Sean Campbell

Sean Campbell is a senior reporting fellow at ProPublica. His investigations have prompted action from members of Congress, change in the CDC, contributed to Twitter changing its policy on 3D-printed guns. He's won a Sidney Award from the Hillman Foundation and has been a finalist for an investigative data journalism award given by the Online Journalism Awards. He was previously a senior investigative fellow at The Trace, covering guns and gun violence in America. He is an adjunct professor in the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and his feature work has been published by The Verge, BuzzFeed News and FiveThirtyEight, among other outlets.

He holds BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Florida, an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and a master of science degree in data journalism from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

CareOne Nursing Homes Said They Could Safely Take More COVID-19 Patients. But Death Rates Soared.

CareOne struck a deal to take COVID-19 patients from hospitals and made “COVID-capable” part of its branding. Now it has the highest rate of COVID-related deaths among large long-term care companies in New Jersey.

How We Analyzed Data on Nursing Home Outbreaks

ProPublica found that nursing home chain CareOne has a higher COVID-19 death rate than other homes in New Jersey. We examined long-term care facilities using data from the state’s outbreak reports and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In Hard-Hit New Jersey, COVID-19 Saddles Some Small Health Departments With Crushing Workload

Secretaries are working as contact tracers. The person normally in charge of pet shops and tattoo parlors is monitoring nursing homes. And as the state reopens, workers worry duties will increase.

Without Federal Help, New York Doctors Had to Ask Medical Supply Execs for Dialysis Supplies

The novel coronavirus, a respiratory illness, is damaging kidneys at an unexpectedly high rate, according to experts. A shortage of dialysis materials has forced New York doctors to directly lobby corporate executives for help.

New York Wants Health Workers to Join the Fight Against COVID-19. Will It Pick Up Their Medical Bills if They Get Sick?

States are recruiting retirees, recent graduates and other health professionals to help overwhelmed hospitals, but if they contract the virus while serving patients, they could be on the hook for any out-of-pocket medical costs.

Your Neighborhood Might Be a Coronavirus Hot Spot, but New York City Refuses to Release the Data

Some local governments have published where coronavirus cases appear, down to the neighborhood level. New York City has made public only county-by-county data, making it difficult to see which communities are being hardest hit.

Are Hospitals Near Me Ready for Coronavirus? Here Are Nine Different Scenarios.

How soon regions run out of hospital beds depends on how fast the novel coronavirus spreads and how many open beds they had to begin with. Here’s a look at the whole country. You can also search for your region.

Some Towns Still Haven’t Halted Utility Shut-offs for Unpaid Water Bills During Coronavirus, Even as Federal Lawmakers Demand It

While some municipalities with only a few cases of the coronavirus have stopped disconnecting water service for residents with overdue bills, a few utility companies at the coronavirus epicenter in Washington have made no such promises.

As Commerce Dept. Starts Regulating Some Gun Exports, Experts Worry It Doesn’t Have All the Info It Needs

Commerce is taking over some responsibility from the State Department, but it does not yet have access to the watchlist that State has spent years building.

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