Latest from Frances Stead Sellers

Officials grapple with coronavirus vaccine hesitancy among Latino evangelicals

Long-standing distrust of the government is combined with widespread misinformation online
  • May 4, 2021

People seeking coronavirus vaccine appear eager to receive Johnson & Johnson

One-and-done convenience of the company’s product seems to outweigh concerns over its link to a rare blood-clotting condition.
  • Apr 29, 2021

The Johnson & Johnson pause hit just as the country needs to reach out to more Americans

Getting to the homebound, the homeless and the hesitant is easier with a one-dose vaccine
  • Apr 23, 2021

These are the pro-vaccine messages people want to hear

No single strategy works for everyone, but a combination of several types of messages and messengers is persuading on-the-fence folks to get vaccinated.
  • Apr 22, 2021

Why Biden health officials decided to pause J&J’s coronavirus vaccine

Their goal was to protect the public and be transparent, but critics worry they overreacted and might undermine vaccine confidence.
  • Apr 13, 2021

Terror in a Boulder supermarket: How the King Soopers shooting unfolded

In the most mundane of American settings, a burst of bullets and 10 lives lost.
  • Mar 24, 2021

More than 4 in 10 health-care workers have not been vaccinated, Post-KFF poll finds

The lingering obstacles to vaccinating health-care workers foreshadows the challenge the United States will face as it attempts to get the vast majority of the population vaccinated.
  • Mar 19, 2021

Biden sets nation on seven-week sprint to near-universal vaccine access

Widespread eligibility in seven weeks sounds daunting, but momentum suggests the target is within reach, consistent with the president’s strategy of underpromising and overperforming.
  • Mar 12, 2021

A viral tsunami: How the underestimated coronavirus took over the world

That virus would slowly reveal its secrets — and proceed to shut down much of the planet, killing more than 2.5 million people in the most disruptive global health disaster since the influenza pandemic of 1918.
  • Mar 9, 2021

Texas hospitals are running out of water amid power outages. Some are evacuating patients for safety.

As millions of Texans remain without power, hospitals throughout the state have lost water and heat, leaving doctors scrambling to conserve resources and care for vulnerable residents.
  • Feb 18, 2021