Latest from Todd C. Frankel
Looting and destruction has followed in the wake of protests across the country, just as many retailers and restaurants were reopening from the pandemic.
  • Jun 1, 2020
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.
  • May 23, 2020
States have different definitions of what body temperature should keep workers home, highlighting the lack of national strategy for dealing with covid-19.
  • May 15, 2020
Danville, Pa., is a small town that’s home to Geisinger Medical Center — a huge hospital that's putting nearly everyone on the coronavirus’s front lines
  • May 12, 2020
In a wave of lawsuits, companies battered by covid-19 but excluded from aid seek small-business funds.
  • May 6, 2020
Health-care spending fell 18 percent to start the year as hospitals slashed surgeries and staff to deal with covid-19.
  • May 4, 2020
Red tape and communication problems are slowing down donations of unused masks and gear from federal agencies. “Everyone is having the same problem,” one official said.
  • Apr 7, 2020
Lessons learned from the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak led insurance companies to exclude coverage for many of the losses suffered today by businesses.
  • Apr 2, 2020
It was up to a small band of local health officials to protect Grant County, W.V., where 90 percent of voters supported President Trump, even if many remained unconvinced they needed saving.
  • Mar 22, 2020
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.
  • Mar 18, 2020