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Will Stone

Will Stone

Anti-vaccine film targeted Black Americans, spreads false information

By: - July 12, 2021

When a filmmaker asked medical historian Naomi Rogers to appear in a documentary, the Yale professor didn’t blink. She had done these “talking head” interviews many times before. She assumed her comments would end up in a straightforward documentary that addressed some of the most pressing concerns of the pandemic, such as the legacy of racism in […]

COVID doesn’t discriminate by age: Disease is on the rise for younger kids

By: - May 8, 2021

After spending much of the past year tending to elderly patients, doctors are seeing a clear demographic shift: young and middle-aged adults make up a growing share of the patients in covid-19 hospital wards. It’s both a sign of the country’s success in protecting the elderly through vaccination and an urgent reminder that younger generations […]

Mysterious aliment, mysterious relief: Vaccines help some COVID ‘long-haulers’

By: - April 16, 2021

An estimated 10% to 30% of people who get covid-19 suffer from lingering symptoms of the disease, or what’s known as “long covid.” Judy Dodd, who lives in New York City, is one of them. She spent nearly a year plagued by headaches, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue and problems with her sense of smell, among other symptoms. […]

Comparing death tolls from COVID is difficult, fraught

By: and - February 9, 2021

Counting the dead is one of the first, somber steps in reckoning with an event of enormous tragic scope, be it war, a natural disaster or a pandemic. This dark but necessary arithmetic has become all too routine during the covid-19 outbreak. The total U.S death toll has now surpassed 450,000. Each death is unique, a devastating […]