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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
A man gets a flu shot.
Newsy/Dave FrancoSci/Health

Can You Get A Flu Shot and COVID-19 Vaccine (Once One Is Approved)?

A man arrives at Starr County Memorial Hospital in Rio Grande City, Texas.
AP Photo/Eric Gay, FileSci/Health

Doctors Warn About Challenges Ahead Of A 'Twindemic'

Inside a hospital.

Thoughts Of Suicide Up During COVID-19 Pandemic

Heavy smoke from wildfires envelops the Willamette Bridge and downtown Portland, Oregon.
Don Ryan via APSci/Health

Which COVID-19 Mask Works For Wildfire Smoke?

Miguel and Tamie Rivera both are recovering from COVID-19.

Married Couple Recovering After ICU Stays For COVID-19

Cut-out fans sit in the stands during an NFL game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Chargers.
AP Photo/Emilee ChinnSci/Health

NFL Fans Weigh COVID-19 Risks

A volunteer receives a trial COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford in Britain and AstraZeneca.
Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via APSci/Health

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 Vaccine On Hold After Sickness

A July 4th parade in Rhode Island. Newsy analysis found new COVID-19 cases surged nationally the weeks following the 4th.
AP Photo/David GoldmanSci/Health

Doctors Expect COVID-19 Surge From Labor Day Gatherings

Smoke drifts from fires in Santa Fe National Forest near Santa Fe, N.M.
AP Photo/Cedar AttanasioSci/Health

Wildfires Worse For COVID-19, Asthma and Allergies

Volunteer Melissa Harting, gets an injection of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate as part of a phase 3 trial.
AP Photo/Hans PenninkSci/Health

FDA Will Consider OK'ing COVID-19 Vaccine Before End Of Phase 3 Trials

A patient receives an influenza vaccine.
AP Photo/LM OteroSci/Health

The Two-Virus Dilemma: COVID-19 And The Flu

Beth Moore, a patient at the neuro COVID-19 clinic at Northwestern Medicine gets an MRI.
Northwestern MedicineSci/Health

Patients Suffering 'COVID Brain' Experience Forgetfulness, Strokes

This microscope image from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles.
NIAID/National Institutes of Health via APSci/Health

First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 Reinfection

A teacher in a classroom.

What's The Risk For A Substitute Teacher?

Patient inhales treatment
Massachusetts General HospitalSci/Health

Doctors Are Looking At Inhaled Nitric Oxide Gas As COVID-19 Treatment

A school hallway.

What's The Risk Of Changing Classes?

Documents that U.S. health officials have released  states reopen from coronavirus shutdowns photographed on Thursday, May 1
AP Photo/Jon ElswickSci/Health

Study: States And CDC Online Info About COVID-19 Is Too Complicated

A babysitter.

How Risky Is A Babysitter?

A carpool.

How Risky Is A School Carpool?

Several swings on a playground.

How Risky Is A School Playground?

A group sitting outside.

How Risky Are After-School Activities?

A Duke University scientist running a test on the efficacy of masks.
Duke HealthSci/Health

Which Face Masks Work Best?

A group sharing pencils, paper, and classroom materials.

What's The Risk Of Shared Classroom Materials?

Mendy McNulty swabs the nose of her son, Andrew, 7, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in their home in Mount Juliet, Tenn.
AP Photo/Mark HumphreySci/Health

DIY COVID-19 Study on 2,000 Families Underway

Children on a field trip.

What's The Risk Of A School Field Trip?

Children boarding a school bus.

What's The Risk Of Riding The School Bus?

An empty classroom.

What's The Risk Of School Lunch In A Classroom?

COVID 19 vaccine prepared to administer to a volunteer at a clinic in London.
Kirsty Wigglesworth / APSci/Health

Health Expert Warns Vaccine Race Can't Trade Safety For Speed

Mayra Ramirez and Brian Kuhns are both recovering from double lung transplants after COVID-19 complications.
Northwestern MedicineSci/Health

Patients Share Stories Of Double Lung Transplant After COVID-19

Someone gets an experimental coronavirus vaccine.
University of Oxford via APSci/Health

How Do Vaccine Trials Get Their Volunteer Testers?