Washington Post: Millions track the pandemic on Johns Hopkins’s dashboard. Those who built it say some miss the real story.

Washington Post: Millions track the pandemic on Johns Hopkins’s dashboard. Those who built it say some miss the real story.. “Since launching in January, the university’s Coronavirus Resource Center has exploded in scope and popularity, garnering millions of page views and popping up in news coverage and daily conversation. Through numbers, the tracker has told the story of what the virus is doing while the story is still unfolding, offering a nearly real-time picture of its silent march across the globe. But even as data has jumped to the forefront of international discussions about the virus, the Johns Hopkins team wrestles with doubts about whether the numbers can truly capture the scope of the pandemic, and whether the public and policymakers are failing to absorb the big picture. They know what they are producing is not a high-resolution snapshot of the pandemic but a constantly shifting Etch a Sketch of the trail of covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.”

Johns Hopkins University: JHU researchers to use machine learning to predict heart damage in COVID-19 victims

Johns Hopkins University: JHU researchers to use machine learning to predict heart damage in COVID-19 victims. “Johns Hopkins researchers recently received a $195,000 Rapid Response Research grant from the National Science Foundation to, using machine learning, identify which COVID-19 patients are at risk of adverse cardiac events such as heart failure, sustained abnormal heartbeats, heart attacks, cardiogenic shock and death. Increasing evidence of COVID-19’s negative impacts on the cardiovascular system highlights a great need for identifying COVID-19 patients at risk for heart problems, the researchers say. However, no such predictive capabilities currently exist.”

Johns Hopkins University: Free online course features COVID-19 insights from Johns Hopkins experts

Johns Hopkins University: Free online course features COVID-19 insights from Johns Hopkins experts. “Johns Hopkins University has launched a free online course for the general public about COVID-19 featuring experts from across the university—including those on the front lines of research and treatment—sharing the latest insights and evidence about the disease, its spread, and ways to stay healthy.”

Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins Launches New U.S.-focused Covid-19 Tracking Map

Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins Launches New U.S.-focused Covid-19 Tracking Map. “Johns Hopkins University has launched a data-rich, U.S.-focused coronavirus tracking map, adding to existing efforts that have made the university a go-to global resource for tracking confirmed cases of COVID-19 and related data over the past three months. Created through a multidisciplinary collaboration by experts from across Johns Hopkins, the new map features county-level infection and population data, allowing policymakers, the media, and the public to find specific, up-to-date information about the outbreak and how it is affecting communities across the nation.”

Johns Hopkins University: Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing

Johns Hopkins University: Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing. “A team lead by computer scientist Mark Dredze created the Twitter Social Mobility Index by measuring public geotagged data from Twitter, tweets to which users attach their current location, from March 16 to March 29 and compared it to similar data from Jan. 1, 2019 to March 16, 2020. They found that movement of Americans during the COVID-19 outbreak dropped significantly — to just 52% percent of what it had been. In some states, people’s movement did not change as much but in others, particularly those with firm social distancing measures in place, the reductions were much more dramatic.”

Snopes: Did Johns Hopkins Publish This ‘Excellent Summary’ of COVID-19 Advice?

Snopes: Did Johns Hopkins Publish This ‘Excellent Summary’ of COVID-19 Advice?. “This is not something produced by Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM). We have seen rumors and misinformation about COVID-19 citing our experts and circulating on social media, and we have received several inquiries from the general public about these posts. We do not know their origin, and they lack credibility.”

Johns Hopkins Hub: Map Tracks Coronavirus Outbreak In Near Real Time

Johns Hopkins Hub: Map Tracks Coronavirus Outbreak In Near Real Time. “The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering has built and is regularly updating an online dashboard for tracking the worldwide spread of the coronavirus outbreak that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan.”

Johns-Hopkins News-Letter: University Press releases free digitized manuscripts

Johns-Hopkins News-Letter: University Press releases free digitized manuscripts. “Last week, the Hopkins University Press released digitized copies of 100 out-of-print books to celebrate International Open Access Week. These books are part of the Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions initiative which began last year after a $200,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.” The article notes that most of the selections are monographs.

EurekAlert: Johns Hopkins researchers publish digital health roadmap

EurekAlert: Johns Hopkins researchers publish digital health roadmap. “In the dizzying swirl of health-related websites, social media and smartphone apps, finding a reliable source of health information can be a challenge. A group of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University schools of medicine and public health, as well as the university’s Applied Physics Laboratory, have mapped out a course to navigate that complicated landscape.”

Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins scientists to build machine translation system for obscure languages

Johns Hopkins: Johns Hopkins scientists to build machine translation system for obscure languages. “A team of computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University has won a $10.7 million grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to create an information retrieval and translation system for languages that are not widely used around the world. Philipp Koehn, a computer science professor in JHU’s Whiting School of Engineering, is leading a group of 20 professors, research scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and doctoral students in an effort to build a system that can respond to inquiries typed in English based on documents written in so-called ‘low resource’ languages, which means there is relatively little written material in these languages.”

PRNewswire: ‘Evidence for ESSA’ Website Is Live: New National Resource Ranks K-12 Reading and Math Programs According to Evidence (PRESS RELEASE)

PRNewswire: ‘Evidence for ESSA’ Website Is Live: New National Resource Ranks K-12 Reading and Math Programs According to Evidence (PRESS RELEASE). “Today the Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) at Johns Hopkins University has released its much anticipated new website called Evidence for ESSA … a free web-based resource that provides easy access to information on programs that meet the evidence standards defined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The website is designed for education leaders at the state, district and school levels, to provide information to state chiefs, superintendents, principals, teachers, parents, and anyone else interested in which programs meet the ESSA evidence standards.”