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Isabella Isaacs-Thomas is a news assistant at the PBS NewsHour.
Isabella’s Recent Stories
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.
Science Apr 09WATCH: NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter achieves first controlled flight on Mars
The experimental helicopter that accompanied Perseverance on its recent journey to Mars successfully pulled off the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
Health Apr 08WATCH: Is your state lagging behind on vaccine rollouts? Here’s why
William Brangham spoke Thursday with local public media reporters in Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee about how vaccine hesitancy, political messaging, healthcare access and other factors are creating challenges for vaccine rollouts in their regions.
Health Apr 02The powerful technology behind the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines
There are lots of different ways to make a vaccine, but the ultimate goal of any shot is to introduce the body to the biological equivalent of a “most wanted” poster so that if the real enemy ever shows up,…
Health Mar 29How to stay safe from COVID this summer, according to experts
The safest way to approach socializing in an ongoing pandemic involves a similar risk assessment to the one many people have been exercising since stay-at-home orders were lifted months ago, rather than throwing caution to the wind.
Health Mar 114 ways our understanding of the coronavirus has changed a year into the pandemic
A year into this pandemic, we have the opportunity to reflect on the crucial breakthroughs that have shaped our response to the coronavirus, as well as how we've in some ways failed our most vulnerable.
Science Feb 17WATCH: NASA’s Perseverance rover lands on Mars
The mission, one of the space agency’s most ambitious yet, will seek to answer whether there is evidence that microbial life once existed on Mars.
Health Feb 04Why new coronavirus variants emerge, and what that means for you
New daily COVID-19 case counts are steadily falling in the United States. But experts are concerned that more transmissible variants of the coronavirus could reverse that progress.