Amy Maxmen

Amy Maxmen

Amy Maxmen is an award-winning science writer who covers medicine, science policy and of the people behind research. Her stories appear in Nature, Wired, National Geographic and The New York Times, among other outlets. She’s currently an Edward R. Murrow press fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She won the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting in 2021 for her body of work covering COVID-19 and other diseases.

A new COVID-19 booster is here. Will those at greatest risk get it?

By: - September 18, 2023

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends new COVID-19 booster vaccines for all — but many who need them most won’t get them. About 75% of people in the United States appear to have skipped last year’s bivalent booster, and nothing suggests uptake will be better this time around. “Urging people to get boosters […]