Anna Maria Barry-Jester

Anna Maria Barry-Jester

Anna Maria Barry-Jester, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, is based in California and specializes in public health. She was previously a reporter with FiveThirtyEight, Univision, and ABC News.

Conservative blocs unleash litigation to curb public health powers

By: and - July 19, 2022

Through a wave of pandemic-related litigation, a trio of small but mighty conservative legal blocs has rolled back public health authority at the local, state and federal levels, recasting America’s future battles against infectious diseases. Galvanized by what they’ve characterized as an overreach of COVID-19-related health orders issued amid the pandemic, lawyers from the three […]