Over first year of pandemic, confronting uncertainty with action at Stanford Medicine


A doctor examines a participant in a clinical trial of interferon-lambda at Stanford Medicine. Researchers sought to understand whether the molecule could help people with mild cases of COVID-19 feel better and reduce their transmission of the coronavirus.
Steve Fisch

Justin Manalac, a senior clinical laboratory scientist at Stanford Health Care, prepares reagents for testing COVID-19 antibodies.
Steve Fisch

A still image from a video co-produced by Stanford Medicine's Larry Chu for the World Health Organization. In the video, Chu discusses the importance of mask wearing in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
Larry Chu and Amy Price

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 binds to a protein on cells called ACE2, and researchers found high levels of ACE2 in airway cilia.
Tsuguhisa Nakayama

Respiratory therapist Dwayne Free confers with nurse Chiara Stetson at Stanford Hospital.
Steve Fisch

Lloyd Minor and Bill Gates spoke in the fall of 2020 about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global health, the race for vaccines and therapeutics, and how to renew the faltering trust many Americans feel in science and medicine.

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