News by Year - 2021

Johns Hopkins Receives Award for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance and Infection Control Partnership in India

Post Date: 
2021-12-14
Johns Hopkins Receives Award for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance and Infection Control Partner
In a press release issued Tuesday, December 7, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the launch of two global networks to address the rise of antimicrobial resistance and other healthcare threats.

COVID-19 still found a way into a fully vaccinated crowd. Will Omicron make 'breakthrough infections' worse?

Post Date: 
2021-12-08
Source: 
ABC.NET
COVID-19
"Chase Hughes (right) caught COVID-19 at his high school reunion, but former classmate Diana Blackburn Mahoney did not."

CDC Launches Two Global Networks, Awards $22 Million to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance and Infectious Diseases

Post Date: 
2021-12-07
Dr. Matt Robinson
Dr. Matt Robinson’s collaboration with Indian partners on this CDC-funded effort builds on years of work on antimicrobial resistance.

COVID Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know

Post Date: 
2021-12-06
Source: 
hopkinsmedicine.org
Dr. Robert C. Bollinger
Dr. Bollinger: “My own expectation is that being fully vaccinated, including boosters, will still provide a reduced risk of hospitalization and death."

Here's why you shouldn't be panicking about the new COVID variant, Omicron.

Post Date: 
2021-12-01
Source: 
Mamamia
“All RNA viruses mutate over time, some more than others...flu viruses change often, which is why doctors recommend that you get..."

States with High Vaccination Rates Can Still Experience COVID-19 Surges — Here’s Why

Post Date: 
2021-12-01
Source: 
Healthline
High Vaccination Rates
Dr. Robert Bollinger: “We went through the same cycle last year with different parts of the country… going up at different times,"

Dashboards and trackers: Covid-19 pandemic made data new normal

Post Date: 
2021-11-30
Source: 
Business Standard
Lack of reliable numbers to accurately portray the Covid19 pandemic may result in the dangerous equation ‘’no data is equal to no problem.’

Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented rise of data

Post Date: 
2021-11-29
Source: 
Business Standard
Dr. Amita Gupta
Enormous amounts of data have been generated and analysed during the Covid-19 pandemic around the world. India has been there, too, and how.

The Growing Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance in India

Post Date: 
2021-11-12
Source: 
contagionlive.com
Dr. Amita Gupta
India is the world’s leading consumer of antibiotics, and Amita Gupta, MD, is researching how the country can best mitigate the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Researchers Identify Biomarker that Heralds Poor Outcomes in TB Patients

Post Date: 
2021-11-09
Dr. Akshay Gupte and colleagues discovered that elevated IL-6 can predict poor treatment outcomes, showcasing a need for including IL-6 in clinical screenings.

Study identifies need to improve patient retention in the National TB Elimination Programme, highlights patients’ trust relationship with private providers

Post Date: 
2021-11-02
Source: 
indianexpress.com
Study identifies need to improve patient retention
The study identified the need to improve patient retention in the NTEP and highlight patients' trust relationship with private providers

Mentorship Award!

Post Date: 
2021-11-02
Gauri Dhumal and Neetal Nevrekar Receive PEER Grant Award
Gauri Dhumal and Neetal Nevrekar received the award from USAID’s Women in Science Mentoring Program for separate pilot projects that study better tuberculosis treatment methods. Nishi Suryavanshi is their mentor.

An Update on COVID-19 and India

Post Date: 
2021-10-01
Source: 
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Vidya Mave
Last spring, India experienced a catastrophic wave of COVID-19 infections with more than 100,000 cases per day, exceeding hospital capacity in some areas and leading to oxygen shortages.

What Chris Rock Did Immediately After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Post Date: 
2021-09-21
Source: 
nickiswift.com
Chris Rock
Dr. Robert Bollinger: "...changes are something to be watched, to ensure that testing, treatment and vaccines are still effective."

Covid-19 variants in SA: Your questions answered

Post Date: 
2021-09-16
Source: 
The Citizen
Dr. Robert Bollinger
Dr. Bollnger: “All RNA viruses mutate over time, some more than others, which is why doctors recommend that you get a new flu vaccine every year,."

India Revises National TB Prevention Guidelines Using Findings from Indo-JHU Research 

Post Date: 
2021-08-31
Source: 
CCGHE
TB graphic
“If we can screen patients early and get their household contacts on preventive therapy, we have an opportunity to stop the chain of this horrible disease.”

Will I need to get a COVID-19 booster shot before my next trip?

Post Date: 
2021-08-23
Source: 
Lonely Planet
Booster Shot
If this trend continues, it's possible that travelers will need to stay up-to-date with their vaccines before planning any international trips.

Best COVID face masks for kids? New guidance about disposable, KN95 and more

Post Date: 
2021-08-20
Source: 
c/net
Best COVID face masks for kids
"A good quality disposable mask under a cloth mask is a reasonable alternative, as long as the fit on the face, nose and mouth is tight."

Expert Analysis on COVID Delta Variant and Afghanistan Withdrawal

Post Date: 
2021-08-17
Source: 
Leslie Marshall Show, with Brad Bannnon
The Leslie Marshall Show
The Leslie Marshall Show, with Brad Bannon. Dr. Bob Bollinger joined the first half of the show to discuss the COVID Delta variant.

Should Immunocompromised People Get Booster Shots? What the Experts Say

Post Date: 
2021-08-11
Source: 
Healthline
Booster Shot
Due to a weakened immune system, immunocompromised patients are at higher risk of serious illness from many infectious diseases.

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