Laura Ungar, WZZM 13 On Your Side

Laura Ungar

WZZM 13 On Your Side

St. Louis, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Laura:

New studies bolster theory coronavirus emerged from the wild

Two new studies support the theory that the virus that causes COVID-19 emerged in the wild and began spreading to humans at a seafood market in Wuhan. → Read More

Dominant coronavirus mutant contains ghost of pandemic past

The new variant is a member of the omicron family, but it carries a mutation called delta. → Read More

UK patient had COVID-19 for 505 days straight, study shows

A U.K. study included nine patients experiencing 'persistent' COVID-19 cases, which are different from long COVID. → Read More

'Keep our guard up': COVID cases rising in US after 2-month decline

But experts warn that the coming COVID wave – caused by a subvariant called BA.2 that’s thought to be about 30% more contagious – will wash across the nation. → Read More

'Dark matter' of human genome finally decoded, sequencing entirety of human DNA

Scientists have been trying to locate the final pieces of the human genome for nearly 20 years, coming close to decoding it but never fully succeeding. Until now. → Read More

Omicron amps up concerns about long COVID and its causes

More than a third of patients who get COVID will develop lingering problems linked to the disease. → Read More

Here are the long-term symptoms of the omicron variant

More than a third of patients who get COVID will develop lingering problems linked to the disease. → Read More

Omicron amps up concerns about long COVID and its causes

More than a third of patients who get COVID will develop lingering problems linked to the disease. → Read More

To grandmother's house or no? Omicron disrupts holiday plans

Governments around the world are increasingly leaving decisions about who to see and where to go in the hands of individuals amid omicron COVID surges. → Read More

'Where did you go to school?' The loaded question Louisville won't stop asking

As a Louisville teen returns for his senior year, we get an inside glimpse at how a school's bad reputation fails, in many ways, to match reality. → Read More

Manual High is Louisville’s golden school. But its reputation doesn’t tell the whole story

In episode 4 of the Courier Journal podcast, A 'Bad' School, we spend time with students at Manual High, a top-ranked magnet school with hidden flaws. → Read More

A 'Bad' School: Coming Courier Journal podcast explores an integration plan gone awry

A new 6-episode podcast by The Courier Journal begins Oct. 20. → Read More

From busing to COVID-19 to stolen guns: 6 Courier Journal investigations you must read

The Courier Journal has investigated the legacy of busing, the proliferation of guns, the Breonna Taylor case and other crucial topics so far in 2021. → Read More

Appalachian health care 'hero' Eula Hall, a mother of the mountains, dies at 93

Called one of Eastern Kentucky's "greatest saints," Eula Hall, the founder of Mud Creek Clinic, died Saturday at age 93. → Read More

More Women Than Men Are Getting COVID Vaccines

The reasons may include women’s roles as caregivers and their greater likelihood of seeking out preventive health care in general → Read More

Need Amid Plenty: Richest US Counties Are Overwhelmed by Surge in Child Hunger

Hunger among kids is skyrocketing, even in America’s wealthiest counties. But given the nation’s highly uneven charitable food system, affluent communities have been far less ready for the unpreced… → Read More

For Spring Season, Young Athletes Get Back in the Game Despite Covid Risk

With schools opening up classrooms, millions of young athletes are also getting out on fields and courts. But pandemic precautions and delays are spurring conflicts among parents, coaches and docto… → Read More

Schools Walk the Tightrope Between Ideal Safety and the Reality of Covid

Across the country, politics have muddied the question of when and how to reopen schools. Even though teachers continue to fear for their safety, lawmakers and parents are demanding that schools ta… → Read More

‘We’re Not Controlling It in Our Schools’: Covid Safety Lapses Abound Across US

As President Biden calls for more support to help schools hold in-person classes, public health experts say schools can be relatively safe if they take well-known steps to prevent covid. But a KHN … → Read More

As the Vulnerable Wait, Some Political Leaders’ Spouses Get Covid Vaccines

Spouses of governors and federal leaders are getting early access to scarce doses of covid-19 vaccines. Some officials have argued their inoculation sets an example for the public and shows the vac… → Read More