Arthur Allen

Arthur Allen

Arthur Allen, Senior Correspondent, writes about the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry as well as COVID-related topics. He joined KHN in April 2020 after six years at Politico, where he created edited, and wrote for the first health IT-focused news team. Previously, he was a freelance writer for publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, Lingua Franca magazine, The New Republic, Slate, and Salon. Earlier in his career, he worked for The Associated Press for 13 years, including stints as a correspondent based in El Salvador, Mexico and Germany. He is the author of the books “Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver,” “Ripe: The Search for the Perfect Tomato” and “The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl.”

FDA experts still puzzled over who should get which COVID shots and when

By: - January 27, 2023

At a meeting to simplify the nation’s COVID vaccination policy, the FDA’s panel of experts could agree on only one thing: Information is woefully lacking about how often different groups of Americans need to be vaccinated. That data gap has contributed to widespread skepticism, undervaccination and ultimately unnecessary deaths from COVID-19. The committee voted unanimously […]