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Scanning electron microscope image of an HIV-infected T cell, courtesy of NIAID

Georgetown's HIV Policy Lab recently produced a report that was reprinted by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. The featured piece, titled "Policy Barriers to HIV Progress," discussed translating HIV scientific advances to law and policy.

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In BMJ the O'Neill Institute's Matthew Kavanagh and colleagues discuss their recommendations for addressing COVID-19 and preventing another pandemic, including equitable policymaking, capacity strengthening, and a new pandemic treaty.

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How do religious communities contribute—both positively and less so—to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? For the last year the Berkley Center's Religious Responses to COVID-19 project has addressed this question through research, commentary, and dialogue involving faith actors and development leaders.

This is an old man wearing a light blue mask.

Researchers from several departments at Georgetown recently co-authored an article on "Approaching 'Elective' Surgery in the Era of COVID-19" in the Journal of Hand Surgery, in which they propose an ethical framework for prioritizing elective surgery during the pandemic.

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Matthew Kavanagh and Mara Pillinger of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law co-authored an article on how longitudinal legal data are used for comparative analysis and proposed that global policy surveillance should be involved in core global public health…

This is a thermometer showing very high temperature: 41 degrees centigrade or 106 degrees Fahrenheit.

Colin J. Carlson (Center for Global Health Science and Security) and Shweta Bansal (Department of Biology) recently co-authored a “Comment” in Nature Communications discussing misconceptions about weather and seasonality's influence on COVID-19 transmission, emphasizing that this should not misguide