COVID-19

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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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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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This fall, medical and physician assistant students vaccinated thousands of people against the flu. The vaccinations could help prevent hospitals from being inundated with flu patients if COVID-19 cases surge.
November 13, 2020

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A special report in Stanford Medicine magazine offers a look at Stanford Medicine’s response to the new coronavirus, as well as outside perspectives on the pandemic.
October 20, 2020

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Yvonne Maldonado, MD, Stanford Children’s Health director of infection control, discusses public interest in a saliva test for COVID-19 with The Los Angeles Times.
October 6, 2020

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Ariel Ganz, PhD, Stanford Medicine postdoctoral scholar, discusses the Open COVID Pledge with ScopeBlog. More than 30 companies, institutions or organizations have signed on.
October 5, 2020

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Stanford University, the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, and a group of collaborators have created a low-cost system to collect samples for COVID-19 testing and monitor populations for the disease.
September 30, 2020

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David Schneider, PhD, Stanford Medicine professor and chair of microbiology and immunology, discusses the concept of “disease tolerance” in the context of COVID-19 with Elemental.
September 30, 2020

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Bali Pulendran, PhD, Stanford Medicine professor of microbiology and immunology, discusses the body’s immune response to COVID-19 with the Associated Press
September 30, 2020

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Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, Stanford Children’s Health director of infection control, and Lawrence Steinman, the Dr. George Zimmermann, Stanford Medicine professor of pediatrics, discuss the remarkably low child deaths from COVID-19 eight months into U.S. pandemic with The Washington Post.
September 25, 2020

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This article recaps findings published by Stanford University and Ascend Clinical laboratory in The Lancent, indicating that fewer than 1 in 10 Americans show signs of past coronavirus infection. Julie Parsonnet, the George Deforest Barnett Professor in medicine and professor of health research and policy; Shuchi Anand, assistant professor of medicine; and Maria Montez-Rath, director of the biostatistics core in nephrology, are the study’s co-authors.
September 25, 2020

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Dr. Andra Blomkalns, Chair of the Stanford Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine, discusses how COVID-19 patient care has improved since the start of the pandemic with The Mercury News.
September 21, 2020

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Dr. Zara Patel, Stanford Medicine Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery and an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, discusses olfactory dysfunction with Smithsonian Magazine.
September 21, 2020

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Dr. Christina Kong, Stanford Health Care medical director of pathology, discusses with CapRadio how Stanford Health Care is working with California schools to test school staff for COVID-19.
September 20, 2020

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James Liu, Stanford Health Care librarian, discusses volunteering as a coronavirus as a contact tracer with ScopeBlog.
September 18, 2020

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Dr. Nina Vasan, Stanford Medicine clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discusses keeping cool under pandemic parenting stress with The Washington Post.
September 17, 2020

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Dr. Anne Liu, Stanford Medicine infectious disease expert, discusses planning for flu season and staying safe amid COVID-19 with ABC7.
September 17, 2020

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Dr. Dean Winslow, professor of medicine, weighs in on TODAY about whether or not seniors should take extra precautions this coming fall.
September 16, 2020

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Dr. Dean Winslow, an infectious disease specialist at Stanford Health Care, talks with ABC 7 News about the possibilities of going trick-or-treating this Halloween.
September 15, 2020

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Dr. Dean Winslow, professor of medicine, is featured in TODAY discussing dining out and COVID-19.
September 15, 2020

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Makeda Robinson, a postdoctoral research fellow in infectious diseases, talks with Verywell Health about COVID-19 mutations.
September 15, 2020

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During this Medical Monday segment, Maja Artandi, clinical associate professor of medicine and medical director of the CROWN clinic, discussed the long-term symptoms of COVID-19 and how the virus interacts with the immune system.
September 14, 2020

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Dr. Jason Wang, Stanford Medicine pediatrician, reviewed the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for schools choosing to reopen in this ScopeBlog article and podcast.
September 14, 2020

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Dr. Makeda Robinson, Stanford Medicine infectious diseases fellow, speaks with Healthline about how an older immune system may react to SARS-CoV-2.
September 12, 2020

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Lawrence Steinman, the George A. Zimmermann Professor and professor of pediatrics, co-authored a list of likely biological factors underlying the reduced development of COVID-19 for children compared to adults.
September 10, 2020

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Christina Kong, vice chair of clinical affairs and medical director of Stanford Health Care’s pathology and clinical laboratories, talks how bay area schools are conducting COVID-19 test in preparation for school opening.
September 10, 2020

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Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, a professor of pediatrics, talks with TODAY about shrinking your quarantine bubble.
September 9, 2020

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Dr. Stacie Vilendrer, instructor of medicine, talks with KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area about college and COVID-19.
September 8, 2020

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During this live segment, Dean Lloyd Minor discussed what guidelines are in place to ensure that a COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and trustworthy.
September 8, 2020

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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. Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, professor of pediatrics and medical director of infection control at Stanford Children’s Health, was interviewed during this segment.
September 1, 2020

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Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, professor of pediatrics and medical director of infection control at Stanford Children’s Health, talks with the New York Times about the likelihood of minority children being infected.
September 1, 2020

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Dr. Malathi Srinivasan, a clinical professor and internal medicine doctor, is featured with KPIX 5 CBS SF Bay Area to talk about COVID-19 reinfections.
August 31, 2020

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Today.com features Dr. Anne Liu, an infectious disease physician, and talks about the risks of public transportation and how to stay safe and healthy.
August 31, 2020

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Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, professor of pediatrics, explains increased risk for COVID-19 in a Healio article in e-cigarette users.
August 28, 2020

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Doctors, scientists and public health experts are concerned about the fall and winter season with COVID-19 and seasonal influenza. Evidence has shown people can contract both. Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, professor of pediatrics and medical director of infection control at Stanford Children’s Health, is quoted in this article.
August 28, 2020

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Dr. Seema Yasmin, clinical assistant professor of medicine, pens an opinion on the New York Times about how Facebook is affecting doctors' jobs due to misleading and incorrect information about COVID-19
August 28, 2020

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Marwa Abu El Haija, clinical assistant professor of pediatric gastroenterology, is featured on the Stanford Daily, discussing how obesity can increase the likelihood of contracting COVID-19.
August 28, 2020

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Dr. Jorge Caballero, clinical instructor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, co-founded a volunteer organization that maps COVID-19 testing locations and displays updated data about the pandemic.
August 27, 2020

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Dr. Barbara Bentley, pediatric psychologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, talks with KPIX 5 about the effects of COVID-19 and wildfires on the mental health of children.
August 25, 2020

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This piece examines COVID-19's effects on LGBTQ+ health, although more data is needed. Mitchell Lunn, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted in this post.
August 18, 2020

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Many symptoms of the coronavirus, such as a fever, overlap with those of flu. This piece offers guidance on what to do if a child may have been exposed to COVID-19. Jason Wang, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted here.
August 17, 2020

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Postdoctoral scholar Shivani Mathur Gaiha talks with the Washington Post about studies show the risk of contracting COVID-19 increasing due to vape use.
August 17, 2020

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Bali Pulendran, the Violetta L. Horton Professor and professor of pathology and of microbiology and immunology, talks with KCBS radio regarding study about developing COVID-19 symptoms.
August 13, 2020

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In this piece, healthcare executives, including David Entwistle, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care, discuss their organizations’ roles and responsibilities as public health educators amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 10, 2020

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Dr. David Relman, the Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor and a professor of microbiology and immunology, talks with KPIX CBS SF Bay Area about the latest on COVID-19.
July 27, 2020

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Dr. Thomas Ken Lew, assistant clinical professor of medicine at Stanford and an attending physician at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare, discusses why it's not advised to wait to seek medical treatment during COVID-19.
May 28, 2020

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In the latest 1:2:1 podcast hosted by Paul Costello, senior communications strategist and advisor, Catherine Krna, vice president of ambulatory care and service lines at Stanford Health Care and chief administrative officer of University HealthCare Alliance, discusses how she is inspired by clinicians during the COVID-19 response, and sees lasting benefit of the surge in telehealth.
May 27, 2020

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In a 1:2:1 podcast hosted by Paul Costello, senior communications strategist and advisor, Sam Wald, clinical professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, discussed how the system is keeping patients safe as surgeries and other procedures resume.
May 19, 2020

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Dr. Thomas Ken Lew, assistant clinical professor of medicine at Stanford and an attending physician at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare, provides advice for young people regarding coronavirus.
April 2, 2020