I am Shaun Lintern, Health Correspondent at The Independent, and I am here to answer all your questions about the coronavirus pandemic. AMA
I am Shaun Lintern, Health Correspondent at The Independent – one of the top online publications in the UK and the US. I was honoured with the Health Journalist of the Year award at this year’s National Press Awards, in part because of my scoop on the largest maternity scandal in the history of the NHS in Britain – which had been affecting women and children for nearly 40 years.
Obviously, 2020 has largely been about covering coronavirus. This has included covering daily news events as they’ve happened, as well as analysis and longer features. Recently I have been looking at whether the UK really is on the brink of a second wave of the pandemic, as well as how well prepared our hospitals are to cope with this coming winter.
In this Reddit AMA, I hope to answer your questions about coronavirus, how the pandemic is being handled around the world, and the potential for a vaccine.