Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Monday, April 6, and we have learned how Capt. Brett Crozier became the pandemic hero the nation needed. Here’s what you need to know to start your day. The big guns Bay Area doctors, scientists, infectious disease specialists, software developers and molders of public opinion are using their skills to fight the COVID-19 pandemic — sequencing genomes, conducting drug trials, mapping the spread and mutations of the pathogen. The research is moving as fast as has ever occurred during a medical crisis, and those involved say this dynamic collaboration among professionals is what will stop the spread of the virus. Who are these specialists on the front lines of the pandemic, and what are they working on? The Chronicle talked to 10 of the major Bay Area players in the battle against COVID-19. More: “Asymptomatic transmission” is driving the pandemic, experts say. Why does COVID-19 kill some, not others? Answer may lie in human immune system. How the Bay Area got a jump start on the coronavirus — and the CDC missed a chance. In the shadow of the surge Jose Ramirez, executive director of St. Anthony Dining Hall, hands out meals to people in… Read full this story
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