Latest from Alexandra Ellerbeck

It's debate time for Moderna and J&J boosters

It's a pandemic topic that sharply divides scientists.
  • Oct 14, 2021

Experts weigh in on when the public health emergency should end

The federal government has already renewed the coronavirus emergency declaration six times.
  • Oct 6, 2021

Experts hope for 60 to 80 percent of Americans vaccinated by year's end

We talked to five experts about their expectations for Biden's new vaccine mandates.
  • Sep 27, 2021

Experts debate coronavirus booster shots today

Expect disagreements as FDA advisors debate merits and downsides of boosting immunizations.
  • Sep 17, 2021

Biden is poised to propose a global vaccination summit

The president is under heavy pressure to help vaccinate the world, as he promised.
  • Sep 9, 2021

The Health 202: It's not hard to imagine a worse pandemic, Tom Frieden says

The former CDC director talked with The Health 202 about this pandemic and how to prevent future ones.
  • Aug 18, 2021

The Health 202: Labor unions are split on vaccine mandates

Teachers unions are largely on board, but other unions worry about ceding power to employers.
  • Aug 17, 2021

The Health 202: A majority of parents favor mask mandates in schools

But parents largely aren't on board with vaccine mandates for kids.
  • Aug 11, 2021

Neuter or not? The answer is no longer automatic.

A growing body of research has found that neutering can increase the risk of cancer, obesity and joint problems. And in some parts of Europe, neutering is viewed as an unnecessary, or even cruel and abusive, intervention.
  • Aug 5, 2021

The Health 202: The 21st Century Cures Act helped accelerate covid vaccines, and lawmakers say their new version could do more.

Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Fred Upton (R-Mich.) say their Cures 2.0 bill would help modernize biomedical research and boost pandemic preparedness.
  • Aug 3, 2021