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Benjamin Lesser

Special Report: Local governments 'overwhelmed' in race to trace U.S. COVID contacts

04 Aug 2020

By Benjamin Lesser, Dan Levine, Jaimi Dowdell and Andrea Januta

Special Report: Local governments 'overwhelmed' in race to trace U.S. COVID contacts

04 Aug 2020

By Benjamin Lesser, Dan Levine, Jaimi Dowdell and Andrea Januta

Special Report: Pandemic exposes systemic staffing problems at U.S. nursing homes

10 Jun 2020

One night in April, as coronavirus swept through the Hammonton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Robyn Esaw, a double amputee, signaled for help with her bedpan. She said she hit the bedside button that turns on a red hallway light. None of the few remaining staff showed up - and one of them turned the light off. Esaw only got help, eventually, by wheeling herself to the nursing station and yelling.

Special Report: U.S. school closures dramatically shrinking public education, Reuters finds

02 Jun 2020

NEW YORK Jennifer Panditaratne’s third-grade daughter had been seeing a reading specialist once a week before her Florida school closed abruptly in March due to the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 crisis strains needy and groups that help them

16 Apr 2020

LOS ANGELES Sacred Heart Community Service thought it was prepared for the pain the growing COVID-19 pandemic would cause in San Jose, California. The nonprofit, which has long helped those struggling to pay rent or keep the lights on, rallied donors and helped set up an $11 million (£8.82 million) fund that would offer up to $4,000 a month to eligible households.

Special Report - How the COVID-19 lockdown will take its own toll on health

03 Apr 2020

NEW YORK It’s the most dramatic government intervention into our lives since World War II. To fight the coronavirus outbreak, governments across the globe have closed schools, travel and businesses big and small. Many observers have fretted about the economic costs of throwing millions of people out of work and millions of students out of school.

Special Report: How secrecy in U.S. courts hobbles regulators

16 Jan 2020

LEBANON, Ohio Something wasn’t right with the Rhino.

Special Report: How plaintiff lawyers help corporate America keep its secrets

07 Nov 2019

LOS ANGELES Paula Lawlor was sifting through piles of internal General Motors Co documents in a hotel room outside of Los Angeles when she hit pay dirt: Company records showing that GM knew for years that stronger roofs on its vehicles could save lives.

Special Report: How judges added to the grim toll of opioids

25 Jun 2019

By Benjamin Lesser, Dan Levine, Lisa Girion and Jaimi Dowdell

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