Ask the India Institute Anything | COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a dramatic impact on public health across the globe and while many countries are seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases, India is experiencing an alarming surge. The India Institute, in partnership with Hopkins at Home, is inviting students, faculty, staff, and alumni to bring their questions to experts from Johns Hopkins using a flexible AMA-style platform that allows them to ask questions as they arise, and on their own schedules.
Our panel of experts is looking forward to answering your questions, sharing their answers for all to see. The virtual bulletin board will be active for the three weekdays. You can submit your question at any time during that period and simply check back later for an answer; experts will post their answers within a day’s time.
Questions and answers will be public, and though we can’t guarantee that all questions will be answered, moderators will be coordinating with experts to answer as many of your questions as possible. No question is too big or too small; we want this to be a space where you can go to better understand all facets of the COVID 19 election.
The India Institute and the Alumni Association welcomes a diversity of thought and opinions, however, we do ask that your questions and comments remain respectful and on-topic. We reserve the right to delete any questions that are demeaning, harassing/hostile, or derogatory in nature.
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Meet our Panelists
(top row, left to right)
Naor Bar-Zeev, PhD, Associate Professor of International Health
Judith K. Bass, PhD, Associate Professor of Mental Health | Center for Global Health
Robert C. Bollinger, MD, MPH, Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases | Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing | Director, Center for Clinical Global Health Education | Associate Director for Medicine, Center for Global Health
Bhakti Hansoti, M.B.Ch.B., MPH, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
(bottom row, left to right)
Matthew Louis Robinson, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mathuram Santosham, MD, Professor of International Health, Epidemiology, and Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Sunil Solomon, M.B.B.S., MPH, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Medicine
Brian Wahl, PhD, Assistant Scientist, Department of International Health
How does the efficacy of the Indian vaccines (Covishield and Covaxin) compare to that of the American Pzifer, J&J and Moderna vaccines?
Asked by tchatte1 on Tue, 06/08/2021 - 15:23. 1 person subscribed to this question.
Can you give an overview of what might be happening in rural areas vs. urban areas? Most of the news seems to be focused on urban areas.
Asked by firstname.lastname@example.org on Thu, 06/10/2021 - 09:23. 1 person subscribed to this question.
I plan to travel to India in February 2022 and I am fully vaccinated. Yet, it was recently reported that a golfer was fully vaccinated and tested positive for Covid-19, after he did report being in the presence of someone who was positive. Does this mean a person could transmit the virus to other individuals who are not fully vaccinated? I will certainly plan to wear a mask, but do not want someone to quarantine me in a hotel since I have no way of knowing that I was in the presence of an unvaccinated person. I am also traveling to Belize in July 2021 with 2 adult grandchildren who are fully vaccinated and don’t want any surprises - like quarantine!
Asked by email@example.com on Fri, 06/11/2021 - 19:24. 1 person subscribed to this question.
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