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Rachana Pradhan

Rachana Pradhan

Rachana Pradhan reports on a broad array of national health policy decisions and their effect on everyday Americans. She came to KHN from Politico, where for five years she covered health care policy and politics on national and state levels. She graduated from James Madison University.

What Missouri learned the hard way about rapid COVID testing in schools

By: - August 26, 2021

This story was originally published by Kaiser Health News. Early in the tumultuous 2020-21 school year, Missouri officials made a big gamble: set aside roughly 1 million rapid COVID tests for the state’s K-12 schools in hopes of quickly identifying sick students or staff members. The Trump administration had spent $760 million to procure 150 […]

Stark racial disparities persist in vaccinations, state-level CDC data shows

By: , and - May 20, 2021

This story was originally published by Kaiser Health News. Black Americans’ COVID-19 vaccination rates are still lagging months into the nation’s campaign, while Hispanics are closing the gap and Native Americans show the highest rates overall, according to federal data obtained by KHN. The data, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in […]