Stanford Law School —

Proof of vaccination and the ongoing fight against COVID-19

A U.S. District Court judge for Northern Indiana ruled on Monday, July 19, that Indiana University could require that its students be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before coming to campus. Stanford health law experts Michelle Mello and David Studdert discuss the decision and how the law is developing.

Stress during pregnancy doubled during pandemic

As the first shelter-in-place orders took hold in California, pregnant women reported substantially elevated depressive symptoms, potentially adversely affecting their health as well as that of their babies.

Health Alerts —

Update on CDC guidance; no immediate changes at Stanford

Stanford is reviewing new CDC guidance regarding masks and physical distancing along with other requirements that apply to the university. At this time, Stanford has not made any changes to university protocols.

Stanford Medicine —

In California, the pandemic hits Latinos hard

Members of the state’s largest ethnic group have faced greater exposure to COVID-19 and have contracted and died from the coronavirus at higher rates than non-Hispanic whites, a Stanford-led study finds.

Health Alerts —

Fall vaccination policy for faculty, staff, postdocs

A message to the campus community addresses vaccination requirements for the fall as well as changes to Health Check and the university’s travel policy for fully vaccinated individuals.

Stanford Law School —

Stanford’s Lisa Ouellette on waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents

The U.S. government is facing pressure to support a proposal before the World Trade Organization (WTO) to suspend patents related to COVID-19 vaccines. Stanford Law Professor Lisa Larrimore Ouellette explains this patent waiver proposal and how it relates to efforts to expand global vaccination.