Elisha Sauers, The Virginian-Pilot

Elisha Sauers

The Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Elisha:

40% of child coronavirus vaccines in the state are headed to Northern Virginia. Here’s why.

Public health officials say vaccinating children will limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep more students in school. → Read More

Virginia’s new data tool fixed after vastly underreporting children hospitalized with COVID-19

The Virginia Department of Health temporarily pulled down the COVID-19 dashboard Tuesday and updated it with over 500 more cases, after a Pilot reporter alerted staff to a vast discrepancy a day earlier. → Read More

Virginia’s new coronavirus data tool tracks children hospitalized. It could be off by hundreds or more.

In September, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters alone had at least 57 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 or Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, a rare but serious coronavirus complication. → Read More

Gov. Northam, leader of Virginia’s fight against pandemic, has had ‘long COVID’ for a year

Sense of smell or taste returns within six months for four out of five COVID-19 survivors who have lost these senses, according to an ongoing Virginia Commonwealth University study. But the 20% who don’t get better means millions could have permanent loss. → Read More

Coronavirus and flu could jam hospitals over holidays, scientists warn

Vaccinators have given somewhere in the neighborhood of 286,000 third doses and booster shots against the coronavirus so far statewide, according to the Virginia Department of Health. → Read More

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center ‘spared no expense’ during expansion of cancer center

The Priority Toyota Cancer Center comes two years after announcing a $135 million construction overhaul for the community hospital. It's the first of several projects to be completed over the next year. → Read More

In the face of frightening statistics, health officials push pregnant women to get vaccine

Pregnant people have among the lowest vaccination rates in the United States. → Read More

Child younger than 10 dies of COVID-19 in Eastern Virginia; second juvenile death this week

As of Thursday, three children are known to have died of COVID-19 or its complications in the region. → Read More

Sentara launches COVID dashboard tracking how many of its beds are taken by coronavirus patients

The increase in hospitalized patients and staffing challenges are leading to longer wait times for all patients, especially in the ER, hospital system administrators said. → Read More

Coronavirus booster basics: 8 things you need to know before getting your shot

The changes in the White House's booster shot plan over the past month have been confusing. Here's the deal in eight points. → Read More

Virginia health authorities warn pandemic may break caseload records this winter

Nineteen COVID-19 deaths were reported last week from Virginia Beach alone, according to Virginia Department of Health data. → Read More

Halfway into month, September already on track to be children’s hospital’s worst yet for coronavirus

More children were hospitalized for COVID-19 last month than during the pandemic’s January peak. → Read More

Latest coronavirus surge could peak in early October, forecast shows

The delta variant has supplanted all other strains of the coronavirus and now makes up over 99% of Virginia cases. → Read More

Many Eastern Shore residents got COVID-19 shots in Maryland, new vaccination data reveals

The new information predominantly affects numbers in the Northern Virginia localities close to Washington and the Eastern Shore. The Eastern Shore’s fully vaccinated rate benefited the most, with an increase of close to 1%. → Read More

A new drug being tested in Hampton Roads may prevent unvaccinated people from getting COVID-19

The trial will enroll about 1,300 participants worldwide who will be randomized to receive either an antiviral medication or placebo pills every 12 hours for five days. → Read More

University of Virginia scientists wield statistics to prep for coronavirus’ next moves

Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia is the quiet force behind the scenes, monitoring COVID-19's transmission, medical supply levels, vaccinations and the prevalence of more contagious variants. → Read More

COVID-19 booster vaccines: Here’s what we know — and how Virginia is preparing

A COVID-19 vaccine booster program could begin Sept. 20. State public health officials are preparing for the rollout. → Read More

Large COVID-19 testing turnout prompts health officials to hold more events

Because of the pandemic's surge, about 1 in 10 tests are coming back positive for the virus throughout Virginia, those positive test rates have been higher throughout Hampton Roads. → Read More

35 from Virginia Beach rescue team head to Louisiana for Hurricane Ida

The team was also deployed earlier this month to assist with Hurricane Henri. → Read More

35 from Virginia Beach rescue team head to Louisiana for Hurricane Ida

The team was also deployed earlier this month to assist with Hurricane Henri. → Read More