October 19, 2021

From the FDA’s Empty Seat to Chock-Full ICUs, Journalists Recap the Week’s Stories

KHN correspondent Rachana Pradhan discussed why President Joe Biden hasn’t yet nominated a permanent leader...

KHN correspondent Rachana Pradhan discussed why President Joe Biden hasn’t yet nominated a permanent leader for the Food and Drug Administration on Newsy’s “Morning Rush” on Thursday.

  • Click here to hear Pradhan on “Morning Rush“
  • Read Pradhan’s “Public Health Experts ‘Flabbergasted’ That Biden Still Hasn’t Picked an FDA Chief”

KHN freelancer Nick Ehli discussed Montana’s overrun intensive care units on the Northern Broadcasting System’s “Voices of Montana” on Wednesday.

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  • Read Ehli’s “At an Overrun ICU, ‘the Problem Is We Are Running Out of Hallways’“

KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed covid-19 vaccine booster shots on WAMU/NPR’s “1A” on Thursday. On Wednesday, she joined C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” to discuss the reconciliation bill’s provisions related to Medicare prescription drug costs.

  • Click here to hear Rovner on “1A“
  • Click here to watch Rovner on “Washington Journal“

California Healthline reporter and producer Heidi de Marco discussed how a group of disabled migrants is organizing for better health care on KCET’s “SoCal Update” Sept. 17.

  • Click here to hear de Marco on KCET
  • Read de Marco’s “No Papers, No Care: Disabled Migrants Seek Help Through Lawsuit, Activism”

KHN senior correspondent Sarah Jane Tribble discussed how Dr. Anthony Fauci and the National Institutes of Health got ahead of the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the need for covid vaccine boosters on CNN’s “New Day” Sept. 17.

KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber discussed public health legislation on Newsy on Sept. 17.

  • Click here to watch Weber on Newsy
  • Read “Over Half of States Have Rolled Back Public Health Powers in Pandemic” by Weber and Anna Maria Barry-Jester.

KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). KFF is an endowed nonprofit organization providing information on health issues to the nation.

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