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Karen Weintraub is a health writer at USA Today. Before the pandemic, she spent a decade as a freelance health and science reporter, writing regularly for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Scientific American, among other outlets. Weintraub has taught journalism as an adjunct at Boston University, MIT, and the Harvard Extension School, and was an editor at The Boston Globe before spending an academic year as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. In March, MIT Press will publish a book on the history of Cambridge that she co-wrote with her husband.