Johns Hopkins University developed tiny, star-shaped micro-devices called ‘Theragrippers’ that attach to the intestinal mucosa and can deliver drugs into the body. In October 2020, a Johns Hopkins University research team published an animal study confirming that the new technology works flawlessly.
Dr. Kelly Henning, the epidemiologist at Bloomberg Philanthropies who heads the project, said that the only way to reopen safely is with an unprecedented effort to interview the people who get the virus, track down every single person they come in contact with, and get them to quarantine for 14 days.
In Pennsylvania, officials reduced the death toll and removed some of the people who were diagnosed COVID-19 because coroners disputed the inflated numbers. The Star Tribune in Minnesota has dropped Johns Hopkins University as a source, because it is counting both confirmed and unconfirmed cases of COVID-19.