COVID-19

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Alexandria Boehm, PhD, Stanford University professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses her work measuring COVID-19 community prevalence using sewage in this ScopeBlog article.
December 9, 2020

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Stanford will begin administering a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines to essential health care personnel on Dec. 18 and expects vaccines will be made available to all Stanford Medicine affiliates by the end of January, as discussed in this Stanford Daily article.
December 9, 2020

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Stanford Medicine’s Community Alliance to Test Coronavirus at Home (CATCH) Study, aimed at estimating the true prevalence of COVID-19 in the Bay Area, is looked at in this Patch article.
December 9, 2020

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Yvonne Maldonado, MD, Stanford Medicine pediatrician and Stanford Children’s Health director of infection control, and Melissa Bondy, PhD, Stanford Medicine chair of the department of epidemiology and public health, discuss how COVID-19 has shaped Stanford Medicine's understanding of health disparities and how the institution is responding in this ScopeBlog article.
December 8, 2020

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Michal Tal, PhD, Stanford Medicine immunologist, explains science has not yet determined if vaccinated individuals cannot become infected with COVID-19 and transfer the virus to others in this New York Times article.
December 8, 2020

Physician Stories
Prasanthi Govindarajan, MD, Stanford Medicine emergency medicine physician, provides comment on the COVID-19 testing in this ABC7 story.
December 8, 2020

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Anne Liu, MD, Stanford Medicine allergist, immunologist, and infectious disease doctor, explains the reasoning behind playground closures during shelter-in-place in this NBC Bay Area story.
December 7, 2020

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Yvonne Maldonado, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of pediatrics and Stanford Children’s Health director of infection control, speaks to anti-viral therapy development and the challenge of identifying clinical trial participants in this Mercury News article.
December 6, 2020

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Dean Winslow, MD, Stanford Medicine infectious disease expert and hospitalist, provides advice on how to safely swap cookies in this TODAY article.
December 4, 2020

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Dean Winslow, MD, Stanford Medicine infectious disease expert and hospitalist, discusses how we can safely celebrate Christmas this year with TODAY.
December 4, 2020

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Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, Stanford Medicine developmental psychologist, discusses her recent research finding that vaping among teens and young adults has decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 1 in 4 respondents citing concern about lung health.
December 3, 2020

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Dean Winslow, MD, Stanford Medicine infectious disease expert and hospitalist, discusses the how another stay-at-home order could curb COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area with KRON4.
December 2, 2020

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Yvonne Maldonado, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of pediatrics and Stanford Children’s Health director of infection control, discusses the process of validating vaccines and vaccinating children in this Healthline article.
December 2, 2020

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Douglas Owens, MD, director of the Stanford Medicine Center for Health Policy, and Jason Wang, MD, PhD, director of the Stanford Medicine Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention, discuss strategies for influencing behavior change in this ScopeBlog piece.
December 2, 2020

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Dean Winslow, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of medicine, discusses transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 with Mic.
December 2, 2020

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Grace Lee, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of pediatrics and a member of a vaccine advisory committee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides comment on vaccine equity among health care professionals in this New York Times article.
December 1, 2020

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Wesson Ashford, MD, PhD, Stanford Medicine psychiatrist and behavioral scientist, discusses his recently published American Journals of Medicine article suggesting the Measles (MMR) vaccine may mitigate COVID-19 spread and severity in this ABC7 story.
November 30, 2020

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This San Francisco Chronicle article recaps the status of some COVID-19 treatment and vaccine candidates, including a number of clinical studies based at Stanford Medicine.
November 30, 2020

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Andra Blomkalns, MD, Stanford Medicine Emergency Department chair, discusses preparation for the Bay Area’s surge in COVID-19 cases and the toll the pandemic is taking on health care workers.
November 27, 2020

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Grace Lee, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of pediatrics and a member of a vaccine advisory committee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks to vaccine distribution strategy in this WIRED article.
November 25, 2020

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Andra Blomkalns, MD, Stanford Medicine Emergency Department chair, discusses preparation for the Bay Area’s surge in COVID-19 case in this ABC7 story.
November 25, 2020

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Anne Liu, MD, Stanford Medicine allergist, immunologist, and infectious disease doctor, discusses mask mandates in this POPSUGAR article.
November 23, 2020

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Seema Yasmin, MD, Director of Research and Education at the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, discusses how to effectively communicate COVID-19 risks in this Guardian article.
November 22, 2020

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John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, Stanford Medicine professor of epidemiology and population health, discusses the benefits of clinical trial open data in this ScopeBlog article.
November 21, 2020

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Andra Blomkalns, MD, Stanford Medicine Emergency Department chair, discusses preparation for the Bay Area’s surge in COVID-19 cases and notes that our choices will determine just how bad the surge gets.
November 21, 2020

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This ScopeBlog piece recaps a recent study by Stanford-CIDE Coronavirus Simulation Modeling Consortium researchers, finding that once the a person in a previously healthy household becomes infected with SARS-CoV-2, the others have a roughly 17% chance of catching the virus.
November 19, 2020

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Dean Winslow, MD, Stanford Medicine infectious disease expert and hospitalist, discusses the risks associated with exercising with a personal trainer in this CNET story.
November 19, 2020

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Jorge Caballero, MD, Stanford Medicine anesthesiologist, discusses the surge in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. and predicts the death toll will reach 300,000 people in less than a month in this ABC story.
November 19, 2020

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Robert Siegel, MD, PhD, Stanford Medicine professor of microbiology and immunology, provides insight into surging Bay Area COVID-19 cases in this San Francisco Chronicle article.
November 19, 2020

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Aruna Subramanian, MD, Stanford Medicine infectious disease doctor, discusses the risk that endures even with a COVID-19 test in this NBC Bay Area story.
November 18, 2020

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Krutika Kuppalli, MD, Stanford Medicine infectious disease doctor, discusses the challenges of tracking asymptomatic COVID-19 transmission in this Nature story.
November 18, 2020

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Andra Blomkalns, MD, Chair of the Stanford Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine, discusses preparation for a surge in COVID-19 cases, comparing the experience to war, in this ABC7 story.
November 18, 2020

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Anne Liu, MD, Stanford Medicine clinical associate professor of pediatrics and of medicine, recommends steps individuals can take to slow the spread of COVID-19 as cases surge in this NBC Bay Area story.
November 17, 2020

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This ABC7 story recaps a recent study by Stanford University School of Medicine and Duke University finding that more than half of hospital deaths from COVID-19 were Black or Hispanic patients.
November 17, 2020

Press Release
The 368-bed hospital building, which celebrates its one-year anniversary on Nov. 17, features technology and design features that have made handling COVID-19 cases easier.
November 17, 2020

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Zara Patel, MD, Stanford Medicine Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery and rhinologist, explains why COVID-19 impacts the sense of smell and taste in this Allure article.
November 17, 2020

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Researchers found that Black and Hispanic people made up 58% of all patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and 53% of those who died from the disease.
November 17, 2020

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Julie Greicius, Stanford Health Care director of external communication, provides insight into Stanford Health Care’s COVID-19 case load in this Mercury News article.
November 16, 2020

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Seema Yasmin, MD, Director of Research and Education at the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, explains the role local news plays in keeping communities healthy in this CNN segment.
November 15, 2020

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Yvonne Maldonado, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of pediatrics, epidemiology, and population health, provides comment on the future of COVID-19 drug therapies in this Mercury News article.
November 15, 2020

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Angela Rogers, MD, head of the Stanford Health Care COVID-19 Critical Care Task Force, encourages Bay Area residents to take caution this Thanksgiving amid surging COVID-19 cases in this KTVU story.
November 14, 2020

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Michael Snyder, PhD, director of the Stanford Medicine Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, provides comment on his ongoing study investigating the link between biometric changes recorded by fitness trackers and COVID-19.
November 13, 2020

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Lloyd Minor, MD, Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, discusses what can be done to control the spread of the coronavirus and concerns about a vaccine with CNBC.
November 11, 2020

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Stanford Medicine experts have created a framework to guide public officials, school administrators and business leaders on re-establishing normal operations during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 11, 2020

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Robert Siegel, MD, PhD, Stanford Medicine professor of microbiology and immunology, discusses possible contributing factors to the surge of COVID-19 cases in California with the San Francisco Chronicle.
November 11, 2020

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Sam Shen, MD, Stanford Medicine clinical associate professor of emergency medicine, discusses the work Stanford Health Care has done to prepare for a rise of flu cases while COVID-19 cases are also rising.
November 11, 2020

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Yvonne Maldonado, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of pediatrics, epidemiology, and population health, speaks to the efficacy of masks in this KQED story.
November 9, 2020

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Bali Pulendran, PhD, Stanford Medicine professor of pathology and of microbiology and immunology, lends perceptive on vaccine efficacy in this San Francisco Chronicle article.
November 9, 2020

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Bali Pulendran, PhD, Stanford Medicine professor of pathology and of microbiology and immunology, and David Relman, PhD, Stanford Medicine professor of microbiology and immunology, provide insight into the challenge of distributing COVID-19 vaccines with ABC7.
November 2, 2020

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Yvonne Maldonado, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of pediatrics, provides comment on the heightened wave of infections around the country in this San Francisco Chronicle article.
November 2, 2020

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Stanford Medicine is 1 of 180 sites around the world that began enrolling participants in a Phase 3 Johnson & Johnson-developed coronavirus vaccine clinical trial on Friday, as recapped in this KTVU article.
November 2, 2020

Press Release
Stanford plans to enroll about 1,000 people as part of a large Phase 3 trial to determine whether a vaccine can protect against infection with the coronavirus.
October 30, 2020

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Lawrence Steinman, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of neurology and neurological sciences and of pediatrics, provides insight on the impact of COVID-19 on the brain in this Yahoo article.
October 30, 2020

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Robert Siegel, MD, PhD, Stanford Medicine professor of microbiology and immunology, cautions about the impact of respiratory problems on COVID-19 recovery in this San Francisco Chronicle article.
October 29, 2020

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Yvonne Maldonado, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of pediatrics and Stanford Children’s Health director of infection control, provides comment on viral spread mitigation in this Healthline article.
October 29, 2020

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This ScopeBlog article recaps the efforts of Yvonne Maldonado, MD, leading Stanford Medicine's response to the COVID-19 pandemic
October 28, 2020

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This ScopeBlog article relays practical advice from N95DECON on how to safely vote in person.
October 27, 2020

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The Microsoft co-founder and medical school dean talked about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global health, the race for vaccines and therapeutics, and how to renew the faltering trust many Americans feel in science and medicine.
October 26, 2020

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Marina Martin, MD, MPH, section chief of geriatric medicine at Stanford, lends perspective on how older adults are weathering the pandemic in this San Francisco Chronicle article.
October 26, 2020

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This ScopeBlog article summarizes a journal article published by Maria Polyakova, PhD, Stanford Medicine health economist, looking at the impact of COVID-19 on mortality and the economy.
October 26, 2020

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David Relman, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of microbiology and immunology, discusses the likelihood of COVID-19 outbreaks in the northern hemisphere this winter with Nature.
October 23, 2020

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Yvonne Maldonado, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of pediatrics and Stanford Children’s Health director of infection control, lends perspective on a Yale study tracking the spread of COVID-19 within child-care programs in this Washington Post article.
October 22, 2020

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Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Bill Gates’ recent conversation on the coronavirus crisis is recapped in this Mercury News article.
October 22, 2020

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Stanford Medicine’s initial emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic is reflected on in this ScopeBlog article.
October 22, 2020

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Eben Rosenthal, MD, medical director of the Stanford University Cancer Service Line, discusses the increase in cancer patients presenting with later stage disease as a result of missed screenings in this KTVU story.
October 21, 2020

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Stanford Medicine’s Community Alliance to Test Coronavirus at Home (CATCH) Study is looked at in this NBC Bay Area story.
October 21, 2020

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Anne Liu, MD, Stanford Medicine clinical associate professor of pediatrics and of medicine, discusses COVID-19 community spread with Today.
October 20, 2020

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Yvonne Maldonado, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of pediatrics and Stanford Children’s Health director of infection control, discusses preparation for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine distribution with the SF Chronicle.
October 16, 2020

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Dean Winslow, MD, Stanford Medicine professor of medicine, discusses ways to safely gather with others in this PopSugar article.
October 15, 2020

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Heidi Feldman, MD, PhD, Stanford Medicine professor of developmental and behavioral pediatrics, discusses the challenge of managing stress in this Psychology Today article.
October 15, 2020

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NBA Vice President and Events Medical Director Leroy Sims, MD, a Stanford University alumnus, participated in designing and implementing the NBA bubble. The efforts are recapped in this ScopeBlog article.
October 13, 2020

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Stanford Medicine’s CATCH (Community Alliance to Test Coronavirus at Home) Study aims to track the spread of COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area by leveraging simple at home tests and surveys, as introduced in this Palo Alto Online article.
October 9, 2020

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Vera was designed as an expanded testing platform that’s nationally scalable, rapidly deployable and more affordable than other current options.
September 30, 2020

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Linda Barman, MD, associate director of Stanford Medicine's CROWN Clinic, provides guidance on coping with a coronavirus diagnosis in this ScopeBlog article.
September 29, 2020

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Arianna Huffington, the founder of Thrive Global, spoke with School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor about self-care during the pandemic.
September 29, 2020

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In a nationally representative analysis of coronavirus antibodies, researchers also found high rates of infection among Black and Hispanic people, and in densely populated areas.
September 28, 2020

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It’s time to get a flu shot. In a Q&A, Shanthi Kappagoda, MD, clinical associate professor of infectious diseases, explains why it’s especially important to be vaccinated this year.
September 23, 2020

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Dr. Michael Lin, Stanford Medicine associate professor of neurobiology and of bioengineering, discusses the value to wearing a face mask to protect against COVID-19 with The San Francisco Chronicle.
September 23, 2020

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Dr. Bonnie Maldonado, Stanford Children’s Health professor of pediatrics and medical director of infection, discusses COVID-19 vaccine development with NBC News.
September 23, 2020

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Since elective procedures at Stanford Health Care resumed in April, clinicians and administrators in dermatology are caring for patients in the safest way possible.
September 17, 2020

Press Release
Stanford Medicine faculty are helping Bay Area school districts determine how to access COVID-19 testing and are advising the Los Angeles Unified School District on its testing strategy.
August 26, 2020

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A Stanford study shows that in severely ill COVID-19 patients, “first-responder” immune cells, which should react immediately to signs of viruses or bacteria in the body, instead respond sluggishly.
August 11, 2020

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Data collected in May shows that teenagers and young adults who vape face a much higher risk of COVID-19 than their peers who do not vape, Stanford researchers found.
August 11, 2020

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Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine suggest schools should and can reopen safely if they follow a set of strict — and expensive — guidelines to avoid COVID-19 infections among students and teachers.
August 11, 2020

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A Stanford test for the coronavirus has been validated for pooled testing. This method greatly increases testing capacity and conserves testing resources, which continue to be in short supply.
July 27, 2020

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The nation’s top infectious disease expert spoke with School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor about the challenges posed by COVID-19, the hope for emerging vaccines and treatments, and what’s still unknown about the virus.
July 14, 2020

Researchers want to determine whether favipiravir, an oral drug, is effective in reducing the severity of symptoms and shortening the duration of COVID-19.
June 30, 2020

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With no clear guidelines on how to treat its first coronavirus patients, the ICU used teamwork to find its way through.
June 22, 2020

Press Release
As one of the earliest providers of COVID-19 testing to the greater Bay Area, Stanford Health Care has conducted nearly 75,000 tests for the local community and continues to be a leading resource.
June 12, 2020

Patient Stories
With Stanford physicians once again performing nonemergency procedures, patient Anwar Soliman underwent surgery to relieve his back pain and acid reflux.
May 28, 2020

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With extensive testing showing very low COVID-19 infection rates and with many safety measures in place, Stanford Health Care providers are now performing almost all medical procedures, including surgeries, diagnostic imaging and routine screenings.
May 4, 2020

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A new clinic provides specialized care for patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus but don’t need to be in the hospital. The clinic is isolated from other patient care areas to protect those who aren’t infected.
April 27, 2020

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Isolated COVID-19 patients benefit from interaction via iPad in Stanford Health Care’s Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department.
April 27, 2020

In just two weeks, Stanford Medicine launched an operation to screen employees for the coronavirus and advise them on staying safe during the pandemic.
April 21, 2020

Press Release
In one of the earliest studies of U.S. patients with the coronavirus, researchers found one-third of patients reported symptoms such as loss of appetite, nausea and diarrhea.
April 16, 2020

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The new test screens for antibodies to the virus in plasma, the liquid in blood, to provide information about a person’s immune response to an infection.
April 10, 2020

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Stanford Medicine scientists have launched a national daily health survey to identify the prevalence of COVID-19 symptoms in communities across the United States. The goal is to predict surges and enable more informed response efforts.
April 10, 2020

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Stanford Medicine is offering high-priority COVID-19 testing and a new screening and informational app, built with the support of Apple, to local police, firefighters and paramedics.
April 8, 2020

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Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and Marc Andreessen have donated $2 million to Stanford Health Care to defray unexpected costs of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
April 6, 2020

To slow the spread of COVID-19, Stanford Medicine clinicians and patients are taking the traditional office visit online.
March 30, 2020

The Stanford Blood Center urges those who are healthy, and who haven’t traveled to high-risk countries or been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, to donate blood.
March 18, 2020

Stanford’s test for COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, is rapidly expanding capacity to serve patients in the Bay Area and beyond. Researchers hope to soon be able to process more than 1,000 tests per day.
March 16, 2020

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Drive-through appointments for Stanford Medicine’s COVID-19 test are available for patients who have been referred by their medical providers.
March 15, 2020

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The Stanford Clinical Virology Laboratory has deployed an in-house diagnostic test for the virus that causes COVID-19. Rapid identification of infected people could help limit the spread of the virus.
March 5, 2020