Lindsey Theis - Newsy

Lindsey Theis

Health and Wellness Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Newsy in 2018 with a focus on health and science. During 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic became the health story that's demanded constant reporting, but Lindsey's also covered groundbreaking treatments, on the ground impacts of natural disasters like wildfires and floods, and problems and solutions related to various mental health topics.  She believes in telling stories that make the science aspect simple to communicate, and the health aspect focused on what matters to patients. Outside of news, Lindsey's a novice watercolor painter and comedy nerd; she performs and teaches improv comedy and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded. Lindsey is based in San Francisco, California. 

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A technician inspects filled vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the company's facility in Puurs, Belgium
Pfizer / APSci/Health

The Science Behind COVID Booster Shots

Duke UniversitySci/Health

What's The Holdup For Kids' Vaccines?

A person on a cell phone
NewsySci/Health

Mental Health Trends And Harmful Half-Truths

A student is tested for COVID-19 in the nurse's office
Charles Krupa / APSci/Health

How Might COVID End?

A syringe filled with a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Martin Mejia / APSci/Health

What Pfizer's COVID Vaccine Approval Means

Children walk into school.
NewsySci/Health

Children Under 12 Not Eligible For Vaccines

A medic from Israel's Magen David Adom emergency service prepares a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine
Tsafrir Abayov / APSci/Health

Why COVID Vaccine Boosters Now?

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Mary Altaffer / APSci/Health

CDC OKs Third COVID Shot For Some Immunocompromised Patients

Graphic of Delta variant's spread
NewsySci/Health

Is Herd Immunity Out Of Reach?

Jewel Ontiveros, 17, gets her first dose of an MRNA COVID-19 Vaccine.
NewsySci/Health

Community Clinics Work To Get Vaccine-Hesitant Students, Parents Shots

Bradley Portillo, 11, gets a rapid COVID test
NewsySci/Health

Schools hope rapid tests can catch covid outbreaks before they start

A proof of vaccination sign is posted at a bar in San Francisco.
AP Photo/Haven DaleySci/Health

Is Proof Of Vaccination Enough To Slow Delta Spread?

Students work in a classroom.
NewsySci/Health

Parents, Students Stress Over COVID As Back-To-School Season Nears

Daniel Richard in hospital
Daniel RichardU.S.

Some Vaccinated Americans Still Face Long-Haul COVID, Hospitalization

Face mask requirements are posted at the various entrances at the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium at Jackson State University.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. SolisSci/Health

Medical Lessons Learned So Far During The Pandemic

Healthcare workers tend to people in cars at a drive up vaccination center at City College of San Francisco.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, FileSci/Health

Expert: Unvaccinated Americans Should Assume They'll Get COVID

Kim Thacker the morning of her lung tumor surgery at the hospital and recovering at home the same day.
Kim ThackerSci/Health

How Same-Day Surgeries Reduce Cost And Possible COVID Spread

Two firefighter/EMT's try using VR goggles.
NewsySci/Health

Can VR Help Combat Racial Bias In Emergency Situations?

Masked children inside a classroom.
WTRVSci/Health

The Science: COVID-19, School Masking And The Delta Variant

ER doctor Nick Tsipis shows how virtual triage works.
NewsySci/Health

How COVID-19 Improved The ER For Patients

Three Covid-19 vaccines are approved in the U.S.
newsySci/Health

Experts: Fully Vaccinated Don't Need Another COVID Shot

A health care worker prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
NewsySci/Health

Can Covid Vaccines Help Long-Haulers Feel Better?

Dr. Marc Sala sits with Patrick Malia, who has had COVID long haul symptoms for more than 460 days.
NewsySci/Health

The Long-Haul COVID Fight: Inside A Comprehensive COVID Center

California Governor Gavin Newsom, center, celebrates after awarding $1.5 million checks to Vax for the Win lottery winners.
AP Photo/Ringo H.W. ChiuU.S.

Some Californians "Not Ready" As State Lifts Restrictions

Goat eat shrubs and brush to create a fire break in Hayward, California.
Lindsey Theis/NewsySci/Health

Using Goats To Prevent Wildfires

A temporary coronavirus testing centre in Bolton, England,  an area where the Covid delta variant was first detected.
Peter Byrne/PA via APSci/Health

More Dangerous Delta Variant Of COVID Now Spreading

A woman sleeping
StoryblocksU.S.

Breakthrough: Sleep's Impact On Our Mental Health

People wear protective masks during the coronavirus pandemic while boarding a bus.
AP Photo/Frank Franklin IISci/Health

What's The Risk Of Traveling Unmasked?

Juan Avellan, center, and others wear masks while working out in an indoor class at a Hit Fit SF gym.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, FileSci/Health

What's The Risk Of Going To The Gym Unmasked?

A shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APSci/Health

Will You Need A COVID-19 Booster Shot?