Journalism Grants

Funding For:

Tracking Coronavirus Test Accuracy




Grant Period:

Dec 02, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021



Summary of the Project:

This project will examine FDA adverse event reports and other evidence to identify shortcomings with how COVID-19 tests are being used, including problems with the tests’ accuracy and understanding the tests’ limitations.

About the Grantee:

With an award-winning newsroom, STAT is a media company focused on finding and telling compelling stories about health, medicine and scientific discovery. STAT produces daily news, investigative articles and narrative projects in addition to multimedia features.

Related Grantee Work

February 5, 2021

‘A waste of money’: The home Covid-19 test funded by the Biden administration is too costly and complex, critics say

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Author: Kathleen McLaughlin

January 26, 2021

Watch: Covid tests are complicated. A guide to understanding types and trade-offs

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Author: STAT Staff

December 7, 2021

Growing use of home Covid-19 tests leaves health agencies in the dark about unreported cases

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Author: Kathleen McLaughlin