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How Coronavirus Is Fast-Tracking Medical Research

‘The thing that usually takes a year took one week.’

Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images

TThe first Covid-19 cases arrived at Stanford’s hospital about two weeks ago, during the second week of March, mostly from the local community. “It’s a condition that has no known definitive treatment,” says Neera Ahuja, medical professor, hospitalist, and medical director of the general…

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Jessica Wapner

Jessica Wapner

Jessica Wapner is a freelance science journalist from New York with bylines in Wired, the New York Times, Popular Science and many other major publications.