Johns Hopkins Experts Brief Capitol Hill on Coronavirus

Mar 6, 2020 – Johns Hopkins experts brief Capitol Hill staffers in Washington, D.C., about the coronavirus.

Experts presenting include:

Moderator: Lauren Sauer, Director of Operations with the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR).

  • Jason Farley: Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
  • Lauren Gardner: Co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, whose lab created the coronavirus tracking map being used worldwide.
  • Tom Inglesby: Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Lisa Maragakis: Senior director of infection prevention for the Johns Hopkins Health System and an epidemiologist.
  • Andy Pekosz: Co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance and a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Ninety-minute briefing

by Johns Hopkins University public health experts.

Published by Johns Hopkins University on Mar 6, 2020

Be cautious, but don’t panic.

As my colleagues have already detailed throughout our discussion today, this is a quickly changing outbreak, one that is causing alarm across the nation and the globe. The WHO has dubbed the situation of COVID-19 as much an outbreak as it is an outbreak of misinformation, an info-demic is the word they used.

Dr. Jason Farley

Professor of nursing in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Nursing and Medicine.


I decided to drop the Johns Hopkins corona tracker and switch to Worldometer’s COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC tracker. It’s not as good looking as the one from Johns Hopkins but provides more information.

  • Currently Infected Patients (Active Cases)
  • Patients in Mild Condition
  • Patients in Serious or Critical Condition
  • Closed Cases (Recovered / Discharged and Deaths)

Data on testing at The COVID Tracking Project. (US totals and state by state numbers.)

It’s also a good idea to read this article: Evidence over hysteria — COVID-19. (It looks like this post was taken down by Medium. Will see if it come back.) The material is still on at this location.

If you rather use tracker from Johns Hopkins, use this link. Remember, however, that in order to get the number of people presently infected (active cases) you must subtract “Total Deaths” and “Total Recovered” from “Total Confirmed”.

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