COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources

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Analysis and recommendations relating to the 2019 novel coronavirus from experts at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

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On the latest episode of World Class, guests Larry Diamond and Nathaniel Persily discuss what needs to be done to ensure a healthy election in November with host Michael McFaul.


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FSI experts David Relman and Michelle Mello say progress will likely be uneven with states each pursuing varying degrees of social distancing and shelter-in-place policies.

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The Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Asia

The Social and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Asia

Presented by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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COVID-19: Implications for International Security and International Order

Presented by FSI's Center for International Security and Cooperation

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COVID-19 and its Implications for Democracy and Governance

Presented by FSI's Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law

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Stanford Health Policy Experts on COVID-19 and its Consequences

Presented by Stanford Health Policy

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COVID-19 and Implications for the Environment and Rural China

Presented by the Rural Education Action Program and the Center on Food Security and the Environment

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COVID-19 and Implications for Cyber Policy

Presented by the Cyber Policy Center

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COVID-19 and Implications for Europe

Presented by The Europe Center

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COVID-19 and the Future of Energy Markets: Will Coal Remain Dominant?

Presented by the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development

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America as a Developing Country?

Presented by the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

FSI Commentary and Analysis

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Lockdowns are Protecting China's Rural Families from COVID-19, but the Economic Burden is Heavy

Development economist Scott Rozelle and his team find that the lockdowns in China were successful in protecting rural areas from COVID infections, but that the cost was severe (3/30/20)
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U.S. Tech Companies Can Do More During the COVID-19 Outbreak

SK Center Fellow at FSI Yong Suk Lee argues that because technology companies in South Korea helped tackle COVID-19, the U.S. government should incentivize U.S. tech companies do the same (3/30/20)
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When COVID-19 Delays a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference, Is There a Silver Lining?

The nuclear policy community needs to keep a sharp eye out during the pause to ensure that nuclear mischief does not ensue, argues former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller (3/26/20)
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NATO in the Fight with COVID-19

Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller says that NATO is a global beacon in the fight against COVID-19, and NATO Foreign Ministers should send that message out to the world. (4/1/20)
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Federalism Meets the COVID-19 Pandemic: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed major weaknesses in the federalist system of public health governance, which divides powers among the federal, state and local governments, argues Stanford Health Policy's Michelle Mello (4/2/20)
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Launch of New Modeling Framework to Investigate COVID-19

A team of SHP faculty and researchers have launched a modeling framework to investigate the epidemiology of COVID-19 and to support pro-active resource planning and policy evaluations for diverse populations and geographies — including California, Mexico and India (4/17/20)
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APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar on the U.S. Intelligence Report that Warned of a Coronavirus Pandemic

Thomas Fingar discusses the 2008 National Intelligence Council report he oversaw and that urged action on coronavirus pandemic preparedness, explains the U.S. initial failed response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and considers the implications of the current crisis for U.S.-China relations (4/21/20)
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The Coronavirus Pandemic and U.S. Health Policy

Stanford experts examine how past government decisions are affecting health care now, how lives and livelihoods are being affected today, and how the delivery of health care can be improved (4/22/20)
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Ethics and Governance of Digital Epidemiology

Many countries have taken digital epidemiology to the next level in responding to COVID-19. Focusing on core public health functions of case detection, contact tracing, and isolation and quarantine, the authors the explore ethical concerns raised by digital technologies and new data sources in public health surveillance during epidemics. (5/11/20)
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How Taiwan Used Big Data, Transparency and a Central Command to Protect Its People from Coronavirus

Stanford Health Policy core faculty member Jason Wang weighs in on how Taiwan has so far managed to prevent the coronavirus from heavily impacting its 23 million citizens (3/3/20)
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The COVID-19 Threat to North Korea and Nuclear Deadlock

Interview with Asian affairs and security expert Victor Cha about how a coronavirus outbreak could devastate North Korea's extremely vulnerable population (3/19/20)
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Coronavirus Crisis Exposes Fundamental Tension in Governing China

Q&A with Stanford sociologist and APARC faculty member Xueguang Zhou on his research into the institutional foundations of governance in China, and some of the challenges the country now faces (2/3/20)
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Students Learn How to Build COVID-19 Mathematical Projection Models

Stanford Health Policy's Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert and Jason Andrews will debut the course "Models for Understanding and Controlling Global Infectious Diseases" in the upcoming spring quarter (3/24/20)
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Michelle Mello Answers Questions About the Federal Rollout of the Coronavirus Test

Q&A with Michelle Mello, a professor of medicine at Stanford Health Policy and professor of law at Stanford Law School about the federal rollout of diagnostic testing for COVID-19 (3/9/20)
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Karen Eggleston on Coronavirus Outbreak and Health Policy Implications

Q&A with APARC Deputy Director and the Asia Health Policy Program Director Karen Eggleston on the outbreak and its impact on both Asian and international healthcare systems (1/22/20)

Scholar-Authored Articles

Clinical Trials Rebound after COVID-19 Crash, but can Enrollment Gains Continue? — Eli Cahan (Science, 7/23/20).

U.S. Withdrawal from WHO is Unlawful and Threatens Global and U.S. Health and Security — Michele Barry (The Lancet, 7/9/20).

After COVID-19: Rebooting Business in China — Jean Oi (The Diplomat, 7/7/20).

The North American Trade Dividend — H.R. McMaster (The Wall Street Journal, 7/6/20). 

COVID-19, an Asteroid and the Need to Co-operate — Donald Emmerson (Global Asia, 6/26/20).

Cybersecurity Lessons From the Pandemic, or Pandemic Lessons From Cybersecurity — Herb Lin (Lawfare, 6/2/20).

Mobilize Pa. National Guard To Secure the June Primary — Nathaniel Persily (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/27/20). 

The End of Hong Kong As We Knew It — Larry Diamond (The American Interest, 5/26/20). 

Behind Trump’s Push To Blame China — Daniel Sneider (The Asia Times, 5/26/20). 

Developing Coronavirus Vaccines and Treatments Cooperatively and Not Competitively  — Herbert Lin (Lawfare, 5/20/20).

The Pandemic Shows That Putin Is Not a Strong Leader — Michael McFaul (The Washington Post, 5/20/20). 

The COVID-19 Test of Democratic Governance — Eileen Donahoe (The American Interest, 5/14/20).

Widespread Testing Might Not Work In America. We Love Our ‘Freedom’ Too Much — Keith Humphreys (The Washington Post, 5/14/20),

How To Use the Next Stimulus To Counter China — Anja Manuel (The Washington Post, 5/12/20).

Weapons, Opportunity Costs, COVID-19 and Avoiding Nuclear War — Steven Pifer (The National Interest, 5/11/20).

Poland’s Presidential Election Just Got More Complicated — Anna Grzymala-Busse (The Washington Post, 5/8/20).

The Wages of American Political Decay — Francis Fukuyama (The American Interest, 5/6/20).

The Ethics and Law Behind So-Called Immunity Passports — David Studdert (FSI News, 5/6/20).

Virus Experts Aren’t Getting the Message Out — Renee DiResta (The Atlantic, 5/6/20).

Counting On Coronavirus Luck Is Not a Fall Election Strategy. Best Bet Is Vote By Mail — Larry Diamond (USA Today, 5/4/20).

As Chinese Propaganda On COVID-19 Grows, U.S. Social Media Must Act — Vanessa Molter, Renee DiResta, Alex Stamos (The Washington Post, 4/27/20).

Will America Remain a Democracy in 2020? — Larry Diamond (The American Interest, 4/24/20).

The Next Public Health Crisis: Mass Unemployment — Eli Cahan (Scientific American, 4/21/20).

Patronage and the Pandemic — Didi Kuo (The American Interest, 4/20/20).

America’s COVID-19 Disaster Is a Setback for Democracy — Larry Diamond (The Atlantic, 4/16/20).

We Need To Start Preparing For the November Election Now — Michael McFaul (The Washington Post, 4/15/20).

It’s Not Easy for Ordinary Citizens to Identify Fake News. And Fake Coronavirus News Is No Exception — Nate Persily (The Washington Post, 4/7/20).

For China, the ‘USA Virus’ Is a Geopolitical Ploy — Renee DiResta (The Atlantic, 4/11/20).

Aftershocks: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the World Disorder — Colin Kahl (War On the Rocks, 4/10/20).

When Pandemics Come to Slums — Paul Wise (Brookings, 4/6/20).

Eastern European Nationalism to Find a Fertile Ground in COVID-19 Pandemic — Veronica Anghel (Medium, 4/3/20).

Coronavirus Conspiracy Claims: What’s Behind a Chinese Diplomat’s COVID-19 Misdirection — Vanessa Molter and Graham Webster (FSI News, 3/31/20).

The Thing That Determines a Country’s Resistance to the Coronavirus — Francis Fukuyama (The Atlantic, 3/30/20).

America Should Build an International Coalition — Brett McGurk (The Atlantic, 3/29/20).

How We Can Manage the Pandemic and Preserve Democracy — Larry Diamond (The American Interest, 3/27/20).

Care In the Time of Corona: Reflecting On My Calling as a Physician — Megha Shankar (FSI News, 3/27/20).

It’s Imperative for the U.S. and China to Work Together On the Coronavirus Pandemic — Michael McFaul (The Washington Post, 3/26/20).

We Must Vote in November. This Is How to Ensure That We Can — Nate Persily (The New York Times, 3/26/20).

Is Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say? — Eran Bendavid and Jay Bhattacharya (The Wall Street Journal, 3/24/20).

How People and Platforms Spread Stories During a Global Health Crisis — Renee DiResta (Slate, 3/20/20).

How Chinese State Media Shapes Conversations On the Coronavirus — Vanessa Molter (FSI News, 3/19/20).

COVID-19 Reduces Economic Activity, Which Reduces Pollution, and Saves Lives — Marshall Burke (G-Feed, 3/8/20).

Scholars in the News

“We're probably looking at a future that now includes the persistence of this virus periodically, especially in winters for the next several years.”
-David Relman, Microbiologist and Senior Fellow at FSI