@WashingtonPost reporter who investigates health policy, politics and the pandemic. Yes, it’s my real name. Got a tip? DM me for Signal.

Washington, D.C.
Joined October 2008
Dan Diamond retweeted
Wow, that's quite a group! A great (and by that I mean BAD) case study would be the CDC's Community Levels map and how there was no support for counties that flipped newly Red - so almost *nobody* was masking. CDC could've helped w/ signage, doing interviews w/ local news, etc..
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Looking forward to meeting with a great group later today — @DoctorYasmin @HelenBranswell @ravenscimaven @RealDoctorMike @BogochIsaac, moderated by @syramadad @BelferCenter — to discuss the opportunities and challenges of communicating about outbreaks. If you’re here, join us!
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We are tracking Hurricane Ian. If you need a resource, this article is free to access and is updated as we get more information. washingtonpost.com/weather/2…
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According to an affidavit, AG Paxton fled his home - in a truck driven by his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton - to avoid being served a subpoena to testify at Tuesday’s hearing. Tomorrow might be more interesting than expected... texastribune.org/2022/09/26/…
There’s a hearing tomorrow in federal court, challenging Texas’ abortion laws on constitutional grounds. Abortion funds are asking a judge to block AG Paxton from penalizing them if they help Texans travel out-of-state to get an abortion
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@TheLancetInfDis @TheLancet The trend toward political information control, at CDC and many other places, is a major factor in the pandemic shortcomings. Please address it. @ddiamond @farhip
"On the contact with reporters’ side, we went from presidential [admins] saying, 'We want a heads up about media interviews' to 'We want to approve some media interviews' to 'We want to approve most media interviews' to 'We want to approve everything.'" bit.ly/3SiJni0
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Dan Diamond retweeted
uh-oh, asteroid is asking us whether we have vehicle insurance
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It's difficult not to note that the effect of reauthorizing only the fees is to move forward those parts of the bill negotiated privately with industry (as emphasized recently by @By_CJewett) and to sideline reforms that mostly would increase oversight and could benefit patients.
New: Lawmakers have finalized a five-year FDA user fee deal that's *completely* clean. No reforms attached at all. However, they're also only re-authorizing a handful of FDA programs through mid-December to set up an end-of-year policy fight statnews.com/2022/09/26/demo…
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The U.S. is no longer weighing use of expired @BavarianNordic Jynneos monkeypox vaccine doses, @dr_demetre said at event today "we’re not looking at that correctly as a needed option based on our projections of need for the vaccine." getrevue.co/profile/alexande…
ICYMI: RSVP now for the CFAR-Wide Webinar this MON 9/26 at 3:30PM ET — "Updates on the #Monkeypox Response in the U.S." Hear from national & local experts @CDC_HIV Director, Demetre Daskalakis (@dr_demetre) and #EmoryCFAR Members, @Boghuma & @JColasantiMD: bit.ly/CFARWideMPXSept2022
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In Arizona, a judge revived a near-total ban on abortion dating back to before Roe. I spoke with NPR's @hereandnow on the new restrictions. wbur.fm/3LK0TZX
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Science and Risk Communication During Outbreaks: From Science Communicators to Journalists With an amazing panel of speakers: @ddiamond @ravenscimaven @RealDoctorMike @DoctorYasmin @HelenBranswell @BogochIsaac belfercenter.org/event/scien… Hosted by @Kennedy_School @BelferCenter
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If everything goes as planned, and the laws of gravity and motion don’t change at the last minute, the asteroid collision will happen on Monday at exactly 7:14:23 EST. wapo.st/3CitYsF
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JUST IN: 64% of Americans oppose the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, including 53% who strongly oppose it, per new @ABC News/WaPo poll — and the public trusts Democrats over Republicans to handle abortion by a wide 20 points. abcn.ws/3BNsMvT
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What’s your doctor writing about you in your medical record? For some patients, knee jerk assumptions or stereotypes. It can affect care. Here’s my latest in @thedailybeast/@KHNews: thedailybeast.com/how-medica…
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I am truly humbled and honored at the opportunity to serve as president of this vital organization in 2024-2025. My full letter to my @whca colleagues 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾
In an email just sent to the @whca membership, I announced that @kaitlancollins has decided to leave the board, due to her exciting new job. We are lucky that @EugeneDaniels2 has answered the call to service (as spelled out in the bylaws) and will be WHCA president in 2024/25!!
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Presidential gaffes are “fleeting,” @jameshamblin writes. But “the lasting problem is a system in which our scientific leaders are not able to … plainly state the facts to the public, even when they are as straightforward as ‘the pandemic is not over.’” body.bulletin.com/it-s-over/
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"I can’t breathe. I have my ID right here. My name is Elijah McClain. That’s my house. I was just going home. I’m an introvert. I’m just different. That’s all. I’m so sorry. I have no gun. I don’t do that stuff. I don’t do any fighting. Why are you attacking me?
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God, this is wonderful: “It’s what’s left in the sieve when the centuries have run through it.” She was so brilliant. That’s life, man.
Hilary Mantel about facts, history, and the past. RIP.
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