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Investigating Health

This column offers thoughtful commentary on untold and overlooked issues that are ripe for journalism and policy exploration and investigation. We highlight great investigative journalism coverage, talk to leading reporters and thinkers, share resources and datasets rich with untold stories, and discuss how to navigate the roadblocks confronted in hard-hitting investigations.

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Disinformation is always bad for democracy, but it is especially toxic during a pandemic.
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We’ve long given up the idea that justice is blind. We need to give up the idea that health care is blind, too....
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Now is the time to start building timelines and documenting how local governments are handling — or fumbling — the COVID-19 crisis.
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A simple jog turns into an anxious minefield in the absence of clear guidance on COVID-19 transmission.
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Health sciences are rooted in concepts that go back centuries, and some of those concepts were crafted with a racist lens, writes contributor William Heisel.
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Why we need to distinguish between bad behavior and structural problems in how we’re organized as a society.
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How do you cover the fake cures without giving them more oxygen than they deserve?
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Scientists and reporters are watching for a full-blown COVID-19 resurgence. How will we know when we're there? Keep these confounding factors in mind.
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Curious what’s happening in your state? Here's how one newsroom tackled the question.
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The federal funding spigot has been turned on full force to combat COVID-19. That means journalists should start keeping tabs now.



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