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Max Filby of The Columbus Dispatch on Health Care Reporting During the Pandemic

On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, part of the WCBE Podcast Experience, host Dan Skinner talks with Max Filby, health and medicine reporter at The Columbus Dispatch. Topics include recent developments with vaccination supply and demand, a recent ebola scare, and lessons learned from the pandemic, both for reporting and for public health in Ohio.

Since joining the Dispatch in Fall 2019, Filby has covered the evolution of the pandemic, including Gov. DeWine’s press conferences and daily, ever-changing COVID dashboards. Before joining the Dispatch staff, Filby reported on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and higher education issues for the Dayton Daily News.

You can stay up to date with Filby’s work here and by following him on Twitter and Facebook. Have a question or news story for Filby? Email him here.


Read the Dispatch’s reporter spotlight on Filby here, and the March 2020 article Dan mentioned, “Ohioans recall moments when the reality of the COVID pandemic first hit them.” You can also read Filby's reporting (with Eric Lagatta) on the recent ebola scare discussed on the show, and while you're at it, you might want to revist the recent episode of Prognosis Ohioin which Dan talks with Rick Hodges, who was director of the Ohio Department of Health during the 2014 ebola scare in Ohio.


Hosted by Dan Skinner 

Produced by Dan Skinner with production and editorial support byClaire McGee

Subscribe to Prognosis Ohio on the show's website.




Dr. Dan Skinner is Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the Dublin, Ohio campus. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York. Skinner teaches and researches about, as well as advocates for increased access to health care, especially for underserved populations, as well as various aspects of social determinants that affect the health of communities, in Ohio and beyond.
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