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COVID-19 Updates

Coronaviruses are a family of RNA viruses that typically cause mild respiratory disease in humans. A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified in December 2019.


Visit the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center where our experts help to advance understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives. 

COVID-19 Personal preparedness infographic (PDF)

CDC COVID-19 Science Updates: Data serve an important role in informing efforts to prevent and reduce public health risks. Every day, many studies are released to help answer critical questions about COVID-19. But given the large number and different types of studies being released, it can be difficult to stay on top of the latest research. The CDC releases summaries every Tuesday and Friday of important studies released.

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security–NPR–Partners In Health Survey on National Contact Tracing Workforce: The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and its partners, the National Public Radio (NPR) and Partners In Health, have released data on contact tracers and care resource coordination from their latest joint survey on the state of the national coronavirus contact tracing workforce.

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Eric Toner, MD
Senior Scholar, Senior Scientist

Statement about nCoV and our pandemic exercise

More Johns Hopkins Resources

Coronavirus Resource Center
COVID-19 Interactive Map
Public Health on Call podcast
Bloomberg School of Public Health Expert Insights

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