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The Coronavirus Files

News, analysis and resources on the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic, featuring timely dispatches from reporters, experts and providers. 

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For journalists, parents with school-aged children are a good barometer of what issues to cover in the weeks and months ahead.
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Also, booster protection wanes after four months, research finds, while shots for children under 5 remain in limbo.
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Also, a large new study of veterans finds COVID causes long-lasting heart problems. One prominent cardiologist called the results "stunning" and "worse than expected."
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Also, COVID is devastating Black oral history, as communities of color have died at disproportionate rates from the pandemic's start.
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Plus, legal whiplash continues around vaccine and mask mandates.
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Plus, crystal-ball gazing amid COVID is a fool's errand — but who can resist?
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STAT's Helen Branswell and The Atlantic's Katherine J. Wu talk COVID reporting and managing the overwhelm.
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The CDC leaves many scratching their heads in communications over isolation and quarantine.



The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 National Fellowship will provide $2,000 to $10,000 reporting grants, five months of mentoring from a veteran journalist, and a week of intensive training at USC Annenberg in Los Angeles from July 16-20. Click here for more information and the application form, due May 5.

The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 Symposium on Domestic Violence provides reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The next session will be offered virtually on Friday, March 31. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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