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Kellie Schmitt's blog posts

posted 10/16/2020
Politico's Joanne Kenen and University of Michigan law professor Nicholas Bagley break down the case for us.
posted 09/21/2020
Science reporters Umair Irfan of Vox and Dan Vergano of BuzzFeed break down the latest vaccine developments and key flashpoints moving forward.
posted 09/18/2020
As one mom put it: “If it were short-term, sure, we can endure that level of suffering, but for a year or two? I feel like I have to take a bit of a risk.”
posted 09/04/2020
“It’s a virus that can impact every system of the body and I think for long-haulers, it ends up impacting every aspect of life,” said journalist Fiona Lowenstein.
posted 09/01/2020
The bill gained momentum as the pandemic put a spotlight on health care disparities and workforce shortages.
posted 07/24/2020
“There’s a mad scramble going on right now,” said WSJ national education reporter Tawnell Hobbs.
posted 07/22/2020
“COVID has exposed the result of decades of underfunding and inaction,” says Dr. Mary Owen of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health.
posted 07/10/2020
Workers are being forced to choose between unemployment or returning to work and risking their family's health.
posted 06/26/2020
Charlie Ornstein of ProPublica and Reuters' Chris Kirkham talk strategy.
posted 06/19/2020
Pam Belluck of The New York Times and expert Dr. Roberta DeBiasi offer fresh insights on the novel syndrome.

Kellie Schmitt's Blog

Politico's Joanne Kenen and University of Michigan law professor Nicholas Bagley break down the... more »
posted 10/16/20
Science reporters Umair Irfan of Vox and Dan Vergano of BuzzFeed break down the latest vaccine... more »
posted 09/21/20
As one mom put it: “If it were short-term, sure, we can endure that level of suffering, but for a... more »
posted 09/18/20

Kellie Schmitt's Work

Kern's physicians come from many far-flung corners of the globe. Dr. Carlo Amazona originally from the Philippines shares how his experience growing up with no doctor made him becoming one.

Dr. Elyzabat Tadros shares her journey to become a doctor from her native Sudan to her current home in Bakersfield.

Kern's physicians come from many far-flung corners of the globe. This piece takes a look at several compelling personal journeys.

Collaborative Reporting

Recently signed legislation capped a big year for efforts to combat a regional disease long... more »