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Dean Winslow leads national COVID-19 Testing and Diagnostics Working Group

July 2021

A professor of medicine and former Air Force colonel, Winslow temporarily relocated to Washington to head an interagency group responding to this pandemic and preparing for the next one.

Pandemic among the unvaccinated, CDC says

July 2021

As the number of COVID infections increase, Dr. Dean Winslow advocates for vaccinations. "Being vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones," he tells KRON4.

A New Validated Tool Helps Predict Lifetime Health Outcomes for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Chinese Populations

July 2021

A researcher team, including APARC's Karen Eggleston, developed a new simulation model that supports the economic evaluation of policy guidelines and clinical treatment pathways to tackle...

Scientists battle over the ultimate origin story: Where did the coronavirus come from?

June 2021

Stanford University microbiologist David A. Relman said the political climate last year made many scientists hesitant to express openness to the lab-leak idea. They did not want to align themselves...

5 Questions: David Relman on Investigating Origin of Coronavirus

June 2021

Microbiologist David Relman discusses the importance of understanding how the coronavirus emerged.

Using Genomic Data to Boost Population Health During COVID-19

March 2021

Genomic data could benefit population health efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the US has to overcome several barriers before it can fully leverage this information.

COVID Cases Finally Are Falling. Experts Worry Variants Could Erase That Fast

February 2021

Coronavirus variants are spreading in the United States, threatening to spark yet a new surge. Is there a good defense? NPR health correspondent Rob Stein talks to CISAC Senior Fellow David Relman.

Stanford microbiologist stresses importance of vaccines at McNerney town hall

January 2021

Dr. David Relman, an esteemed microbiologist, kept returning to the same conclusion as he fielded questions as a guest at Rep. Jerry McNerney’s virtual town hall. No matter what your fears or...

Bat-borne Nipah virus could help explain COVID-19

December 2020

Researchers have long known that the number of human infections from the bat-borne Nipah virus fluctuates from year to year. A new study provides insights into the reasons why. Stanford...

Planetary health approaches for dry cities: water quality and heat mitigation

November 2020

Water sensitive cities show how holistic approaches can counter the health and wellbeing problems associated with urban dryness. About 1.6 billion people live in countries with water scarcity, and...

Viral lessons: What a little-known virus could teach us about COVID-19

November 2020

Stanford epidemiologist Stephen Luby discusses surprising results of a recent study on Nipah virus, a disease with no vaccine and a mortality rate of up to 70 percent.

To stop the next pandemic, we need to unravel the origins of COVID-19

November 2020

We find ourselves ten months into one of the most catastrophic global health events of our lifetime and we still do not know how it began. Despite the critical importance of this question, efforts to...

Coronavirus Blues: The Detrimental Mental Health Effects of Prolonged Lockdowns and Uncertainty Require Attention

October 2020

Even if effective treatments and vaccines for coronavirus become available soon, we must start thinking about the mental health dimensions of national recovery.

US-China rivalry: When great power competition endangers global science

October 2020

Seventeen years ago, an outbreak of SARS—a disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-1—emerged in China. Back then, a fruitful partnership emerged between the United States and China, that...

The COVID-19 Infodemic: What Can Be Done About the Infectious Spread of Misinformation and Disinformation

September 2020

Almost since its first emergence, the spreading SARS-CoV-2 outbreak has also been accompanied by a widespread proliferation of misinformation and disinformation, what the World Health Organization (...

Training for the Olympics During COVID-19

August 2020

For episode 4 of the CoviDB Speaker Series, TeachAids Founder and CEO Dr. Piya Sorcar provides a glimpse into how the pandemic has impacted the lives of two of the world’s greatest athletes.

Rosenkranz Prize Winner Leads Effort to Protect Health-Care Workers from COVID-19 in Under-Resourced Countries

August 2020

Stanford postdoc Ashley Styczynski and collaborators build a website devoted to protecting health-care workers in under-resourced countries, using infographics and videos to show them how to create,...

Which countries will get COVID-19 vaccine first? It could come down to money

August 2020

CISAC Senior Fellow David Relman worries that developing countries may be left behind and hundreds of thousands of lives are on the line.

Developments On The Coronavirus

July 2020

Dr. David Relman, infectious diseases expert and microbiologist at Stanford Medicine, discusses the Oxford vaccine candidate and just how deadly COVID-19 can be.

CoviDB Speaker Series

July 2020

In collaboration with TeachAids, Stanford Medicine, and the University of California, San Francisco, SPICE is helping to develop the CoviDB Speaker Series, which seeks to provide free online videos...

What does COVID-19 mean for Ukraine’s frontlines?

June 2020

President Volodymyr Zelensky and his government in Ukraine face two fundamental challenges: ending the conflict with Russia and implementing domestic reform. Overcoming these challenges appeared hard...

Online Misinformation about Vaccines

June 2020

In the June 2020 Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science Policy Report, "Meeting the Challenge of Vaccination Hesitancy," Stanford Internet Observatory research manager Renée DiResta and First Draft...

Cybersecurity Lessons From the Pandemic, or Pandemic Lessons From Cybersecurity

June 2020

Important pandemic lessons from cybersecurity would have saved the U.S. economic and medical heartbreak had those lessons been heeded earlier.

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