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At clinical virology lab, 1 million COVID-19 tests and counting

Stanford Medicine’s clinical virology laboratory has processed its 1 millionth COVID-19 test nearly two years after becoming one of the first academic center testing sites in the country.

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Testing and other COVID-19 updates

Provost Persis Drell, Lloyd Minor, dean of the School of Medicine, and Russell Furr, associate vice provost for environmental health & safety, provide an update on the COVID-19 testing program as well as a preview of plans for students returning to campus from travel during the upcoming spring break.

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Vaccination may protect against variants better than infection, study finds

COVID-19 vaccines are better than infection at making antibodies to recognize new viral variants, according to a Stanford study.

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How and why to meet the Jan. 31 deadline for booster shots

You won't be able to register for spring quarter classes until you submit your booster documentation, or receive an extension or exemption, as explained in this Vaden Health Services message.

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Exiting isolation and other COVID-19 updates

Russell Furr, associate vice provost for environmental health & safety, shares updated protocols for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are preparing to either come out of isolation or return to in-person work.

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Important COVID-19 winter quarter details

Dean of Students Mona Hicks and Vaden Health Services Executive Director Dr. Jim Jacobs urge students returning to campus to test for COVID-19 before they arrive and provide information on rapid testing, Color testing, booster shots and campus activities.

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Update on the Omicron variant

On Friday, Nov. 26, the World Health Organization designated Omicron a new COVID-19 variant of concern. Stanford's Persis Drell, Lloyd B. Minor and Russell Furr share their perspectives and reassure the community that Omicron is not a cause for panic.

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Stanford Medicine to enroll 900 in NIH-funded long-COVID study

Data suggest that between 10% and 30% of those who have had an acute SARS-CoV-2 infection will experience the persistent pattern of symptoms known as long COVID.

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COVID-19 nasal spray vaccine in the works at Stanford Medicine

A potential COVID-19 vaccine, delivered via a squirt up the nose, shows promise in mice.

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Yvonne Maldonado on the COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Stanford epidemiologist and infectious disease expert Yvonne Maldonado provides an overview of the new vaccine opportunities, the efficacy rates found so far and what you need to know to protect young children.

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