Tipsheet: Covering COVID-19 Vaccines

Since December, the pandemic news cycle has revolved around one thing: vaccines. This article provides tips to keep in mind and resources to bookmark, for both veteran science writers and journalists just now wading into the vaccine beat.

Pandemic tracking for all

As her final assignment for the Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, Betsy reflected on why she started the COVID-19 Data Dispatch and lessons she learned through the 100-day Creators Program.

The State of State Antigen Test Reporting

Antigen tests are becoming a major tool for rapid COVID-19 testing. But currently, many states are not clearly distinguishing their antigen tests from PCR tests in their public reporting, which makes it challenging to see the true impact of either test type.

How COVID-19 has impacted everyday life in America

To examine how life in America has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stacker used data from the Household Pulse Survey, a U.S. Census survey conducted from April to July 2020 that specifically evaluated how the pandemic impacted Americans’ daily life.

States with the most endangered species

To determine the states with the most endangered species, Stacker consulted the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species database. States are ranked according to the total number of species (animals and plants) with endangered or threatened classifications that live within their borders.