It’s no exaggeration to say that without The Texas Observer, which will abruptly shut down this week, corruption will flourish in the Lone Star State.
As the Beast’s former 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.
Americans with serious preconditions are stuck in the dark—and the panic is escalating.
The vaccine process has been a disaster nationally, but some rollouts have gone worse than others.
Left to beg their younger relatives—or random strangers—for help, older Americans say the rollout is going even worse than you think.
The new variant is terrifying the British government. But is it really time to panic?
Yes, the vaccines really are game-changers. What that looks like depends not just on science, but how Americans behave.
The variant may or may not make the virus more contagious, and there’s no evidence that it will neuter vaccines. But travel bans are too little, too late, experts said.
After-effects and lingering questions about the deadly voyage of the MS Zandaam just won’t go away.
Jim Worthington and his tony Newtown Athletic Club gym are ground zero in a Pennsylvania insurrection that could end in disaster.