Latest from Isaac Stanley-Becker

CDC’s mask guidance spurs confusion and criticism, as well as celebration

Telling vaccinated people they can discard their masks signals the power of the shots, but critics say the move is hasty and difficult to implement with a majority of Americans still unprotected.
  • May 14, 2021

Johnson & Johnson vaccine shipments to states dwindle to zero as production freeze continues

Allocations to states of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine dry up after contamination crisis at Baltimore subcontractor Emergent BioSolutions
  • May 13, 2021

Senior CDC official who met Trump’s wrath for raising alarm about coronavirus to resign

Nancy Messonnier, was replaced last month as head of agency's vaccine task force, and was director of a key CDC center.
  • May 7, 2021

White House will make unordered vaccine supply available to other states

Unordered doses will go into a federal bank available to states where demand continues to outstrip supply.
  • May 4, 2021

Many police officers spurn coronavirus vaccines as departments hold off on mandates

Low immunization levels suggest vaccine hesitancy is pervasive among emergency workers, posing risks to public safety.
  • May 2, 2021

U.S. sees significant drop in vaccinations over past week

Vaccinations declined 11 percent, the most significant downturn in the seven-day average since February storm.
  • Apr 21, 2021

Underserved communities bear brunt of paused Johnson & Johnson rollout

Clinics offering the one-shot vaccine were canceled throughout the country, affecting students, shift workers, rural residents and other hard-to-reach groups.
  • Apr 14, 2021

States have been slow to order allotted vaccine doses, spurring calls for new approach

Pressure on the federal government to rethink its allocation strategy has mounted as access to immunization expands nationwide but new infections are concentrated in just a handful of states, including Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania.
  • Apr 10, 2021

How Wisconsin turned around its lagging vaccination program — and buoyed a Biden health pick

Andrea Palm, tapped as No. 2 at HHS, has been vilified by Wisconsin Republicans. But her state’s approach to covid-19 vaccinations is working.
  • Apr 4, 2021