Presentations

Without Testing We Do Not Know Where the Virus is and Who Has It

Post Date: 
2020-04-09
Source: 
Background Briefing with Ian Matthews
We begin with the U.S. having close to 500,000 COVID-19 cases, by far the highest in the world, and at the same time one of the lowest rates of testing for the virus with less that 1% of the population tested so far. Dr. Robert Bollinger, Professor of Infectious Diseases at The Johns Hopkins...

Diário coronavírus (07/04/20): Brasil registra 667 mortes por coronavírus e 13,7 mil casos

Post Date: 
2020-04-07
Source: 
ADVFN News (Brazil)
novo coronavírus (covid-19), segundo atualização do Ministério da Saúde divulgada hoje (7). O número representa um aumento de 20% em relação a ontem (6), quando foram registrados 553 óbitos. São Paulo segue como epicentro da pandemia, com 371 mortes, mais da metade dos óbitos de todo o país. O...

Le médecin de Johns Hopkins dit que les États-Unis ont encore besoin de tests supplémentaires

Post Date: 
2020-04-07
Source: 
News 24 (France)
L'amélioration dans ces domaines, ainsi que les efforts de distanciation sociale existants, "nous permettront vraiment de faire avancer l'économie, de reprendre le travail", a déclaré Bollinger, professeur de maladies infectieuses à la faculté de médecine de Johns Hopkins. Bollinger a déclaré que...

New York has 12 TIMES more deaths than California because the state was slow to react to the pandemic, late on lockdown rules and advised residents to 'go on with' their lives, experts say

Post Date: 
2020-04-08
Source: 
Daily Mail
Dr. Robert Bollinger, CCGHE Director, was interviewed for this report on the COVID-19 pandemic. New York has more than 12 times the number of coronavirus deaths than California because the state was slow to react to the pandemic, late on lockdown rules and had advised residents to 'go on with'...

US needs more testing to ‘transfer the economy ahead,’ says Johns Hopkins infectious disease expert

Post Date: 
2020-04-09
Source: 
Gruntstuff
Dr. Robert Bollinger, CCGHE Director, was interviewed for this report on the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly, the U.S. needs more speedy testing and a greater system of contact tracing to decide who has been contaminated by COVID-19 and who has not, Bollinger mentioned on “Energy Lunch.”...

‘Every part of the country’ still at risk — ex-FDA chief urges US to stay united in coronavirus fight

Post Date: 
2020-04-09
Source: 
CNBC
Additional testing and contact tracing efforts are critical in obtaining the information needed to “move the economy forward,” Dr. Robert Bollinger of Johns Hopkins University told CNBC earlier this week. He pointed to contact tracing programs in Massachusetts and Maryland as examples that need to...

Want to end state lockdowns? Send in the coronavirus detectives.

Post Date: 
2020-04-21
Source: 
The Christian Science Monitor
Contact Tracing
CSM: Bob Bollinger discusses limitations in US capacity for tracing contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Pandemic Planning in Pune: Distributing Study Medication during COVID-19

Post Date: 
2020-04-23
Dr. Sandesh Patil
Dr. Sandesh Patil reports how the team in India ensured study participants received medication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

State response panel, experts meet to strengthen testing

Post Date: 
2020-04-24
Source: 
Hindustan Times
The Health Sector Response and Procurement Committee (HSRPC) of Punjab held a meeting over videoconference with experts from Johns Hopkins University, USA; Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh, to discuss approaches to strengthen testing strategy in the state. “The state...

Funeral industry concerned about guidance, protective gear

Post Date: 
2020-04-24
Source: 
Associated Press (via Washington Post)
Dr. Natasha Chida
Associated Press: Dr. Natasha Chida was interviewed for this article.

Why Antibody Tests May Not Be the Answer

Post Date: 
2020-04-16
Source: 
New York Magazine
Dr. Natasha Chida
New York Magazine: Dr. Chida discusses COVID antibody testing: "The first step to figuring out immunity in the community is having a good test that performs well"

Coronavirus live blog: Infectious disease expert Dr. Bob Bollinger answers your questions

Post Date: 
2020-04-10
Source: 
Fox News
Dr. Bob Bollinger, a professor of infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and consultant at emocha, a digital health startup using telehealth to monitor healthcare providers for COVID-19 symptoms.

Crowd-Sourcing COVID-19 Knowledge: Doctors turn to social media

Post Date: 
2020-04-16
Source: 
NBC News (via WDTN, Dayton, OH)
Approved followers can see videos of nurses teaching others how to safely roll over a patient, or how to use a ventilator. Dr. Bob Bollinger of Johns Hopkins says medicine is changing. “I think it can be a very important tool, but it has to be leveraged in a way that it supports the other parts of...

Are temperature checks effective in stopping corona virus spread?

Post Date: 
2020-04-27
Source: 
Huffington Post
Dr. Natasha Chida
Natasha Chida, assistant director of the infectious diseases fellowship program and assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins, also pointed out the shortcomings of temperature checks. “It can’t necessarily hurt to implement temperature checks in public places to limit people who are...

EMA Panel Backs Pretomanid for Drug-Resistant TB

Post Date: 
2020-03-31
Source: 
Medscape
Amita Gupta is mentioned in this article.

New Stanford Antibody Study Sparks Criticism

Post Date: 
2020-04-22
Source: 
KQED Radio Hosted by Michael Krasny
Two new antibody studies, from Santa Clara County and Los Angeles County, find far more widespread coronavirus infection rates than previously thought.  The findings have big implications for what is known about the lethality of COVID19 as well as when the shelter in place can be eased...

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...

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: Viral post says gargling water will prevent coronavirus; Our experts say false

Post Date: 
2020-04-30
Source: 
WUSA (Via WTHR)
As the latest strain of the coronavirus continues to spread, it's put a lot of people on edge. For that reason, many have been quick to believe online posts providing a miracle cure for the virus. The viral post claims that coronavirus "remains in the throat for four days," before it heads to the...

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."

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