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Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is an organization that works to protect the health of people by preventing or responding to public health crises that arise from epidemics and disasters. The group examines how innovations in science and technology can strengthen health security.

Johns Hopkins Center for Health and Security was founded in 1998 by Dean Emeritus D.A. Henderson, at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who led the successful global eradication effort against smallpox . From 2003 it was affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and as of 2017 returned to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Center for Health Security aims to make progress in helping communities deal with Zika, Ebola, refugee health and antibiotic resistance. The group brings together policies, organizations, systems and tools to prevent and respond to outbreaks and public health crises . The Center receives support from government and foundations to conduct independent research and analysis with the help of scholars in science, medicine, public health, law, social sciences, economics and national security. Mission areas include global health security, infectious disease, disaster preparedness, bio/chemical/nuclear threats and science and policy .

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Anita Cicero

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Tom Inglesby

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Apoorva Mandavilli
May 12, 2021
www.nytimes.com
Immunizations will quickly begin nationwide, officials predicted.
Newsroom
May 10, 2021
news.google.com
And now for a new and vexing quandary for states trying to vaccinate their residents against Covid-19: What to do when supply of the vaccine greatly outstrips demand?
Bloomberg
May 6, 2021
Deccan Herald
By Jeanette Rodrigues and Michelle Fay Cortez, The coronavirus wave that plunged India into the world's biggest health crisis has the potential to worsen in the coming weeks, with some research models projecting that the death toll could more than double from current levels.
May 5, 2021
The Economic Times
While coronavirus cases can be hard to predict, particularly in a sprawling nation like India, the forecasts reflect the urgent need for India to step up public health measures like testing and social distancing. Even if the worst estimates are avoided, India could suffer the worlds biggest Covid-19 death toll.
Jeanette Rodrigues and Michelle Fay Cortez | Bloomberg
May 5, 2021
@bsindia
Mathematical model predicts about 404,000 deaths will occur by June 11 if current trends continue.
Phil McCausland and Adiel Kaplan
February 12, 2021
NBC News
A decades-old system of medical billing and insurance is making it difficult for small pharmacies to receive payment for administering the Covid-19 vaccine.
Maura Dolan
January 14, 2021
Los Angeles Times
Health experts decry the chaotic rollout of the vaccine, but government says progress is on the way.
Liz Szabo
December 21, 2020
Los Angeles Times
U.S. infectious disease experts underestimated the fast-moving coronavirus outbreak in its early days, assuming the country would emerge largely unscathed.
Reed Abelson and Katie Thomas
February 7, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Resources are already stretched during flu season. With so much medical equipment and drugs made in China, public health experts are anxiously watching the global supply chain.

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