Johns Hopkins University distances itself from a report going viral on the COVID-19 scene in India
The Johns Hopkins University has clarified that it is aware of the report bearing its logo and going viral on social media regarding the current COVID-19 situation in India. The university has distanced itself from the report saying that the use of their logo was not authorized and that the report does not reflect the views of CDDEP, Johns Hopkins, or Princeton.
A report bearing the logo of The Johns Hopkins University emerged on 24th March that gave a grim picture of the current Coronavirus situation in India. Soon the report went viral causing a lot of panic among the public.
New report co-authored by faculty w/ appointments at @JohnsHopkinsSPH uses strong scientific modelling based on available data & clear assumptions to help inform the #Covid19 response in India. Note: Its findings do not reflect the views of @JohnsHopkins. https://t.co/LCMMKcWImW pic.twitter.com/JkUh4nImrY
— International Health (@JohnsHopkinsIH) March 28, 2020
When a Twitter user informed The Johns Hopkins University about this report, the university promptly clarified that the use of their logo was not authorized in this case.
The use of our logo was not authorized in this case and JHU is engaging with CDDEP on it. Thank you.
— Johns Hopkins University (@JohnsHopkins) March 26, 2020
The university went on to say that the report which is being widely circulated in India, does not reflect the views of CDDEP, Johns Hopkins, or Princeton.
To clarify: Faculty with appointments at @JohnsHopkinsSPH co-authored this report with @CDDEP and Princeton researchers. The report has been updated to clarify its authors affiliations and does not reflect the views of CDDEP, Johns Hopkins, or Princeton.https://t.co/QrFhRDq1Fs
— Johns Hopkins University (@JohnsHopkins) March 28, 2020