pay it. PhillyVoice. 2022-04-04. Stuart Ray

Johns Hopkins HIV County Program Provides Much Needed Care for Suburban Communities. Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2022-04-01. John Gerwig, David Griffith

Transplant Team Protects Patient Health During COVID19 Pandemic. Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2022-04-01. Robin Avery, William Werbel, Christine Durand

March 2022

Who Really Needs A Second Covid Booster? Here’s What To Know. Associated Press. 2022-03-30. Erica Johnson

Can You Get The BA.2 Subvariant If You’ve Had Covid Recently? Huffington Post. 2022-03-29. Erica Johnson

These 3 Symptoms Could Mean You Have the New COVID Variant, Doctors Warn. 2022-03-29. Erica Johnson

Antibacterials Industry Pipeline Slows to Trickle. Medscape. 2022-03-25. David Thomas, Paul Auwaerter

WHO recommends shortening TB treatment period to 4 months in kids.The Times of India, 2022-03-25. Vidya Mave

These Are the Top Symptoms of the BA.2 Variant, According to Doctors—and the Order They Appear In. Parade Magazine. 2022-03-24. Erica Johnson

Is the BA.2 Variant A Major Cause for Concern? Doctors Weigh In. Parade Magazine. 2022-03-23. Erica Johnson

Vulnerable Communities Last to Be Vaccinated, Treated for COVID. Emergency Management. 2022-03-22. Allison Agwu

Long COVID Upends Lives, Even In The Young And Healthy. Journal Review. 2022-03-22. Clare Rock

News Analysis: COVID-19 surge abroad, high-profile cases serve as reminder to Biden: Pandemic isn’t over. Los Angeles Times. 2022-03-18. Lisa Maragakis

Tuberculosis Vaccine Improves Immune Response to Coronavirus. Medscape. 2022-03-18. William Bishai

Why some Americans haven’t gotten COVID yet and why it’s not inevitable they ever will: Experts. ABC News. 2022-03-18. Stuart Ray

2 Years Into The Pandemic, What Have We Learned? South Florida Reporter. 2022-03-17. Arturo Casadevall

Is the Epstein-Barr Virus Associated With COVID-19? Medscape. 2022-03-17. Paul Auwaerter

Omicron linked to rise in croup in babies; TB vaccine improves immune response to coronavirus. Yahoo! News. William Bishai

Higher Dose Antibiotic Shown Safe in TB Patients Likely More Effective in Treating Deadliest Form of TB. Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2022-03-15. Sanjay Jain

Onsite HCV Care Successfully Delivered to Injection-Drug Users. BreakingMED. 2022-03-14. Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia

People with immunity to original COVID-19 strain likely have some protection against Omicron: study. CTV News (Canada). 2022-03-12. Andrew Redd

Doctors debate, patients suffer: The fight over chronic Lyme disease in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Radio. 2022-03-12. Paul Auwaerter.

Mutations leading to Omicron variant did not enable virus to fully escape immune system. Medical Xpress. 2022-03-11. Andrew Redd

Her IBS Was Misery. But What If She Actually Had Something Else? The New York Times. 2022-03-10. Mamuka Machaidze

Doctors debate, patients suffer: The fight over chronic Lyme disease in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Watch. 2022-03-10. Paul Auwaerter

Once Viewed as a Promising COVID-19 Treatment, Convalescent Plasma Falls Out of Favor. JAMA. 2022-03-09. Arturo Casadevall

COVID-19 and the Path to Endemicity. Clinical Advisor. 2022-03-09. Erica Johnson

Johns Hopkins reaches key juncture on Roadmap journey. Johns Hopkins Hub. 2022-03-09. Damani Piggott

Clinic-based Versus Hotspot-focused Active TB Case Finding. 2022-03-09. Emily Kendall

Healers provide bridge to biomedical healthcare while reshaping sexual health in contemporary Uganda. EurekAlert! 2022-03-08. Larry Chang

The Latest On Russia-Ukraine War and COVID Boosters. The Leslie Marshall Show. 2022-03-08. Robert Bollinger

COVID-19 global deaths pass 6 million. KYMA-TV. 2022-03-08. Stuart Ray

Measles Drop in Pandemic May Generate False Sense of Security. Medscape. Erica Johnson

Virus Experts Caution This is What May Happen Next. Eat This, Not That! 2022-03-04. Stuart Ray

COVID-19 appears destined to become endemic, but that won’t make it harmless. PhillyVoice. 2022-03-03. Stuart Ray

2021 End of Year PEPFAR Uganda Science Summit: Scientific and Programmatic Highlights on HIV&TB. US Embassy in Uganda. 2022-03-03. Steve Reynolds

COVID-19 pandemic vs. endemic: What’s the difference, and why it matters. Yahoo! News. 2022-03-03. Natasha Chida

2 New COVID-19 Vaccines Nearing Approval: How They’re Different. Healthline. 2022-03-02. Robert Bollinger

The state of the pandemic is confusing. POLITICO. 2022-03-01. Erica Johnson

CDC: Waiting 8 Weeks Between COVID Vaccine Doses Reduces Risk of Myocarditis. Verywell. 2022-03-01. Paul Auwaerter

Online posts tout fake hydroxychloroquine recipes. Fact Check – AFP (France). 2022-03-01. Richard Chaisson

Patient Safety Program Reduces Unnecessary Antibiotic Use in Long-Term Care Facilities. Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2022-03-01. Morgan Katz, Sara Cosgrove

February 2022

Hospitals plan to continue mask wearing, regardless of updated CDC guidance. Crain’s Detroit Business. 2022-02-28. Lisa Maragakis

What multiple vaccinations really do to your body. Telegraph Magazine (UK). 2022-02-28. William Werbel

It’s safe to unmask in many places, says the CDC. These experts aren’t quite ready. ABC News. 2022-02-25. Lisa Maragakis

Coronavirus FAQ: I’m a one-way masker. With mask mandates going away, is that helpful? National Public Radio. 2022-02-25. Lisa Maragakis

COVID-19 and the Path to Endemicity. Infectious Diseases Advisor. 2022-02-25. Erica Johnson

Why the US may not be able to drop COVID restrictions like the UK. Yahoo! News. 2022-02-25. Stuart Ray

From Delta to Omicron: Symptoms that were common with different variants. The Times of India. 2022-02-20. Stuart Ray

COVID Symptoms Most Often Appear in This Order. Eat This, Not That! 2022-02-29. Lisa Maragakis

Philly’s Department of Public Health calls out Nicki Minaj on Twitter over prior COVID-19 vaccine posts. PhillyVoice. 2022-02-18. Arturo Casadevall

Experts Warn Against Treating COVID As Inevitable. Verywell. 2022-02-18. Kelly Gebo

Current mRNA vaccines may elicit immune responses to other bat coronaviruses, study finds. Johns Hopkins Hub. 2022-02-18. Joel Blankson

New finding may aid in development of vaccines against future animal-to-human viral diseases. The Medical News. 2022-02-17. Joel Blankson

Did Fauci Say More COVID-19 Boosters Could Be Recommended? Snopes. 2022-02-17. Andrew Karaba

Is the ‘stealth’ omicron subvariant something to worry about? Here’s what the experts say. Florida Today. 2022-02-16. Stuart Ray

Long COVID risk factors may be detectable at initial diagnosis. MDalert. 2022-02-16. Matthew Robinson

In a country plagued by COVID-19, low-income immigrants struggle in the shadows. Center for Health Journalism. 2022-02-16. Kathleen Page

Sars-Cov-2 Protein Targeted by Immune Cells Also Triggers Response in Bat Coronaviruses. Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2022-02-16 Joel Blankson

A Third Person Living With HIV Has Been Cured by Transplant. Medscape. 2022-02-15. Allison Agwu

How 10 million high-risk Americans are coping with the pandemic. National Geographic. 2022-02-14. Lisa Maragakis

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists help probe HIV’s durability. Yahoo! News. 2022-02-13. Robert Siliciano

Statewide mask mandates are disappearing, but should you continue to wear one anyway? CNN International. 2022-02-11. Erica Johnson

How are COVID-19 deaths counted, and what does this mean? Medical News Today. 2022-02-11. Arturo Casadevall

Should you still be wearing a mask? Ohio News Time. 2022-02-09. Erica Johnson

Bloomberg Daybreak: February 9, 2022 – Hour 1 (Radio). Bloomberg. 2022-02-09. Stuart Ray

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak editorial: No telling how Covid might affect each of us. New Zealand Herald. 2022-02-08. Lisa Maragakis

Study suggests convalescent plasma may be safe COVID-19 treatment for high risk children. Johns Hopkins Hub. 2022-02-08. Sanjay Jain

COVID treatment warrants a fresh look. Star Tribune via Daily Jefferson County Union. 2022-02-08. Kelly Gebo

Metabolism of COVID-19 Antibodies from Convalescent Plasma Suggests Possible Safe Treatment for High Risk Children. Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2022-02-07. Shmuel Shoham, Aaron Tobian, Arturo Casadevall, Sanjay Jain

Experts Warn of Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea. MedicineNet. 2022-02-06. Thomas Quinn.

Many Young Americans With HIV Delay Treatment: Study. MedicineNet. 2022-02-06. Allison Agwu

How to Make the Pandemic Better for the Immune Compromised. The New York Times. 2022-02-03. William Werbel

Tracking the cells that host HIV. Scienmag Science Magazine. 2022-02-03. Robert Siliciano

Dr. Fauci Says This Is Now the Best Case Scenario for Ending COVID. Yahoo! Lifestyle. 2022-02-03. Stuart Ray

Bringing Precision Medicine into COVID-19 ICUs. inHealth Chronicles. 2022-02-03. Matthew Robinson

Who gets an organ transplant? Waitlist rules are complicated. Popular Science. 2022-02-03. Olivia Kates

Amita Gupta Named Director of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases. Johns Hopkins Medicine. Amita Gupta, David Thomas

How much Covid immunity is out there? Figuring out is crucial — and complicated. NBC News. 2022-02-02. Stuart Ray

Pandemic Year 3: Infectious Disease Experts Weigh In. Snopes. 2022-02-02. Andrew Karaba

What Is Spinal Meningitis? Here’s How People Get This Uncommon but Serious Infection. 2022-02-02. Paul Auwaerter

Other Viruses Rebound When Pandemic Restrictions Ease. MedPage Today. 2022-02-01. Paul Auwaerter

Bloomberg Daybreak: February 1, 2022 – Hour 1 (Radio). Bloomberg. 2022-02-01. Stuart Ray

January 2022

Hospitals taking unvaccinated patients off organ transplant waitlists. The Hill. 2022-01-31. Olivia Kates

Scientists Investigate Omicron Subvariant BA.2. The Scientist Magazine. 2022-01-28. Stuart Ray

What to know about BA.2, the newest Covid omicron variant. NBC News. 2022-01-27. Stuart Ray

This is how long your Omicron symptoms will last, doctors say. New York Times Post. 2022-01-27. Stuart Ray

Doctors in Maryland see COVID treatments aiding return to more normal life, once the public can get them. The Baltimore Sun. 2022-01-26. Kelly Gebo

Best COVID face masks for kids: KN95, disposable, cloth and more. CNET. 2022-01-26. Robert Bollinger

Hospitals are denying transplants for patients who aren’t vaccinated against Covid, with backing from ethicists. STAT. 2022-01-26. Olivia Kates

Why you shouldn’t deliberately expose yourself to COVID ‘to get it over with’. Healthing. 2022-01-25. William Werbel

Should You Retest After Testing Positive for COVID-19—And If So, When? Health. 2022-01-24. Clare Rock

Medical expert predicts 2022 for most will be without lockdowns, masks and more. Irish Mirror. 2022-01-24. Stuart Ray

‘Endemic’ Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does. HuffPost. 2022-01-22. Stuart Ray

The deadly combination behind the surge of ‘superbug’ fungus outbreaks. Popular Science. 2022-01-21. Arturo Casadevall

REFILE-Prosthetic-joint infections not related to invasive dental procedures. MDAlert. 2022-01-20. Sanjay Jain

Another old drug is being tried vs. COVID-19, yet this one might actually help. The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2022-01-20. Paul Auwaerter

Study Supports Use of Remdesivir for COVID-19 Patients on Low-Flow Oxygen or No Oxygen. Newswise. 2022-01-19. Robert Bollinger

Bloomberg Daybreak: January 19, 2022 – Hour 2 (Radio). Bloomberg. 2022-01-19. Stuart Ray

How to get free at-home COVID tests for your family. ABC News – Good Morning America. 2022-01-18. Stuart Ray

More than $1.7 Million in IDSA Foundation Grant Funds Attracts Diverse Minds to Alzheimer’s Research. PR Newswire – One News Page. 2022-01-18. Paul Auwaerter

3 Population Health Trends to Watch in 2022. Managed Healthcare Executive. 2022-01-18. Robert Bollinger.

Scientists Warn Of Future COVID Variants. Newsy. 2022-01-17. Stuart Ray

Rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 proves to be highly accurate for pediatric populations. The Medical News. Matthew Robinson

How long do omicron symptoms last? WHNT-TV. 2022-01-16. Lisa Maragakis

‘New Normal:’ What Should The US Strategy Be For COVID-19? – Opinion. South Florida Reporter. 2022-01-16. Arturo Casadevall

After a rough first year, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky tries to correct course. The Boston Globe. 2022-01-15. Kelly Gebo

Fact Check Team: Is the omicron peak on the way? WSET-TV. 2022-01-14. Robert Bollinger, Stuart Ray

What we know about omicron symptoms, recovery: A clinical timeline. Becker’s Hospital Review. 2022-01-14. Lisa Maragakis

Common cold may protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection and lead the way to new vaccines. Medical News Today. 2022-01-14. Arturo Casadevall

How to Reuse Your KN95 or N95 Mask Safely. Yahoo! News. 2022-01-14. Lisa Maragakis

Can’t find an N95 or KN95? Here are 5 tips to boost your mask’s protection. Yahoo! News. 2022-01-14. CNET. Robert Bollinger

What you need to know about at-home COVID tests. ABC News. 2022-01-14. Stuart Ray

Study: Rapid Test for Detecting COVID-19 Highly Accurate for Children and Adolescents. Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2022-01-14. Matthew Robinson

‘New normal:’ What should the US strategy be for COVID-19? Medical News Today. 2022-01-13. Arturo Casadevall

Our Patients Are Scared of Omicron. Here’s What Can Be Done to Help. USA News Hub. 2022-01-13. William Werbel

Coronavirus FAQ: Why are some folks hacking home COVID tests by swabbing their throat? National Public Radio. 2022-01-12. Yukari Manabe

How long do omicron symptoms last? NewsNation (WGN America). 2022-01-12. Lisa Maragakis

Opinion: Students should wear their masks at school. Los Angeles Times. 2022-01-12 Lisa Maragakis

What to know about Glenn Youngkin’s newest COVID-19 adviser. Virginia Mercury. 2022-01-12. Stuart Ray

Bloomberg Daybreak: January 11, 2022 – Hour 1 (Radio). Bloomberg. 2022-01-12. Stuart Ray

What do we know about COVID-19 variants so far? Omnia Health Insights. 2022-01-11. Stuart Ray

MEDIA ADVISORY — Johns Hopkins Medicine Hosts Special Webcast, COVID-19: An Urgent Conversation. Johns Hopkins Medicine. 2022-01-10. Lisa Maragakis

Hospitals Are Rationing COVID-19 Pills, Infusions as Cases Rise. HealthDay. 2022-01-07. Kelly Gebo

Covid Treatments Including Paxlovid Are Rationed as Cases Spike. The New York Times. 2022-01-06. Kelly Gebo

What is the term ‘Flu-Rona?’ A doctor explains. WBAL-TV. 2022-01-06. Stuart Ray

New AstraZeneca COVID Prevention Drug Will Not Replace Vaccines. 2022-01-06. Verywell Health. Stuart Ray

Should you add a throat swab to your at-home covid test? Experts disagree. The Washington Post. 2022-01-06. Yukari Manabe

Is ‘COVID’ an Acronym for COVID-19 Variants? Snopes. 2022-01-05. Robert Bollinger, Stuart Ray

Early use of convalescent plasma may help outpatients with COVID-19 avoid hospitalization. Johns Hopkins Hub. 2022-01-05. Arturo Casadevall, Kelly Gebo, Shmuel Shoham, Aaron Tobian

US rapid test production is ramping up too late for omicron. Quartz. 2022-01-04. Clare Rock

Bloomberg Daybreak: January 4, 2022 – Hour 1 (Radio). Bloomberg. 2022-01-04. Stuart Ray

Higher risk of adverse outcomes in hospitalized pregnant women with H1N1 flu strain. MDedge. 2022-01-03. Stuart Ray

Why Aseptic Meningitis Is Often Less Worrisome Than Bacterial—and How Doctors Typically Treat It. Health. 2022-01-03. Paul Auwaerter. 

The cost of home testing for COVID-19 is an eligible, reimbursable medical expense, IRS says. California News Times Today. 2022-01-03. Stuart Ray

Convalescent Plasma May Help Keep Some COVID Patients Out of the Hospital. Verywell Health. 2022-01-03. Kelly Gebo

US experts question whether counting Covid cases is still the right approach. MSN Canada. 2022-01-01. Jonathan Golub