Latest from Lenny Bernstein

In Larry Nassar’s shadow, a larger sex abuse case at the University of Michigan

More than 950 people allege they were molested by a campus physician in what may turn out to be the largest such case in U.S. history.
  • Sep 23, 2021

Former surgeon resigns from National Academies panel on transplant reform

The retired transplant surgeon recently accepted a position with a consulting company
  • Sep 17, 2021

Biden administration moves to stave off shortages of monoclonal antibodies

Soaring demand in the past two months, especially in the South, will probably lead to supply cutbacks in some places.
  • Sep 14, 2021

What to know about Biden’s pandemic plan and vaccine mandates

The measures will affect tens of millions of Americans and include coronavirus vaccine mandates for workers at businesses with 100 or more employees.
  • Sep 9, 2021

Pandemic will push U.S. mortality up through 2023, new government report predicts

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Americans’ health and lives will not end anytime soon, Medicare and Social Security trustees say.
  • Aug 31, 2021

Study finds vaccine booster shots effective as WHO Europe head says they’re ‘not a luxury’

Booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are highly effective against both coronavirus infection and severe covid-19 disease, Israeli scientists reported in a new paper.
  • Aug 30, 2021

Inconclusive review of virus origins prompts calls for more probes: ‘We have to get to the bottom of this’

The administration’s classified review, with portions set to be publicly released as soon as this week, doesn't rule out that the virus emerged in the wild or that it leaked from a laboratory, officials said.
  • Aug 25, 2021

Monoclonal antibodies are free and effective against covid-19, but few people are getting them

Millions are eligible for the therapy but may not be aware it exists.
  • Aug 20, 2021

CDC guidance now official: Pregnant people should get coronavirus vaccine

Just 23 percent of pregnant women have received at least one shot of vaccine. The CDC advice applies to all three vaccines, though the one-shot Johnson & Johnson version has not been studied as much as the versions produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
  • Aug 11, 2021

As coronavirus’s delta variant surges, indecision is along for the ride (again)

People must weigh risk and reward in much of their lives as another wave of the pandemic washes across the United States.
  • Aug 10, 2021