Ask a Reporter: How Your Brain Navigates a Pandemic

A quick interview with science reporter and brain expert Dana Smith

At this point in the pandemic, your brain might feel fried. Life has turned into a game of risk, as Elemental’s senior writer Dana Smith reported this week, and every decision now requires fraught assessments of what’s safe and what’s not. I caught up with Dana…



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Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that