National reporter focusing on health Education: Cornell University, BS in communication; Columbia University, MA in journalism Lena H. Sun is a national reporter for The Washington Post covering health, with a special focus on public health and infectious disease. A longtime reporter at The Post, she has covered a variety of beats, including the Metro transit system, immigration and education. She has also served as The Post's Beijing bureau chief. Honors & Awards:
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for coverage of the war on terrorism, part of national reporting team, 2002
Robert F. Kennedy journalism award, international print, 1994
Professional Affiliations: Association of Health Care Journalists Foreign languages spoken: Mandarin, some French, some Spanish
A letter, to be sent to governors imminently, backs away from earlier drafts as recently as Friday that had directed state leaders to deploy the National Guard to help hospitals with daily data submissions.
CDC Director Robert Redfield said the estimate is based on blood samples collected from across the country that look for the presence of antibodies to the virus. For every confirmed case of COVID-19, 10 more people had antibodies, he said.
The nation's top infectious-disease specialist is scheduled to be joined before the House Energy and Commerce Committee by the heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Public Health Service.