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COVID-19

Stories told during a time of pandemic. We will add to this collection in the coming months.

March 2021

Schoolhouse Rocked

The pandemic crumbled cornerstones of U.S. education. The question now is what will emerge from the rubble.

By

Sam Scott

June 25, 2020

The View from the ICU

A doctor describes the painful reality of caring for COVID-19 patients.

By

Nathan Nielsen

July 2020

This Is Not a Drill

Bay Area public health officers had prepared all their lives for the possibility of a pandemic. That didn’t make their decisions any easier.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

September 2020

Helping Little Ones Show Their Love from Afar

A Stanford doctor wrote some rhymes to explain social distancing to his toddler. Next thing he knew, he had self-published a book.

By

Summer Moore Batte

August 11, 2020

Faith and Hope in the Hospital Corridors

Chaplaincy takes on a new look.

By

Andrew Tan

July 17, 2020

‘We Might Come Out Weak, but We Are Going to Come Out’

In overwhelmed eastern Peru, an Indigenous alum rallies a scrappy medical brigade to confront COVID-19.

By

Melinda Sacks

July 2020

Everybody Dance Now

Stanford’s English department gets its Zoom groove on.

By

Kathy Zonana

July 9, 2020

‘It’s Here, and It’s Spreading’

Washington state health officer Kathy Lofy, ’93, remembers the beginning of the pandemic.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

July 2, 2020

Stepping Up for the Navajo Nation

Grassroots effort supplies PPE to health-care workers in Navajo communities.

By

Melinda Sacks

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