Martha’s Recent Stories
Health Jul 10U.S. bets on small, untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine
When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, the ability to jab the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections.
Health May 12Counterfeit masks reaching frontline health workers in U.S.
The story of how one brand of counterfeits has infiltrated America’s supply chains illustrates how the lack of coordination amid massive shortages has plunged the country’s medical system into chaos.
Health Mar 29Relief package billions can’t buy hospitals out of shortages
Experts say the problem isn’t a lack of money. It's that there aren't enough supplies to buy.
Health Mar 24Key medical glove factories cut staff 50% during outbreak
Malaysian glove factories, which supply majority of the world's gloves, are operating at half capacity to comply with new national rules aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Shortages already reported the U.S. are expected to worsen.
Health Mar 20Imports of medical supplies plummet as demand in U.S. soars
The materials are critical to containing the highly contagious coronavirus as emergency rooms and clinics brace for a surge.
Nation Sep 04Separated migrant children suffered trauma, watchdog report finds
The children showed more fear, feelings of abandonment and post-traumatic stress symptoms than children who were not separated.
Nation Aug 16Migrant kids separated at border faced abuse in foster homes
Dozens of families are now preparing to sue the federal government, including several who say their young children were sexually, physically or emotionally abused in federally funded foster care.
Nation Jul 29California festival shooting kills 3, wounds 15
Police responded within a minute, engaged the suspect and killed him. Three other people were also killed.
Nation Jun 21Migrant children describe neglect at Texas border facility
Lawyers warn that kids are taking care of kids, and there's inadequate food, water and sanitation for the 250 infants, children and teens at the Border Patrol station.
Nation Jun 11Prosecutors crack down on clergy abuse as bishops gather for conference
For decades, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church were largely left to police their own. But now, as American bishops gather for a conference to confront the reignited sex-abuse crisis this week, they're facing the most scrutiny ever from secular…