Published: 03/11/2020

Dr. Lloyd Minor, the dean of Stanford University’s School of Medicine, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about the novel coronavirus outbreak and his new book, “Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being.” Minor explains how Stanford has prepared for an event like COVID-19, how the virus spreads, and why we should be concerned, but not panicked. He also discusses the need to take the individualized level of care most sick people in the US receive and apply it to everyone in the healthcare system, including healthy people; why everyone in America should have some form of health insurance; and how technology is changing the study of practice and medicine. Plus: What a smart mirror could tell you about your health, and the privacy implications of collecting individualized medical data about the world.