Stanford researchers this past weekend tested 3200 people for antibodies to the Covid-19 virus.
Dr. Eran Bendavid, the co-leader of study, conducted the study to better understand the prevalence of the disease. The results of the study are expected to finished within a week. The hope is the data can be used to drive public healthcare policies. Knowing who and how many people have been exposed to Covid-19 and recovered at a large scale may be able to help figure out when we may be able to return to work. There is a theory in the Bay Area that may of us have already been exposed in January and February prior to the shelter-in-place order. No one knows for sure. This landmark first in the nation study is an example of using science to drive policy.
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