Meet the Team

Lindsey Theis

Science and Health Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Newsy as a health and wellness reporter. She came to Newsy after working at WGN and CNN. Most recently, she was a local TV anchor and reporter in Omaha, Nebraska. There, Lindsey covered everything from the 2014 Ebola epidemic to goat yoga. Outside of news, Lindsey's a theater and comedy nerd and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded, Big Canvas improv.

  Recent Work

Long-Term Ventilator Use For COVID-19 Can Be Damaging

The CDC recently issued new guidelines saying people who smoke and vape are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 complications.

CDC Says Smoking, Vaping Increase Hospitalization Risk For COVID-19

Plasma and blood are separated in a test tube.
U.S. Air ForceSci/Health

How Reliable Are COVID-19 Antibody Tests?

Research for new drugs must go through many steps and FDA approvals before widespread use.

How Clinical Trials For Potential Coronavirus Treatments Work

Illustration of the coronavirus

Here's What Happens To Your Immune System If You Get The Coronavirus

Researcher works inside a lab at Colorado State University to fight COVID-19.
Colorado State UniversityU.S.

Colorado Lab Working On Vaccine, Disinfectant Against COVID-19

Child wearing mask

How COVID-19 Stress And Social Distancing Impacts Kids' Mental Health

Ventilators can range from five to fifty thousand dollars.
Ventec Life SystemsU.S.

Why U.S. Hospitals Don't Have Enough Respirators and Ventilators

Chloroquine is in strained supply.
Joegoauk Goa/CC 2.0U.S.

Doctors Say Self-Medicating With Chloroquine Can Be Dangerous

Screening measures and temperature checks are just some changes at hospitals nationwide.
Dave Franco / NewsyU.S.

What Hospitals Are Doing To Protect All Patients As COVID-19 Spreads

Doctor performs ultrasound

Little Known On How COVID-19 Impacts Pregnant Women, Babies

A person donates blood.
The American Red CrossSci/Health

Coronavirus Causing Looming Blood Shortages

A lab worker tests samples

Why Is It So Tough To Get A COVID-19 Test In The U.S.?

Carl Goldman talks to Newsy about his Covid19 symptoms.
Carl GoldmanU.S.

What It's Like To Have COVID-19, From Patient Who's Had It For A Month

Medical staff inside a biocontainment unit
Nebraska MedicineU.S.

Inside The Biocontainment Units Caring For Coronavirus Patients

Ambulance worker with protective mask
AP Photo / Elaine ThompsonU.S.

Hospitals Brace For More Coronavirus Cases

Shoppers visit a Costco Wholesale in Tigard, Ore., after reports of Oregon's first case of coronavirus was announced.
AP Photo / Gillian FlaccusU.S.

What Drives Fears Of A Coronavirus Pandemic?

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn.
Susan Walsh / APU.S.

FDA Announces Coronavirus-Related Drug Shortage

America's drug supply relies on overseas factories for many APIs, or active pharmaceutical ingredients, used in medications.

How Coronavirus Could Slow Down The U.S. Drug Supply

Paramedics in Hong Kong, China.
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Containing Coronavirus Could Affect The Availability Of Other Drugs

Wine pours into a glass.

Why Are More Women Dying From Alcohol Use?

Medical staff sterilize the main building of Jinyintan Hospital on January 22, 2020 in Wuhan, China.

New Research Shows COVID19 Spreads Easily In Hospitals

President Donald Trump.
Getty ImagesU.S.

As Coronavirus Spreads, Trump Proposes Public Health Funding Cuts

Remdesivir and Chloroquine are two drugs that could help the coronavirus fight
Gilead SciencesWorld

Doctors Are Hopeful A Mix Of Old And New Drugs Could Treat Coronavirus

Travelers arrive to LAX wearing medical masks for protection against coronavirus on February 2nd.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Americans Evacuating From China Enter 2 Week Quarantine

People wear surgical masks in Hong Kong.
Getty ImagesWorld

Are Your Fears And Anxieties About Coronavirus Normal?

National Institutes of Health and CDC scientists are among those researching possible treatments for the novel coronavirus.
National Institutes of HealthWorld

Possible Coronavirus Treatments Include Cloned Antibodies, Vaccines

A coronavirus patient is transferred by an ambulance in Hong Kong.
Getty ImagesWorld

The U.S. Still Isn't Sure How Coronavirus Spreads

Doctors perform brain surgery on a patient with severe OCD.

Inside A Risky, Rare Brain Surgery For OCD

An airport officer walks past international travelers arriving to Los Angeles International Airport during health screenings.
Getty ImagesWorld

Wuhan, China Shuts Down As WHO Weighs A Coronavirus Health Emergency