About Isabella @bella_is_
Isabella Isaacs-Thomas is a news assistant at the PBS NewsHour.
Isabella’s Recent Stories
Health Jul 01How to plan a COVID-safe 4th of July
Choosing COVID-safe July 4th activities requires an assessment of both vaccine science and your personal risk tolerance.
Health Jun 24As U.S. states and cities hit vaccine goals, deep disparities persist
Vaccine distribution varies widely state to state, city to city and community to community. But a lack of reliable statistics makes it difficult to track and address disparities.
Arts Jun 1021 lesbian bars remain in America. Owners share why they must be protected
Owners and general managers of lesbian bars share what makes these queer spaces vital, how they survived the pandemic, and why this part of LGBTQ nightlife needs to be preserved.
Science Jun 09WATCH: How and when to see the ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse
For much of the eastern half of North America, a partial eclipse will be visible on Thursday between about 5 and 6:30 a.m, turning the sun into a kind of crescent at dawn.
Science Jun 08How NASA is hunting for signs of life on Mars
Researchers hope to gain a better sense of whether primordial life once existed on our celestial neighbor, and how technology may pave the way for astronauts to sustain their own lives during future voyages to the Red Planet.
Health Jun 08This chart shows how COVID cases have plummeted as more people get vaccinated
New daily COVID-19 infections have recently hit their lowest numbers since March of 2020.
Health May 26For many pregnant trans people, competent medical care is hard to find
Transgender men and nonbinary people who are pregnant or trying to conceive are more likely than not to face a reproductive health system that fails to provide them with quality care.
World May 04How to help India during its COVID surge — 12 places you can donate
People around the world are rallying to get India oxygen and other supplies amid its COVID crisis.
Science May 03How to turn cicada season 2021 into a science project
Here's how to find Brood X cicadas, and what to do next.
Health Apr 09Wastewater is the infrastructure crisis ‘people don’t want to talk about’
2020 MacArthur Fellow Catherine Coleman Flowers spoke to the PBS NewsHour about her vision for a future that centers and solves water infrastructure issues across communities.