Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News

Liz Szabo

Kaiser Health News

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Liz:

Fighting Monkeypox, Sexual Health Clinics Are Underfunded and Ill-Equipped

Sexual health clinics are scrambling to properly track, test, and treat hundreds of monkeypox patients. So far, it isn’t going well. → Read More

Covid funding pries open a door to improving air quality in schools

Many U.S. schools were in dire need of upgrades — burdened by leaking pipes, mold, and antiquated heating systems — long before the covid-19 pandemic drew attention to the importance of indoor vent… → Read More

Covid Funding Pries Open a Door to Improving Air Quality in Schools

Researchers say the billions in pandemic funding available for ventilation upgrades in U.S. schools provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to combat covid-19, as well as making air more breath… → Read More

How Better Ventilation Can Help ‘Covid-Proof’ Your Home

Is someone at home sick with covid-19? One simple but effective strategy for keeping the virus from spreading is to make your indoor air as much like the outdoors as possible. → Read More

Why Won’t More Older Americans Get Their Covid Booster?

Approximately 1 in 3 Americans 65 and older who completed their initial vaccination round still have not received a first booster shot. The numbers dismay researchers, who say the lag has cost tens… → Read More

Better ventilation can prevent COVID spread. But are companies paying attention?

Americans are abandoning their masks. They’re done with physical distancing. And, let’s face it, some people are just never going to get vaccinated. → Read More


Better ventilation would create a healthier workplace — but companies have to invest

The research is clear that air exchange and filtration curb the spread of COVID and other diseases, but upgrading systems is expensive, and there is little federal authority over indoor air quality. → Read More

Better Ventilation Can Prevent Covid Spread. But Are Companies Paying Attention?

The research is clear that improving indoor air quality is an essential tool in stemming the spread of covid and a host of other diseases. But companies have to be willing to invest. → Read More

Covid’s ‘Silver Lining’: Research Breakthroughs for Chronic Disease, Cancer, and the Common Flu

Billions of dollars invested in mRNA vaccines and covid research could yield health care dividends for decades to come. → Read More

Why Pregnant People Were Left Behind While Vaccines Moved at ‘Warp Speed’ to Help the Masses

Clinical trials of covid-19 vaccines excluded pregnant people, which left many women wondering whether to get vaccinated. → Read More

CDC Tells Pharmacies to Give 4th Covid Shots to Immunocompromised Patients

The health agency and the White House acted in the wake of a KHN story about pharmacists refusing to give shots to patients with moderate to severe immune suppression. → Read More

Pharmacies are turning away immunocompromised patients seeking 4th Covid shot

Patients with weakened immune systems — who are at high risk from covid-19 — say pharmacies are turning them away when they seek additional vaccine doses recommended by federal health officials.… → Read More

Pharmacies Are Turning Away Immunocompromised Patients Seeking 4th Covid Shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly changed its guidance to allow an extra shot in certain cases, but some pharmacy personnel are confused about who is eligible. → Read More

Pandemic poses short- and long-term risks to babies, especially boys

The pandemic has created a hostile environment for pregnant people and their babies. → Read More

Pandemic Poses Short- and Long-Term Risks to Babies, Especially Boys

A mother’s immune response to covid can be a greater danger to the fetus than the virus itself. → Read More

Scientists search for cause of mysterious Covid-related inflammation in children

Like most other kids with covid, Dante and Michael DeMaino seemed to have no serious symptoms. → Read More

Scientists Search for Cause of Mysterious Covid-Related Inflammation in Children

Scientists treating kids for MIS-C point to rare genes, leaky guts and a “superantigen.” → Read More

Scientists examine the unique immune systems of children as more fall victim to COVID

Doctors are trying to figure out why some kids with COVID-19 become much sicker than others and, in rare cases, don’t survive. → Read More

Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Doctors are trying to figure out why some kids become much sicker than others and, in rare cases, don’t survive. → Read More

How mutations led to the most transmissible COVID-19 virus yet: the delta variant

Scientists are trying to piece together why the delta variant so readily infects unvaccinated Americans, spewing 1,000 times more virus particles. → Read More