Latest from Frances Stead Sellers

Why Biden health officials decided to pause J&J’s coronavirus vaccine

Their goal was to protect the public and be transparent, but critics worry they overreacted and might undermine vaccine confidence.
  • Apr 13, 2021

Terror in a Boulder supermarket: How the King Soopers shooting unfolded

In the most mundane of American settings, a burst of bullets and 10 lives lost.
  • Mar 24, 2021

More than 4 in 10 health-care workers have not been vaccinated, Post-KFF poll finds

The lingering obstacles to vaccinating health-care workers foreshadows the challenge the United States will face as it attempts to get the vast majority of the population vaccinated.
  • Mar 19, 2021

Biden sets nation on seven-week sprint to near-universal vaccine access

Widespread eligibility in seven weeks sounds daunting, but momentum suggests the target is within reach, consistent with the president’s strategy of underpromising and overperforming.
  • Mar 12, 2021

A viral tsunami: How the underestimated coronavirus took over the world

That virus would slowly reveal its secrets — and proceed to shut down much of the planet, killing more than 2.5 million people in the most disruptive global health disaster since the influenza pandemic of 1918.
  • Mar 9, 2021

Texas hospitals are running out of water amid power outages. Some are evacuating patients for safety.

As millions of Texans remain without power, hospitals throughout the state have lost water and heat, leaving doctors scrambling to conserve resources and care for vulnerable residents.
  • Feb 18, 2021
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The rise and fall of Philly’s mass vaccination clinic

Philadelphia’s first mass vaccination site looked like a model of 21st-century efficiency — until the city abruptly shut it down after losing trust in the group that ran it. Plus, how the pandemic has led some men to realize they need deeper friendships.
  • Feb 18, 2021

In Philadelphia, a mass vaccination clinic opened with fanfare, then closed amid rifts of trust

The evolving crisis reflects challenges facing cities and states as they seek to expedite distribution of coronavirus shots.
  • Feb 14, 2021

Biden’s vaccine push runs into distrust in the Black community

As Biden pushes his vaccine campaign, he faces a deep-seated distrust of the medical establishment among Black communities that have long faced mistreatment at its hands.
  • Feb 13, 2021

‘We are always thought about last’: A New York neighborhood seeking coronavirus help feels left behind

Officials in three adjoining Queens neighborhoods, South Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park, say they have long been left out of coronavirus outreach. For weeks, the virus positivity rate in the neighborhoods has hovered around 18 percent.
  • Feb 7, 2021