E&PH Responds to COVID-19

E&PH Faculty "On the Record"

*In chronological order (from newest to oldest)

*Note: these stories are tracked in real time on our @StanfordEpiNews twitter feed. Follow us to stay abreast of Epi COVID-19 News! Also note, this list is not a comprehensive list of all core faculty media appearances during this period, but rather a showcase of department highlights and key moments in the COVID-19 conversation.

February 16, 2022. Epidemiologist Julie Parsonnet stressed that mild COVID-19 illnesses can be anything from a runny nose for a couple days to being run-down and bedridden for a week. Mild infections essentially involve all the cases where people get sick but aren't hospitalized.
Huffington Post

February 3, 2022. On this episode of School's In, Yvonne Maldonado, MD, professor of pediatric infectious diseases and of health research and policy @StanfordMed, shares the latest science on the impact of COVID-19 on children. 
Stanford Graduate School of Education

January 4, 2022. "We should be masking, everyone who can be should be vaccinated, & good cleaning & ventilation. All of the things we've been doing for the last year and a half, I think could really keep #kids safe, " said Yvonne Maldonado, MD.

January 4, 2022. "The lightning-fast spread of the Omicron variant has not only added urgency to the COVID-19 vaccine booster campaign, but has already prompted discussion of whether a second booster will be needed." Stanford epidemiologist Julie Parsonnet is interviewed. 
San Francisco Chronicle

January 3, 2022. "Parents and school districts across the country are grappling with decisions about how to balance education with the surge in COVID cases driven by the Omicron variant." Yvonne Maldonado, MD, is interviewed.

January 2, 2022. For some, COVID-19 symptoms can persist well beyond their initial recovery. Months after contracting the virus, a survivor can still experience symptoms of discomfort and exhaustion that hinder their return to a pre-COVID routine, Stanford researchers said. Yvonne Maldonado is mentioned.
Stanford Daily

December 16, 2021. Public health experts are hoping the Omicron Variant will lead to less severe disease. Early studies suggest that it could, but Yvonne Maldonado, MD argues that since it transmits so pervasively, benefits from less severe outcomes may be counteracted by more cases.
Washington Post

December 13, 2021.  “Omicron does represent a new threat,” said Dr. Stephen Luby, epidemiologist at Stanford University on KCBS Radio’s Ask an Expert with Holly Quan and Dan Mitchinson. “The data that we have suggests it’s more transmissable.”
KCBS Radio

December 7, 2021.  "Ending the pandemic means that approximately 90 percent of the global population will likely need to be immune to SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19," state Yvonne Maldonado and Hayley Gans.
Scientific American

December 2, 2021.  While there’s a lot that remains unknown about the #Omicron variant, we DO know that it’s here. Brian from KQED talks to Dr Julie Parsonnet, a Stanford infectious disease specialist, about where we go from here. 

November 27, 2021.  Stanford epidemiologist Julie Parsonnet states "every child getting vaccinated helps protect all those other people in the family that they may live with, or their neighbors."

November 26, 2021.  “We know very little about how long boosters last,” Julie Parsonnet, a Stanford expert in epidemiology and population health, told The Chronicle in an email. “The hope is that further vaccinations will be unnecessary, but we don’t have any evidence yet to support that hope.”
San Francisco Chronicle

November 12, 2021.  "Every child getting vaccinated helps protect all those other people in the family that they may live with or their neighbors or their friends or their friends' families," says Julie Parsonnet

November 4, 2021.  "It's not going to look like it was in Jan. because we have a lot of immunity," says Julie Parsonnet. "But we're going to see waves — the peak of the waves is going to get lower...but we're still going to see them as the population gets more...immune."

October 9, 2021. "I think parents should really trust the FDA and the CDC process. It is really driven by science," said Dr. Yvonne Maldonado.