Betsy Ladyzhets, an independent data journalist on the science and health beat, has been immersed in the COVID-19 data world since March 2020. In addition to running the COVID-19 Data Dispatch, she works part-time as a journalism fellow at the Documenting COVID-19 project, housed at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and MuckRock, and is open for additional freelance work.
Previously, Betsy managed the Science & Health vertical at online data journalism outlet Stacker and was a data entry volunteer at the COVID Tracking Project, where she worked on the core Testing and Outcomes dataset and the COVID Racial Data Tracker. Her past freelance work has appeared in Science News, MIT Technology Review, FiveThirtyEight, The Open Notebook, and other national publications. She graduated from Barnard College in 2019 with a dual degree in Biology and English.
This story was originally published by MuckRock, and STAT News. It is republished under a Creative Commons (BY-ND 4.0) license. WASHINGTON — The federal government has burned through more than $1 billion to study long Covid, an effort to help the millions of Americans who experience brain fog, fatigue, and other symptoms after recovering from a coronavirus infection. […]