The COVID-19 vaccine campaign will last for months, if not longer — it took over a hundred years for vaccination to wipe out smallpox. By examining how smallpox vaccination succeeded and failed, we can learn what may happen with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and how to address potential pitfalls.
The long-awaited new year has finally come, and we’re all looking forward to returning to some semblance of normal life pre-COVID-19. Here are a few things to get you excited for the new year.
The COVID-19 pandemic has instilled feelings of uneasiness and fear, and raised questions about what the future holds. First-year medical student Sumil Nair looks at how these emotions are all too familiar to patients on the organ transplant list, a process dramatically affected by the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted healthcare systems in many ways beyond direct care of COVID-19 patients. One disruption lies in the public health infrastructure for reporting of infectious diseases, such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Every year, a new crop of interns at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center creates an oath, a “North Star” to help guide us through residency and reaffirm our collective commitment to humanism and professionalism. This year it will be a bit different.
With cold and flu season fast approaching, the push to vaccinate communities against influenza is greater than ever. Meanwhile, COVID-19 vaccine trials are working furiously to release a winning candidate by the end of the year.
Our school of medicine residents and fellows point to their masks to show how they mask up when they’re at the lab or in the hospital, and keep it up when they’re working out, socializing and running errands.
This pandemic has uprooted nearly every aspect of our lives, including our exercise routines and regimens. For one medical student, walking has become an enjoyable and important way to stay active during these challenging times.