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Lindsey Theis

Health and Wellness Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Newsy as a health and wellness reporter in 2018. She came to Newsy after working at WGN and CNN. Most recently, she was a local TV anchor and reporter in Omaha, Nebraska. There, Lindsey covered everything from the 2014 Ebola epidemic to goat yoga. Her dream story would be doing a workout with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her favorite part about reporting is being able to give a platform for patients to share their stories and voices. Outside of news, Lindsey's a theater and comedy nerd; she performs and teaches improv comedy and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded, Big Canvas improv.

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Medical staff attending to patients with COVID-19 wear protective equipment.
John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, FileSci/Health

Secondary Infection Rarely Found In COVID-19 Patients

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization To Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Vials of COVID-19 vaccines

Does It Matter Which COVID-19 Vaccine I Get?

Viles of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Johnson & Johnson via APSci/Health

What's The Technology Behind The J&J, Pfizer And Moderna Vaccines?

Vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.
Johnson & Johnson via APSci/Health

How Fast Can J&J Vaccine Be Produced?

Brain scans

Experts Report Growing Case Studies Of Coronavirus-Linked Encephalitis

One of two new federal mass vaccination sites that opened Tuesday in California.
Lindsey Theis/NewsySci/Health

Mass Vaccination Sites Have Already Seen Big Wins And Big Setbacks

Dr. Dinee Simpson in the operating room.
Northwestern MedicineSci/Health

Meet Chicago’s Only Black Female Transplant Surgeon

An EMT pushes a gurney into an emergency room to drop off a COVID-19 patient in Placentia, Calif.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, FileSci/Health

COVID and Compassion: 'Our Brains Aren’t Apathetic, They’re Lazy'

People wearing masks

Survey: Many Plan To Wear Masks, Socially Distance After The Pandemic

Inside an HHS Antibody Infusion Center for Covid-19
U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesSci/Health

COVID Antibody Treatments Sit Unused, May Not Work For New Variants

An empty syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine
rian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP, PoolSci/Health

Are We Closer To COVID-19 Herd Immunity?

A scientist in Janssen laboratory in Leiden, The Netherlands.
Johnson & Johnson via APSci/Health

Study: J&J COVID-19 Vaccine 72% Effective in U.S.

CVS Pharmacist Gerard Diebner prepares a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine for nursing home residents.
AP Photo/Yuki IwamuraSci/Health

COVID Vaccine Scheduling Struggles

President-elect Joe Biden
AP Photo/Matt SlocumSci/Health

President-Elect Joe Biden Announces COVID Plan

A lab technician looks puts a label on a test tube during research on COVID-19, at Johnson & Johnson Janssen.
AP Photo/Virginia MayoSci/Health

Early Trials: Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Prompts Immune Response

A scientist studies the highly contagious COVID-19 variant that has been discovered in the UK.
AP Photo/Daniel ColeSci/Health

COVID Variants Raise New Challenges For Health Care Workers

A healthcare worker receives a second Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya, FileSci/Health

Health Officials Work To Get To One Million Daily Vaccines

Emergency medical technicians wait for a bed to be cleared in an emergency room in California.
AP Photo/Jae C. HongSci/Health

Another Record Day For Covid-19 Deaths

A PCR test is administered at a same-day coronavirus testing site in Los Angeles.
AP Photo/Damian DovarganesSci/Health

U.S. Hits New Single Day COVID Death Toll

A healthcare worker fills a syringe with the COVID-19 vaccine.
AP Photo/Wilfredo LeeSci/Health

Why Aren’t COVID Vaccines Getting To More People?

Karamo Brown, one of the Fab Five of Netflix's "Queer Eye".
Ryan Collerd / Netflix / “Queer Eye”Sci/Health

Queer Eye's Karamo Brown On Migraines Amid Pandemic Stress

Eli Lilly drug, Bamlanivimab, an antibody drug with FDA emergency approval to help the immune system fight COVID-19.
Eli Lilly via APSci/Health

Antibody Treatments Boosted By President Trump Are Going Unused

Dr. Elizabeth Clayborne in the ER.
Dr. Elizabeth ClayborneSci/Health

ER Doctor Shares Story, Urges Advance Care Plans Amid COVID Surges

Nurse prepares to administer a Moderna COVID vaccine
AP Photo/Jessica HillSci/Health

5.9 Million Doses Of Moderna's COVID Vaccine Roll Out This Week

A pharmacist prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine.
Matt Anzur/NewsySci/Health

Hospitals Prepare For Moderna Doses

Hospital staff prepares doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Lindsey Theis/NewsySci/Health

Teamwork Prevails In Mass COVID-19 Vaccinations At Hospitals

Nurse receives vaccine
AP Photo/Lynne SladkySci/Health

Hospitals Decide Which Health Care Workers Get First COVID-19 Vaccines

A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
AP Photo/Frank Augstein, PoolSci/Health

FDA Grants Emergency Approval To Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Claudia Ruble is a respiratory therapist.
Swedish Medical CenterSci/Health

Respiratory Therapists Exhausted By Pandemic Surges