National correspondent covering health, science and news Education: University of Chicago, BA in English literature; University of Maryland, MA in Journalism William Wan is The Washington Post's health & science correspondent. During the past decade at The Post, he has reported from more than 20 countries and covered mass shootings and disasters, national security, the Obama presidency, foreign policy and religion. For three years, he was The Post’s China correspondent in Beijing. He has won several awards for his coverage of religion and for his stories on human rights abuses in China. He was part of the 2010 Pulitzer finalist team that covered the Fort Hood shooting. Before joining The Post, he worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun. Honors & Awards:
NIHCM Foundation Health Care Journalism Award finalist, 2020
National Headliner Award for international news, 2015
Livingston Award finalist, 2015
Human Rights Press Award from Amnesty International and Foreign Correspondents’ Club, 2014
Hugo Shong Reporting on Asia Award from Boston University, 2014
National Award for Excellence from Asian American Journalists Association, 2014
American Society of News Editors Award for distinguished writing on diversity, 2011
Religion Writer of the Year, 2010 & 2011
Pulitzer finalist team for breaking news on Fort Hood shooting, 2010
Foreign languages spoken: Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), French
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In theory, as the number of survivors with immunity increases to a certain level, the virus’s spread would slow and eventually stop. The only problem: A whole lot of people would die before that point.