COVID-19

What’s a virus?

A virus called SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the globe. But what is a virus?

Low-cost coronavirus testing, surveillance

Vera was designed as an expanded testing platform that’s nationally scalable, rapidly deployable and more affordable than other current options.

Cultivating civic engagement in a COVID-19 world

When the pandemic hit, StanfordVotes had to rapidly change its campaign to get out the student vote. Building a digitally-connected community has been a huge part of that shift.

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VCs and COVID-19: We’re doing fine, thanks

A survey of more than 1,000 venture capitalists finds that investors predict only a tiny dip in portfolio performance – and that the cash spigot remains open.

COVID-19 spread in American prisons

With few opportunities for social distancing and relatively low sanitary conditions, prisons and jails have become hotspots for novel coronavirus infections.

COVID-19’s mental toll on teens

The researchers identified specific patterns of brain activation that protect adolescents from experiencing COVID-19-related anxiety and depression. The safeguard even extended to teens who experienced early puberty and are more likely to suffer psychological distress.

Modeling behaviors that spread disease

In a new mathematical model, Stanford researchers have coupled disease dynamics with cultural behaviors harmful to health – such as anti-vaccination sentiment or aversion to mask-wearing – that can spread like pathogens themselves.