On May 1, 2020, at 1 PM ET, please join us for our Talks @ Pulitzer Science and Health Series, as a science journalist Amy Maxmen explores her most recent reporting on COVID-19 published in Nature in particular testing issues.
Her work offers readers insights into the initial testing efforts – and failures – as well as contact tracing and the rollout of antibody tests among other topics related to coronavirus. During the online session, Maxmen also discusses her extensive reporting on infectious disease outbreaks and the social, governmental and medical responses they garner.
Amy Maxmen is an award-winning science writer who covers the entanglements of evolution, medicine, and of people behind research. Maxmen has received Pulitzer Center support for multiple projects through the years to report on a range of public health issues including malaria, Ebola, HIV, and a paralytic disease named konzo. She also has provided extensive coverage on the response to these outbreaks along with the global and local attempts to address and prevent them.
Currently a senior reporter at Nature, her stories appear in Wired, National Geographic, and The New York Times, among other outlets.
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