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Stanford Medicine experts share information about promising vaccines in development, the anticipated efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine, the challenges -- both logistical and ethical -- posed by vaccine distribution, and the current public sentiment toward a vaccine. They also discuss how Stanford Medicine is contributing to the creation of a vaccine.

What's the status of the Pandemic?

Data come from European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for international case data and The New York Times for domestic US case data, sourced from Tableau Coronavirus data hub.
Data captures case numbers for every day from December 31, 2019 to present. Dashboards refreshed daily by 2 p.m. PT.
Data displayed may not always match reports from government agency sources as their numbers can change due to retroactive updates and reclassification of cases.

Since elective procedures at Stanford Health Care resumed in April, clinicians and administrators in dermatology are caring for patients in the safest way possible.

The psychological distress of living through a pandemic, and how to build resilience

Stanford pediatrician Jason Wang discusses guidelines and what he learned about school reopenings from a recent trip to Taiwan. 

Health care workers around the world can take a five-hour course on caring for COVID-19 patients and preventing the spread of the disease.

Despite compelling evidence that suggests masks can effectively limit the spread of COVID-19, mask mandates across the country remain inconsistent. Dean Lloyd Minor discusses three lessons we can take from the smoking bans of the early 2000s.