Lost on the Frontline: Explore the Database

As of Wednesday, the KHN-Guardian project counted 3,607 U.S. health worker deaths in the first year of the pandemic. Today we add 39 profiles, including a hospice chaplain, a nurse who spoke to intubated patients “like they were listening,” and a home health aide who couldn’t afford to stop working. This is the most comprehensive count in the nation as of April 2021, and our interactive database investigates the question: Did they have to die?

Food & COVID-19: Your Questions Answered

With so much conflicting information circulating about coronavirus, you may find yourself confused about what will and what won’t get you sick. The topic of food safety is one that’s particularly clouded by uncertainty, so we’ve listed a few answers to some common questions about food and COVID-19. Can you catch COVID-19 from food? There is…

Why Some People Have Covid Symptoms and Others Don’t

As you surely know by now, the coronavirus doesn’t look the same in everyone it infects. Some people have respiratory symptoms, others have gastrointestinal symptoms, some can’t smell or taste, and others have no symptoms at all. There are many mysteries brought forth by the COVID-19 contagion, but none may be greater than why it’s killing some people and barely affecting…

Avoid coronavirus scams: What you need to know

Coronavirus disease (also known as COVID-19) is dominating the news and sending people across the globe into panic. Of course, it was only a matter of time before cybercriminals would find ways to take advantage of this global crisis. As if the prospect of the virus isn’t bad enough, several coronavirus scams have been doing the…

COVID-19 vaccine tracker

On 11 March, the World Health Organization classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. The disease has reached nearly every country, infecting hundreds of thousands of people and killing thousands. Currently, there are no FDA-approved therapies or vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) within…