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Coronavirus Files: Lab leak returns to headlines as California emergency expires

Essential workers — mostly Black, Latino and low-income — faced all kinds of invasive surveillance during the height of the pandemic. Yet they weren’t given the most useful information that would allow them to monitor their own COVID-19 exposure, reports Ambar Castillo at STAT.

Coronavirus Files: Latest data shows prisoners were vulnerable to COVID

The death rate in state and federal prisons rose by almost 50% during the first pandemic year, according to a new UCLA data project.

Coronavirus Files: The beginning of the end

When a trio of health equity scholars set out to study racial and ethnic inequities during the pandemic, they failed, the researchers write in STAT. The data just weren’t there.

Coronavirus Files: The beginning of the end

When a trio of health equity scholars set out to study racial and ethnic inequities during the pandemic, they failed, the researchers write in STAT. The data just weren’t there.

Coronavirus Files: Pandemic endangers minority cancer patients, pregnant people

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling for long-term rules against school mask mandates and workplace vaccine requirements, reports John Kennedy at USA Today. The move is widely seen as part of his presumed candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.

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