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Zoë Read/WHYY

Zoë Read is a Delaware reporter for WHYY News.
She received her Bachelor’s in English from the University of Delaware in 2011. While at the university, Read was the managing editor for the features section for the student newspaper, The Review.
She received her Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University in 2012. While at the university, Read wrote a 6,000 word thesis on HIV/AIDS in Harlem. An excerpt of the piece was later published on
Read most recently worked for the Capital newspaper in Annapolis, where she covered Anne Arundel County news. While at the paper, she won awards from the MDDC Association for her work in arts & culture, health, environmental and public service journalism.
Read’s freelance work also has been featured in the Kansas City Star, the Detroit News and the online version of The Atlantic.

Latest by Zoë Read/WHYY

Kids under 5 could get the COVID-19 vaccine at the end of June. Here’s what you need to know

The wait for a COVID-19 vaccine has been long for the parents of infants and toddlers. But they likely won’t have to wait much longer.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Battle continues over vaccination powers for Pa. pharmacies

Pennsylvania pharmacists and doctors are still at loggerheads over two bills that would allow pharmacies to continue administering pediatric vaccinations.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Governor Wolf invests $1.7 million in Berks County baby formula manufacturer

“Every bit helps, and this really helps and in a very timely way.”

By Zoë Read/WHYY and Anthony Orozco

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania urge approval of rape kit tracking system legislation

Thirty states and Washington, D.C. have either implemented or are in the process of implementing sexual assault kit tracking systems.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Do you need a second COVID booster? ‘It depends,’ Penn Medicine experts say

In a study published earlier this month, Penn researchers found that just two doses of an mRNA vaccine generates significant antibodies, which act like a shield against viruses.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Scientists are tracking the link between pollution, climate change, and rising mercury levels in fish

Though mercury levels in water are declining scientists are now discovering that climate change might increase methylmercury levels in fish.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

How advances in heart imaging can help improve diagnoses

Nuclear imaging has significantly improved the accuracy of stress tests, though there can be errors due to body shape, which can cause abnormalities on the scan and incorrectly suggest the presence of disease.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

How the way we eliminate toxic PFAS from water also takes an environmental toll

Protecting people’s health has a consequence: The technology most effective at removing PFAS contributes to the carbon footprint.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

How do we get to the pandemic’s ‘next normal’?

COVID-19 still has not disappeared, and it seems more and more likely we will have to develop ideas for living with the virus.

By Zoë Read/WHYY