Marisa Fernandez, Axios

Marisa Fernandez


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Marisa:

The road ahead for Biden's FDA nominee Robert Califf

It's already taken about 10 months for Biden to name a nominee for the permanent role. → Read More

Minority-serving institutions to help create pipeline for more diverse public health workforce

The pandemic uncovered long-term underinvestment in the public health workforce. → Read More

CDC: Unvaccinated teacher caused an outbreak in classroom

Of the 12 positive students within the classroom, six were symptomatic. Everyone sitting in the front row became infected. → Read More

Unvaccinated 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19, CDC study says

The two datasets out Tuesday add to the emerging evidence that protection from COVID-19 shots decreases over time. → Read More

CDC: Fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks outside

President Biden is expected to address the guidelines later today. → Read More

Biden announces small business tax credits for vaccine PTO

It comes as the White House expects to meet its goal of administering 200 million doses in Biden's first 100 days. → Read More

How telehealth can narrow racial disparities

Providers see a a slight silver lining in how virtual care can better serve those systemically ignored. → Read More

Vaccine hesitancy drops, but with partisan divide

High rates of vaccine hesitancy among any group threatens collective progress against the pandemic. → Read More

Biden unveils COVID "wartime" strategy including mask mandate

President Biden on Thursday signed a slew of executive orders to address the coronavirus pandemic, including an interstate face mask mandate and an order to renew supplies of PPE, testing materials and vaccines through the Defense Production Act. Why it matters: The stakes are highest for Biden’s vaccination effort. Several states cannot keep up with demand. * Biden acknowledged that the death… → Read More

The number of uninsured children increased every year under the Trump administration

The numbers were recorded before the coronavirus and record unemployment. → Read More

Life after Roe v. Wade will get here sooner or later

The abortion wars could move to a state-by-state battle over freedom and restrictions. → Read More

11th Circuit sides with Florida in ex-felon voting rights dispute

Critics say such a requirement amounts to a poll tax. → Read More

Student media sounds alarm on unsafe university reopenings

Campus media outlets have become default for how students and community members get their news. → Read More

CDC: More than half of COVID-19 cases from summer camp in Georgia were kids

The median age of those who contracted the illness was 12. → Read More

Herman Cain still hospitalized more than 3 weeks after COVID-19 diagnosis

Cain was hospitalized on July 2 after attending a Trump rally. → Read More

Poll shows Biden beating Trump by 13 points in Florida

In the same poll, Biden was ahead by just four points in April. → Read More

Poll: 62% say Trump is hurting efforts to slow spread of coronavirus

Trump's net approval rating is his worst since August 2017. → Read More

Chuck Grassley opts out of attending GOP convention in Florida over coronavirus concerns

It's the 86-year-old's first absence since he elected to the Senate in 1980. → Read More

Racial inequities in education can start as early as preschool

The learning gap won't close unless states shell out the funding. → Read More

Teachers union releases capstone lessons to bridge gap for students learning from home

About 96% of America's 57 million K-12 students have been affected by school closures. → Read More