Jack Murawczyk
Jack Murawczyk is a high schooler writing as part of The Daily's Summer Journalism Program.

Protecting American democracy: a conversation with Larry Diamond

Some Stanford election experts worry that the American right to a free and fair election is in jeopardy. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the United States and countries around the world, there is a growing consensus among experts that the ongoing and escalating effects of the pandemic have the potential to devastate the upcoming U.S. election and to American democracy at large.

Stanford research team studies spread of COVID-19 in prisons

A Stanford research group, SC-COSMO, is creating modeling to help inform policy that could curtail the spread of COVID-19 in prisons by providing answers to questions such as what resources should be used to address cases, and what targeted nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPI), like social distancing, can do to protect prisoners, guards and administrators. Additionally, the research group is using contact tracing to identify patterns within the spread of novel coronavirus among prisoners, so that it may be easier to detect and contain outbreaks among the incarcerated population.
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