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posted 12/18/2020
“The bottom line is really that loneliness and isolation are bad for our health,” said UCSF geriatrician Dr. Carla Perissinotto.
posted 12/04/2020
Lucas shares tips on where to find useful data, and three key steps to follow once you do.
posted 11/24/2020
President-elect Biden will likely move quickly to undo a slew of Trump-era health care policies.
posted 11/04/2020
While the cliffhanger presidential election took center stage Tuesday, voters also decided a host of health-related measures.
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.

Kellie Schmitt's Blog

As U.S. vaccination rates plummet, an expert panel discusses whether new incentives such as... more »
posted 06/11/21
Criminal justice scholars Frank Edwards and Andrea Headley join ProPublica's Topher Sanders for a... more »
posted 05/24/21
An expert panel discusses the ongoing wave of attacks, as well as how the media can cover these... more »
posted 05/03/21

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 »