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Caroline Chen

Caroline Chen

Caroline Chen covers health care for ProPublica. Previously, she worked at Bloomberg News, where she wrote about Valeant Pharmaceutical’s use of a mail order pharmacy to boost reimbursements for its drugs, the tactics used by a rare disease drugmaker to scare patients into staying on therapy, and the plight of medically complex babies who get stranded in hospitals because of a lack of home-care nurses.

False barriers: These things should not prevent you from getting a COVID vaccine

By: and - April 5, 2021

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. As the United States seeks to end its coronavirus crisis and outrun variants, public health officials recognize it is essential for as many people as possible to get vaccinated. Making that easy […]

Why opening restaurants is exactly what the coronavirus wants us to do

By: - February 8, 2021

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On Jan. 29, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was promoting “marital bliss” at a coronavirus news conference. Announcing that indoor dining would reopen at 25% capacity in New York City on Valentine’s […]

Internal emails show how chaos at the CDC slowed the early response to coronavirus

By: , and - March 27, 2020

This story is from our partners at ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On Feb. 13, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent out an email with what the author described as an “URGENT” call for […]