COVID-19 Pandemic

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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 Dashboard

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

COVID-19 Grand Rounds

Watch Stanford Medicine experts on weekly Grand Rounds since the beginning of the pandemic.
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Mapping the Inequality of COVID-19 Household Exposure and Transmission Risk

Communities of color may be most susceptible to low coverage due to long-standing disparities in healthcare, mistrust fueled by a history of exploitation in clinical trials, and other structural risk factors.

David Studdert and Michelle Mello of Stanford University

Critical Legal and Policy Solutions to the Pandemic

Stanford Lawyer Magazine looks at 2020 through the lens of health policy officials on the ground in Santa Clara County, California, and health law experts who share insights into the government’s response.

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.