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COVID-19 Pandemic

Stanford Health Policy Faculty, Researchers and Students are Immersed in the COVID-19 Pandemic. This page is devoted to their publications, commentary, media mentions — and reflections of this historic public health cycle.

Stanford COVID-19 Updates

This page is dedicated to the latest information and developments about COVID-19 for the Stanford and surrounding community.

Stanford Medicine Grand Rounds

Watch Stanford Medicine experts on weekly Grand Rounds since the beginning of the pandemic.
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Helping California Prisons Test and Prevent COVID-19

A $1 million gift from the Horowitz Family Foundation allows Stanford researchers to work on reducing the spread of COVID-19 among the incarcerated and inform mitigation strategies in other high-density living situations.

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Using Data to Help California Track & Mitigate COVID-19

A team of Stanford researchers is working with the State of California on a new COVID-19 assessment tool to help hospitals and public health officials in their pandemic preparedness planning.

Care In the Time of Corona: Reflecting on my Calling as a Physician

Megha Shankar, an early-career physician and health services research fellow with Stanford Health Policy and the VA, reflects on her role during the pandemic.

Paul Wise: When Pandemics Come to the Slums

Slums provide uniquely challenging conditions for containing the coronavirus and confronting the threat of COVID-19. There may be no ambulances. No hospitals. No tests. No or few police. Only some of the most densely populated places on earth. When COVID-19 reaches the world’s slums, few policy options are available; and those that exist often entail hellish bargains with the criminal groups that so often rule such areas.
We are working with colleagues around the world to address prevention, preparation and services for Covid-19 in areas with weak governance and inadequate health systems.
Paul Wise
Professor of Child Health and Society

A female healthcare worker wears protective gear against the COVID-19 virus.

SHP Masters Student Eli Cahan writes in this Guardian piece that medical workers resort to parking-lot deals and DIY projects to get safety gear.
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SHP's Jason Wang: How Taiwan Used Data Analytics to Control COVID-19

New website explains how hospitals can decontaminate and reuse scarce N95 masks to fight COVID-19

Researchers from Stanford and other universities scoured the scientific literature to create N95decon.org, a web portal that medical professionals can access for trustworthy information on how to decontaminate used N95 masks.
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Bendavid & Bhattacharya Ask: Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?

There’s little evidence to confirm coronavirus would kill millions without shelter-in-place orders and quarantines—and projections of the death toll could plausibly be orders of magnitude too high.