Dan Diamond

Washington, D.C.

National reporter investigating health politics and policy

Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA in history

Dan Diamond is a national health reporter for The Washington Post, focused on accountability, federal agencies and the coronavirus pandemic. He joined The Post in 2021 after covering the Trump administration for Politico, where he won a George Polk award for investigating political interference in the pandemic response. His investigations into a range of topics, including Trump officials' use of taxpayer-funded charter jets, not-for-profit hospitals' spending and how Congress stripped Pacific Islanders of their health coverage, have also been honored with several journalism awards.
Latest from Dan Diamond

Before FTX collapse, founder poured millions into pandemic prevention

Most of those initiatives have come to a sudden halt.

November 16, 2022

White House seeks more covid funding in lame-duck session

Officials say the need for next-generation treatments and vaccines is urgent as the virus continues mutating.

November 15, 2022

Goodbye Daylight Saving Time… For now

For many of us here in the U.S., today marks the end of Daylight Saving Time - the day when we “fall back” an hour to Standard Time. But changing the clocks is divisive - and in Congress there’s even a stalled effort to stop it.

November 6, 2022

Clock runs out on efforts to make daylight saving time permanent

A bill to permanently “spring forward” has been stalled in Congress for more than seven months.

November 4, 2022

Rand Paul says U.S. botched covid. He could soon lead probes of it.

The Kentucky Republican, a fierce critic of the pandemic response, is in line to chair Senate health panel if GOP wins control.

November 2, 2022

Senate GOP report argues lab-leak theory is most likely origin of covid

The promotion of the covid lab leak theory represents a possible template for a future investigatory hearing in Congress if Republicans win control.

October 27, 2022

Biden officials worry pandemic exhaustion could lead to bad covid winter

Their focus is on getting reformulated coronavirus vaccine booster shots to seniors and the immunocompromised to avert thousands of preventable deaths.

October 26, 2022

False claim that CDC would require covid vaccines for kids goes viral

A false report that the CDC will mandate vaccines for schoolchildren is “dangerous misinformation,” a former top health official said.

October 19, 2022

CDC officials describe intense pressure, job threats from Trump White House

Political infighting contributed to a subpar pandemic response, officials tell House committee.

October 17, 2022

Experts slam Florida surgeon general’s warning on coronavirus vaccines

"If you submitted that to a peer-reviewed journal ... it would get rejected," vaccine safety expert says about study on which it is based.

October 11, 2022