Sharon Lerner is an investigative reporter for The Intercept, covering health and the environment. Her Intercept series, The Teflon Toxin, was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, and the Washington Post, among other publications, and has received awards from the Society for Environmental Journalists, the American Public Health Association, the Park Center for Independent Media, the Women and Politics Institute, and the Newswoman’s Club of New York.
The Coronavirus CrisisThe Trump Administration Is Waiving the Public’s Right to Affordable Coronavirus Treatments
Amid record unemployment, HHS is doling out more than $1 billion in coronavirus contracts that omit price-gouging safeguards.
Bad ChemistryScientists Pin Blame for Some Coronavirus Deaths on Air Pollution, PFAS, and Other Chemicals
Scientists say that low levels of industrial chemicals like PFAS, BPA, and phthalates are linked with conditions that make Covid-19 worse.
The Coronavirus Pandemic and Police Violence Have Reignited the Fight Against Toxic Racism
“Whether we can’t breathe because of toxic pollution or policing,” says Robert Bullard, “it’s the same systemic racism that is killing us.”
The Coronavirus Crisis“We Need Protein” — Coronavirus Pandemic Deepens New York’s Hunger Crisis
Across New York City, in neighborhoods that have been most devastated by the coronavirus, hunger is emerging as the primary concern.