Lena Sun

health reporter for the Washington Post

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National reporter for The Washington Post, focusing on health issues, including public health and health-care delivery

Lena Sun on KCRW

The CDC is warning Americans to prepare for the coronavirus. They say it’s not a question of “if,” but “when” the virus spreads to communities here.

CDC: Coronavirus will spread to US. How worried should we be?

The CDC is warning Americans to prepare for the coronavirus. They say it’s not a question of “if,” but “when” the virus spreads to communities here.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California Governor Gavin Newsom says he will support a bill that tightens vaccine requirements for school children.

The deep pockets behind the anti-vax movement

California Governor Gavin Newsom says he will support a bill that tightens vaccine requirements for school children.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. is on pace to break the record for the most measles cases in a year since the disease was eradicated two decades ago.

United States is set to break the record of reported measles cases

The U.S. is on pace to break the record for the most measles cases in a year since the disease was eradicated two decades ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Critics of the West’s role in the Ukraine war, such as CIA veterans Ray McGovern and John Kiriakou, are being ostracized from the American media landscape.

from Scheer Intelligence

A Florida politician is suing the federal government over what she says is unconstitutional regulation on gun ownership for marijuana users.

from KCRW Features

When it came to the Ukraine conflict, Professor Michael J. Brenner did what he’s done his whole life: question American foreign policy. This time the backlash was vitriolic.

from Scheer Intelligence

The United Nations can’t stop Russia’s war on Ukraine. And author Yascha Mounk says more diversity is a threat to democracy, but he’s still hopeful.

from To the Point

Parents and teachers describe changed relationships with school as the 2021-2022 academic year ends.

from Greater LA

Inglewood residents are upset about a plan to close a local elementary school. But with enrollment down statewide, communities will likely see more permanent campus shutdowns.

from Greater LA

Panelists discuss how abortion rights could play out during the midterms, and how to win the Latino and Gen Z vote.

from Left, Right & Center

LA county’s public health director says while people like complaining about getting another booster, it’s quick and comes with zero to mild side effects.

from Greater LA

The Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha is touring the U.S. “It's very important for us to play a lot because Ukraine can disappear from the newspaper,” says member Marko Halanevych.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand