Betsy McKay

senior writer for the Wall Street Journal, where she covers U.S. and global public health

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Atlantic Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal, covering health and global health issues

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Xavier Becerra, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and former California Attorney General, told the World Health Organization on Tuesday that the U.S.

Did coronavirus come from a lab leak in Wuhan? Some scientists say it’s credible

Xavier Becerra, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and former California Attorney General, told the World Health Organization on Tuesday that the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The tenth Ebola patient to be treated here in the US  has died  at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr.

Doctor Treated for Ebola Dies in Omaha

The tenth Ebola patient to be treated here in the US has died at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr.

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More than a year ago, the World Health Organization sparked a flurry of vaccine production, travel restrictions and public health advisories when it declared that H1N1 flu was a …

World Health Organization Declares Swine Flu Pandemic Over

More than a year ago, the World Health Organization sparked a flurry of vaccine production, travel restrictions and public health advisories when it declared that H1N1 flu was a …

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