Latest from Emma Brown
The Small Business Administration's claim that the Paycheck Protection Program saved 51 million jobs is belied by allegedly false and sometimes inflated figures, a Post investigation has found.
  • Jul 14, 2020
The inconsistent data leads to likely undercounts of the pandemic’s toll.
  • Jun 8, 2020
An examination of excess deaths in every state suggests the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic was far more deadly than government tallies of covid-19 deaths indicate.
  • May 30, 2020
New analysis of six-week period shows 13,500 more deaths than are now attributed to covid-19 as updated federal data reveals added details on the broad toll
  • May 2, 2020
An analysis of federal data for the first time estimates excess deaths -- the number beyond what would normally be expected -- during that period.
  • Apr 27, 2020
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.
  • Apr 16, 2020
At a time when many law enforcement officials across the country have reduced arrests, police are conducting business as usual in New Orleans and some other cities.
  • Mar 31, 2020
As states and counties react to fears over the havoc coronavirus could wreak, the Trump administration faces growing pressure to take similar measures in the federal prison system.
  • Mar 25, 2020
The push to accelerate coronavirus testing nationwide made small advances this week, from the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast. But government and industry officials are still struggling with how to allocate scarce supplies and administer the tests in a way that would not foster its spread.
  • Mar 17, 2020