Documenting COVID-19 project
A full list of related stories and more information about the project can be found on the Documenting COVID-19 archived project website.
The NIH has poured $1 billion into long Covid research — with little to show for it
A new investigation from STAT and MuckRock, based on interviews with nearly two dozen government officials, experts, patients, and advocates, and more than 100 pages of internal NIH correspondence, letters, and public documents, shows that the nearly $1.2 billion in taxpayer money for long Covid research has resulted in few tangible results.
New CDC and state data shows how the COVID-19 pandemic led to a startling rise in maternal deaths
With the help of maternal mortality experts, MuckRock is releasing a first-of-its-kind dataset that includes nationwide and a selection of statewide data on maternal deaths during the pandemic. We’re also asking for people who have experienced the death of a family member or friend from pregnancy-related complications to tell us their stories.
New York City could be doing more to use its wastewater testing data, official says
The comments from a senior New York City environment official overseeing its wastewater surveillance program represent a sharp departure from a joint statement made to MuckRock and the Gothamist last month by the city’s health and environment agencies, which called wastewater surveillance a “developing field,” stressing a need for further research before it could be used to inform policy action.