Beth Mole, Ars Technica

Beth Mole

Ars Technica

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Beth:

Florida surgeon general wrong on vaccines and bad at his job, CDC and FDA say

Ladapo has repeatedly peddled falsehoods about COVID-19 vaccines. → Read More

Gun violence is the top killer of US kids—the pandemic made it worse

Researchers call for firearm policy changes and efforts to address structural racism. → Read More

COVID survivors at increased risk of long-term gastrointestinal conditions

Although people with severe COVID had highest risk, mild cases also upped risks. → Read More

Moderna CEO says private investors funded COVID vaccine—not billions from gov’t

Bancel claimed billions in federal funding merely accelerated development. → Read More

Hospital’s water purification system stripped out chlorine, killing 3 patients

It was supposed to improve taste, but instead led to deadly infections. → Read More

Measles exposure at massive religious event in Kentucky spurs CDC alert

Kentucky has one of the lowest vaccination rates among kindergartners in the country. → Read More

WHO “deeply frustrated” by lack of US transparency on COVID origin data

Politicization makes the world less safe, WHO said, as it called on US to share data. → Read More

US woman headed to jail for refusing TB treatment for over a year

Washington judge issued an arrest warrant and ordered her to involuntary detention. → Read More

Musk’s bid to start Neuralink human trials denied by FDA in 2022, report says

FDA reportedly listed dozens of "deficiencies," including serious safety concerns. → Read More

Eli Lilly cuts insulin prices after years of outrage

Advocates say it's a long overdue start to fixing outrageously high prices. → Read More

FDA official behind Alzheimer’s drug scandal steps down

Investigations alleged Billy Dunn had inappropriately close relationship with drug maker. → Read More

Energy Dept. leans toward lab leak as COVID origin, at odds with other agencies

"There is not a definitive answer that has emerged from the intelligence community." → Read More

As COVID vaccine patent dispute drags on, Moderna forks over $400M to NIH

Moderna called the sum a "catch-up payment" for borrowing a molecular technique. → Read More

81% of international flights into NYC had SARS-CoV-2 in waste, small trial finds

The study demonstrated feasibility as COVID surveillance nose-dives worldwide. → Read More

Florida surgeon general fudged data for dubious COVID analysis, tipster says

The state closed the investigation, leaving more questions than answers. → Read More

Sour fight ends with FDA ruling soy and nut milks can still be called “milk”

FDA found that Americans are generally not confused about what's actually milk. → Read More

Unvaccinated more likely to have heart attack, stroke after COVID, study finds

Being fully vaccinated reduced the risk by about 41 percent. → Read More

Bonkers Republican bill in Idaho would make mRNA-based vaccination a crime

It's unclear if the two lawmakers know what messenger RNA is exactly. → Read More

Risk of diabetes rises 58% after COVID, even amid omicron, study finds

This is the latest study finding COVID infections can spur the development of diabetes. → Read More

Outbreak of Marburg, Ebola’s similarly deadly relative, spurs response race

Nine people have already died, making it the deadliest outbreak in over a decade. → Read More