Investigative reporter Education: University of Pennsylvania, bachelor's degree in English; Columbia University, master's degree in journalism Beth Reinhard is a reporter on the investigative team at The Washington Post. She previously worked at the Wall Street Journal, National Journal, the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post. Honors & Awards:
Member of Washington Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize, George Polk Award and Toner Prize in 2018.
The government’s official tally — a benchmark broadcast constantly on cable news and elsewhere — is a less concrete figure than it appears. Inconsistent counting methods also play into a political debate about the reliability of the numbers.
The cruise industry missed several opportunities to mitigate the crisis, according to experts and those aboard the ships. Passenger screening was limited and strict quarantines were not imposed immediately on cruises with sick passengers.