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Lindsey Theis

Health and Wellness Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Newsy as a health and wellness reporter in 2018. She came to Newsy after working at WGN and CNN. Most recently, she was a local TV anchor and reporter in Omaha, Nebraska. There, Lindsey covered everything from the 2014 Ebola epidemic to goat yoga. Her dream story would be doing a workout with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her favorite part about reporting is being able to give a platform for patients to share their stories and voices. Outside of news, Lindsey's a theater and comedy nerd; she performs and teaches improv comedy and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded, Big Canvas improv.

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Dr. Elizabeth Clayborne in the ER.
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Nurse prepares to administer a Moderna COVID vaccine
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Hospital staff prepares doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
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Teamwork Prevails In Mass COVID-19 Vaccinations At Hospitals

Nurse receives vaccine
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Hospitals Decide Which Health Care Workers Get First COVID-19 Vaccines

A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
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British man receives COVID vaccine
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Health care workers inside a COVID-19 ICU unit at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago.
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A donation box.

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A small party.

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A shot is prepped that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna.
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Volunteers sort clothing.

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