Tag Archives: Johns Hopkins

Global COVID Death Toll Surpasses Five Million

NPR reports: Global deaths from COVID-19 have now surpassed 5 million, according to the data released Monday from Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker. The U.S. continues to lead the world with the number of confirmed deaths from the virus — where more than 745,800 people have died from COVID-19. Brazil (with more than 607,000 deaths) and India (with more than …

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2021 COVID Death Toll Now Higher Than All Of 2020

USA Today reports: In the history of the pandemic in the U.S., 2020 will be remembered as the most disruptive year, a time when the coronavirus shut down businesses, schools, sports, travel and many more staples of everyday life. But 2021 has surpassed its predecessor as the deadliest year. That threshold, especially lamentable considering the widespread availability of  COVID-19 vaccines …

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Known Global COVID Death Toll Passes Four Million

The New York Times reports: The world’s known coronavirus death toll passed four million on Thursday, a loss roughly equivalent to the population of Los Angeles, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. It took nine months for the virus to claim one million lives, and the pace has quickened since then. The second …

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Analysis: COVID Cases On Rise In Nearly Half Of States

USA Today reports: COVID-19 cases were up in nearly half of U.S. states, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. Alaska and Arkansas more than doubled cases in just the last week. South Carolina and Kansas are up more than 50%. In Missouri, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients jumped by nearly 30% over the Fourth …

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2021 Global COVID Deaths Already More Than 2020

The Wall Street Journal reports: More people have died from Covid-19 already this year than in all of 2020, according to official counts, highlighting how the global pandemic is far from over even as vaccines beat back the virus in wealthy nations. It took less than six months for the globe to record more than 1.88 million Covid-19 deaths this …

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Bloomberg Donates Record $1.8B To Johns Hopkins

Newsy reports: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making a massive donation to Johns Hopkins University to help provide financial aid for low- and middle-income students. The university announced in a press release Sunday Bloomberg will contribute a whopping $1.8 billion — the biggest donation ever given to an academic institution in the U.S. Bloomberg was quoted in …

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Johns Hopkins Launches Nation’s First HIV-Positive To HIV-Positive Organ Transplant Program

The Washington Post reports: Johns Hopkins announced this week that it had received approval from the nation’s organ-sharing authority to become the first hospital in the United States to conduct transplants involving HIV-positive donors and HIV-positive recipients. “This is an unbelievably exciting day for our hospital and our team, but more importantly for patients living with HIV and end-stage organ …

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Setback In HIV Cure Research

Via Johns Hopkins: Just when some scientists were becoming more hopeful about finding a strategy to outwit HIV’s ability to resist, evade and otherwise survive efforts to rid it from the body, another hurdle has emerged to foil their plans, new research from Johns Hopkins shows. In a cover-story report on the research to be published in the journal Cell …

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