News by Year - 2020

What Would It Take to Lift Coronavirus Restrictions? Experts Weigh In

Post Date: 
2020-03-25
Source: 
Bloomberg News
“We need to absorb the pain now,” says Larry W. Chang, an infectious disease doctor and researcher at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “If you lift restrictions early, the number of infected people will skyrocket. Hospitals will be overwhelmed.” That might cause state and local...

Loopholes may lead to China’s 2nd wave of viral outbreaks

Post Date: 
2020-03-23
Source: 
Global Times (China)
Some overseas experts also warned that covert coronavirus infections could lead to new outbreaks, while scientists are now rushing to estimate the proportion of people with mild or no symptoms who could be spreading the pathogen, according to an article published by Nature on Friday. Also some...

Time for China to help US fight against pandemic

Post Date: 
2020-03-21
Source: 
Global Times (China)
"The immediate need is for more PPE and testing capabilities," Larry William Chang, an infectious diseases expert from of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, told the Global Times via email. Chang noted that the major challenges the US faces include inadequate supplies of PPE, ventilators, and...

Could the Coronavirus Topple Nicolas Maduro's Regime in Venezuela?

Post Date: 
2020-03-20
Source: 
TIME
Dr. Kathleen Page
TIME: Dr. Kathleen Page: “I fear that Venezuela is going to have one of the highest mortality in the world from this disease.”

Do Anti-Inflammatories Like Ibuprofen Aggravate Coronavirus?

Post Date: 
2020-03-20
Source: 
US News and World Report
“Unfortunately, with so many places experiencing patients with COVID-19, almost inevitably we’re going to see some strange associations, and it’s hard to know what’s going to be real and what’s noise,” says Dr. Larry William Chang, associate professor of medicine, epidemiology and international...

VERIFY: No, hand dryers will not kill the coronavirus; They won't spread it either

Post Date: 
2020-03-17
Source: 
WUSA9 (CBS, Washington, DC)
"Hand dryers are not effective," the WHO wrote. "In killing the new coronavirus." Dr. Larry Chang from Johns Hopkins University agreed. "There's no evidence that hand drying reaches enough temperatures," he said. "Or that drying out the virus is going to prevent transmission."

Rifapentine demonstrates efficacy for pregnant women, including those with HIV

Post Date: 
2020-03-14
Source: 
Infectious Disease News via Healio
Dr. Jyoti Mathad
Infectious Disease News via Healio: Jyoti Mathad discusses findings from the IMPAACT 2001 clinical trial.

VERIFY: No, mosquitoes will not give you coronavirus

Post Date: 
2020-03-13
Source: 
WUSA9 (CBS, Washington, DC)
To find out the truth, the Verify Team reached out to Dr. Larry William Chang, an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. He said that this blame of the mosquito is nothing new. “The mosquito has been implicated in a lot of things," he said. "Way back when it was implicated...

VERIFY: No, sipping water will not prevent coronavirus, as claimed in viral post

Post Date: 
2020-03-12
Source: 
2020-03-12: WUSA9 (CBS, Washington, DC)
Chang said that the virus is transmitted by small droplets, that are released when someone coughs or sneezes. He said the tiny droplets will then attach themselves to a person's cells. "When you're drinking water," he said. "You're not going to wash away virus, which may have already gone inside...

CCGHE at CROI 2020

Post Date: 
2020-03-04
CROI 2020
CCGHE is part of 17 presentations at this year's Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections! Check out where we will be!

DBT-NIH support 9th annual meeting of RePORT India

Post Date: 
2020-02-17
Source: 
BioSpectrum
Representatives of RePORT India and P. D. Hinduja Hospital
Consortium is chaired by Dr. Sonali Sarkar on the Indian side and Dr. Amita Gupta U.S. side, with oversight provided by DBT and NIH.

CCGHE Joins the Alliance of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Post Date: 
2020-01-13
Dr. Robert Bollinger
“AAIH’s mission dovetails very well with our own work at Hopkins,” CCGHE Director Dr. Robert Bollinger noted.

Page Appointed Medical Director for The Access Partnership

Post Date: 
2020-01-13
Dr. Kathleen Page
"TAP’s mission and approach meet a critical shortfall in patient care locally, and it’s an honor to be entrusted with strategic medical leadership for this effort."

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