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Alison Young Reports

 

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Near Misses at High-Security Lab Illustrate Risk of Accidents With Coronaviruses

Hospitals blame moms when childbirth goes wrong. Secret data suggest it’s not that simple.

Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren't doing it.

 

About Me

I am an investigative reporter specializing in health, environmental and consumer issues. My work has revealed safety lapses at biological research labs, food manufacturers and nursing homes; hazards in municipal water systems and near forgotten lead factories; the criminal backgrounds of dietary supplement makers and the role of substandard hospital care in maternal deaths.


I am a past president of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a national journalism training organization, and I am a professor and the Washington, D.C., program director for the University of Missouri School of Journalism. I have reported for USA TODAY, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Knight Ridder’s Washington Bureau, the Detroit Free Press, The Arizona Republic and the Dallas Times Herald. My reporting honors include three Gerald Loeb Awards, three Scripps Howard Awards and a duPont-Columbia Award.


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