The Beast’s lead reporter on COVID-19, Olivia has top epidemiologists on speed dial and has tirelessly covered super-spreaders, hot spots, shaky reopenings, and how this insanity could eventually end. She previously covered crime, breaking news, and politics. She has one eye on Texas at all times.

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