Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun

Meredith Cohn

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD, United States

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Recent articles by Meredith:

Maryland see boom in health insurance enrollment due to coronavirus, extends special period to sign up

The Maryland health exchange has extended a special enrollment period until June due to the coronavirus. → Read More

Who gets lifesaving care — and who doesn’t — when there’s a crush of coronavirus patients? Maryland is coming up with a plan.

Maryland began working on a plan for this coronavirus threat during the quiet time after the last flu pandemic. Now ethicists, doctors and state leaders are preparing a final recommendation to present to Gov. Larry Hogan for approval. → Read More

Models show coronavirus infection ‘peaking probably around Fourth of July,’ Maryland health agency official says

Maryland’s spreading outbreak of the new coronavirus is on pace to peak around July 4, a state Health Department official told members of Maryland’s Board of Elections, although a health expert questioned that estimate. → Read More

Thousands enroll in insurance under threat from coronavirus

About 5,000 people have signed up for health insurance during a special enrollment period on the Maryland health exchange. → Read More

Tylenol, soup and rest can treat most symptoms of coronavirus (whether you have it or not)

Many more people will become sick from coronavirus, but there are things they can do to care for themselves at home. → Read More

Enjoy the outdoors during coronavirus, Maryland, but be smart about it

Bigger crowds than usual are heading outside to jogging trails, courts and parks this week. It’s all the result of coincidence: spring arrives during a coronavirus outbreak that has freed up Marylanders from work and school. → Read More

Baltimore scientists to work on third experimental coronavirus vaccine

Scientists at private labs and at the University of Maryland will soon begin testing three separate vaccines for coronavirus. → Read More

Hogan administration now says 6,000 hospital beds may not be needed

Hogan administration said it needed 6,000 extra hospital beds in Maryland, but now says the state won't need that many. → Read More

Do you have a fever, cough and suspect coronavirus? Here’s what to do.

Dr. Arsalan Sheikh, chief medical officer at Grace Medical Center in Baltimore, explains what coronavirus symptoms to look for, how to take care of yourself if you are ill, when to call for help and how to protect your family. → Read More

Injured dog saved from Baltimore’s trash incinerator

A dog was pulled by an alert worker from Baltimore’s trash incinerator Monday morning, filthy and unable to walk and with bite wounds. The dog was in dire shape and needed emergency care, according to Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, which took him in and named him Donut. → Read More

Another coronavirus vaccine is in the works in Maryland labs

Two Maryland firms are joining the effort to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. → Read More

First three cases of coronavirus confirmed in Maryland

Maryland health officials are testing more people, as planning continues and event cancellations begin. → Read More

Maryland Gov. Hogan wants to tap millions in emergency funds to prepare for coronavirus

Gov. Hogan wants to tap the million in Maryland's rainy day fund to prepare for the coronavirus outbreak in addition to budget dollars. → Read More

Maryland preparing for possible extended shutdowns of schools, businesses, events as coronavirus spreads

The outbreak may pass without mass closures or quarantines, and for now local and national officials maintain the risk is low. But as they prepare for more infections, they say individuals should, too. → Read More

Maryland prepares for coronavirus amid conflicting directions from federal officials and President Trump

Though there have been conflicting signs from the CDC and the White House, Maryland health, hospital, school and business officials are preparing for an outbreak of the coronavirus that has devastated China and spread west. → Read More

Get rid of leap days and start every year on a Monday: Johns Hopkins professors propose a new calendar

Two Johns Hopkins professors believe a new, permanent calendar, perhaps named for President Trump, would be a lot more simple. → Read More

Maryland medical examiner’s office scrambling to fill jobs as homicides, drug deaths fuel need for autopsies

Drug deaths and homicides have increased the burden on medical examiners, who are leaving their posts in Maryland and elsewhere. → Read More

Second Maryland resident gets tested for coronavirus

A second person is being tested for the coronavirus in Maryland, after the first person tested negative last week. → Read More

Mental health and addiction providers for Medicaid patients go unpaid in Maryland

A new state system set up to pay providers for millions in mental health and addiction services has malfunctioned, jeopardizing continuing care for residents. → Read More

First person tested in Maryland for coronavirus is negative

Towson University notified the campus Thursday morning that a professor will not return to classes for the time being “out of an abundance of caution” as a family member is tested for the coronavirus. → Read More