Enterprise reporter on The Washington Post's Financial desk covering people and policy Education: University of Delaware, BA in English Todd C. Frankel is an enterprise reporter on The Washington Post's Financial desk, covering people and policy. He joined The Washington Post in 2014 and has covered a range of topics, including Silicon Valley innovation, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the human cost behind the minerals in lithium ion batteries. He previously worked as a reporter in St. Louis; Everett, Wash.; and Charleston, W.Va. His stories have been honored with several journalism awards and have been included in the anthologies “Next Wave: America's New Generation of Great Literary Journalists” in 2012 and “Best Newspaper Writing 2008-2009." Honors & Awards:
National Headliners Award for feature writing, 2010
There's a statistic that puts a price dollar amount on a human life. The government has used it for decades to calculate the cost-benefit of regulations. But it's not using it its response to the pandemic.
The rule of thumb among doctors and journalists during the Ebola outbreak when I was there was to act as if everyone in public was contagious with the virus. Because you didn’t know. That applies to the coronavirus pandemic, too.