Latest from Todd C. Frankel
States have different definitions of what body temperature should keep workers home, highlighting the lack of national strategy for dealing with covid-19.
  • May 15, 2020
Danville, Pa., is a small town that’s home to Geisinger Medical Center — a huge hospital that's putting nearly everyone on the coronavirus’s front lines
  • May 12, 2020
In a wave of lawsuits, companies battered by covid-19 but excluded from aid seek small-business funds.
  • May 6, 2020
Health-care spending fell 18 percent to start the year as hospitals slashed surgeries and staff to deal with covid-19.
  • May 4, 2020
Red tape and communication problems are slowing down donations of unused masks and gear from federal agencies. “Everyone is having the same problem,” one official said.
  • Apr 7, 2020
Lessons learned from the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak led insurance companies to exclude coverage for many of the losses suffered today by businesses.
  • Apr 2, 2020
It was up to a small band of local health officials to protect Grant County, W.V., where 90 percent of voters supported President Trump, even if many remained unconvinced they needed saving.
  • Mar 22, 2020
The rule of thumb among doctors and journalists during the Ebola outbreak when I was there was to act as if everyone in public was contagious with the virus. Because you didn’t know. That applies to the coronavirus pandemic, too.
  • Mar 18, 2020
The sudden surge in demand is expected to subside, and the supply will continue to grow as companies keep making toilet paper. About 90 percent of the toilet paper sold in the U.S. is made here, too, according to industry data.
  • Mar 13, 2020
The Ikea recall of Kullen chests comes two months after the retailer said it would pay $46 million for a boy's death tied to other Ikea furniture.
  • Mar 4, 2020