Betsy Ladyzhets

Betsy Ladyzhets is a freelance science journalist based in Brooklyn, N.Y., and edits The Sick Times, an online publication covering long COVID.

All Stories by Betsy Ladyzhets

  1. Health & Medicine

    How patient-led research could speed up medical innovation

    People with long COVID, ME/CFS and other chronic conditions are taking up science to find symptom relief and inspire new directions for professional scientists.

  2. Health & Medicine

    The CDC is expanding its disease surveillance of international travelers

    Passengers at four major U.S. airports will now be tested for over 30 pathogens through a mix of wastewater testing and voluntary nasal swabs.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Why sewage may hold the key to tracking diseases far beyond COVID-19

    COVID-19, mpox and many other pathogens are detectable in wastewater, but public health officials are still figuring out how best to use those data.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Health risks can persist at least 2 years after COVID-19, new data suggest

    U.S. veterans who tested positive for COVID-19 in 2020 remain at higher risk for many long COVID conditions, from heart disease to gastrointestinal issues.

  5. Health & Medicine

    San Francisco airport will monitor plane waste for COVID-19 variants

    The airport, working with the CDC and a biotech company, will be the first in the United States to regularly test plane sewage.

  6. Health & Medicine

    How researchers are working to fill the gaps in long COVID data

    Collaboration with patients and with researchers from many specialties is key to better understanding long COVID and managing its many symptoms.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Where are the long COVID clinics?

    For people with long COVID, finding a place to get appropriate medical care is a challenge.

  8. Climate

    How much does eating meat affect nations’ greenhouse gas emissions?

    How much meat eating affects worldwide greenhouse gas emissions comes clear in new country-by-country analyses.

  9. Health & Medicine

    What we learned about COVID-19 safety from a NYC anime convention

    November’s Anime NYC convention was not a COVID-19 superspreader event, which means there are lessons to be learned.

  10. Health & Medicine

    An anime convention in November was not an omicron superspreader event

    Vaccines, ventilation and other safety measures probably prevented the variant’s spread at Anime NYC, reports suggest.

  11. Health & Medicine

    COVID-19 testing in schools works. So why aren’t more doing it?

    School COVID-19 testing programs can keep kids in class and safe, but face challenges ranging from deciding on a testing strategy to parental buy-in.

  12. Health & Medicine

    What science tells us about reducing coronavirus spread from wind instruments

    Performers struggled to find evidence that would free them from musical lockdown, so they partnered with researchers to get some answers.