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How to Cope When COVID Steals Loving Touch, Hugs

Understanding the reason why we can’t hug and touch those we love during the pandemic is one thing. Dealing with the effects of that are still proving very difficult for many. Elizabeth Stuart is quoted.

How 132 Epidemiologists Are Deciding When to Send Their Children to School

We asked more than 500 epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists when they expect to restart 20 activities of daily life, assuming that the coronavirus pandemic and the public health response to it unfold as they expect.Stephane Helleringer, Alison Abraham, Elizabeth Ogburn, Elizabeth Stuart and Amber D’Souza are quoted.

What is safe to do during the pandemic?

A recent survey provides a snapshot of where Americans see the most danger — and where they’re most out of sync with experts. Faculty Associate Elizabeth Stuart is quoted. 14 other JHSPH experts are featured on the panel.

Hospitals fear being shortchanged in coronavirus funding

The Trump administration has been moving quickly to distribute CARES Act funding to hospitals and doctors, but providers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are worried they will be shortchanged. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.

The Coronavirus Class Divide: Space and Privacy

“Shelter in place” is a dictate that assumes the existence of shelter — the safe, stable, controlled environment that poor people often lack. “The pandemic is a reminder that privacy is at a premium among the poor — hard to find and extremely valuable.” Faculty Associate Stefani DeLuca is quoted.

Show compassion for sex workers and drug users during COVID-19 pandemic | Commentary

Instead of intensifying the isolation of marginalized people in ways that will only further endanger their health, we can tap into the sense of communal responsibility generated by the pandemic and extend the boundaries of compassion, especially for sex workers and drug users. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman wrote the op-ed.

Don’t Expect a Quarantine Baby Boom

Not only do disasters have little effect, if any, on birthrates, the coronavirus pandemic will probably discourage couples from having children, experts say Faculty Associate Alison Gemmill is featured.

Hogan should follow Mosby’s lead and release older, parole-approved offenders from state prisons

Marilyn Mosby, State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, has urged Gov. Larry Hogan to set free all inmates over the age of 60 in state prisons, anyone approved for parole, and all prisoners scheduled to complete their sentences within the next year amidst the potentially explosive COVID-19 within detention centers. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman, Saba Rouhani and Ju Park co-wrote […]