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Ian Hodgson - Data Reporter, Environment and Health

Data Reporter, Environment and Health

My title is "data reporter" but my job is to tell stories. I cover health and the environment, two topics that go hand-in-hand now more than ever. I'm a math nerd, a PhD dropout and before joining the Times I worked in economics and finance. I've lived in Vancouver, Chicago and New York, so I'm ready to never go through another cold winter. When I'm not reporting you can find me watching the Cubbies or struggling through on the NYT crossword. Let's grab a coffee and talk about story ideas.

  1. Florida administered 92,953 first and second doses of vaccine in the past week. In this photo, a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared last year. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
  2. The state reported 289,204 COVID-19 cases from Jan. 14-20 in the weekly report released Friday.
  3. Kira Gentner, 26, from St. Petersburg, is tested for COVID-19 at the drive-thru testing site in the parking lot at Tropicana Field on Thursday.
  4. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  5. Workers register and test patients on Monday at the public drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Hillsborough Community College’s Brandon campus.
  6. Florida representó una de cada 10 infecciones en los EE. UU. la semana pasada y tuvo la séptima tasa más alta de infección per cápita, según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades.
  7. La gente hace fila para entrar al sitio de prueba de Covid en Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave, el viernes 7 de enero de 2022 en Tampa. El estado viene observando un número récord de infecciones de Covid principalmente debido a la ola actual de la variante Omicron. Los sitios de prueba también han visto un repunte.
  8. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  9. People line up Friday to get tested for COVID-19 at the public testing site at Al Lopez Park in Tampa. The state averaged nearly 57,000 COVID-19 infections a day from Dec. 31 to Thursday, according to the weekly report released Friday. The omicron variant is driving the highest weekly infection rate thus far during the 22-month pandemic.
  10. Patients enter the downtown Jacksonville Main Library Tuesday morning as the doors open at a site for free Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatments.
  11. Registered nurse Nvard Termendzhyan pauses for a moment while helping Linda Calderon, a 71-year-old COVID-19 patient, sit up on her bed at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles. COVID daily hospital admissions rose in Florida by 290 percent over the past two weeks.
  12. After listening to a phone call informing a family their loved-one died of COVID-19, and learning that two incoming patients will need to be put on respirators, Jennifer Tellone, an assistant nurse manager at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, takes a moment to gather herself on Aug. 25.
  13. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  14. Masked and unmasked shoppers enter a Best Buy store as it opens Nov. 26 for Black Friday sales in Fort Lauderdale.
  15. Abbott Laboratories makes the BinaxNOW, an at-home-rapid-COVID test. Home testing will help you stay safe this holiday season, especially if you've been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  16. Dorah Cerisene, 9, gets tested for COVID-19 on Aug. 31 in North Miami.
  17. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  18. Amare Nixon, 10, and his sister Jasmine, 8, wait with their grandmother Glyne Holder, to get their covid vaccine at the Orange City office of the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County on Dec. 3. Florida is seeing yet another surge of COVID cases.
  19. Technician Maya Goode performs a COVID-19 test on Jessica Sanchez outside Asthenis Pharmacy in Providence, R.I., on Dec. 7. Health experts are debating what the proper definition of "fully vaccinated" should be because it depends on when people got the vaccine and whether they got their booster. The rapidly spreading omicron variant will also challenge how protected people think they are against the latest variant.
  20. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  21. Mha’siyah Blake, 12, receives a COVID-19 vaccine administered by first-year University of South Florida physician’s assistant student Caroline Cubero during a July 31 clinic at Tampa's Middleton High School. His father Tshambe Blake, 44, watches his son get vaccinated. “I let him know it’s important for him so that way he protects himself and others,” he said. Now children ages 5 to 11 are eligible to receive kid-sized doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
  22. A vaccination sticker seen while the residents and staff at the Toby & Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences in Boca Raton received their Pfizer booster shots in September.
  23. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, left, addresses an audience during a Tuesday news conference in Oldsmar as state Rep. Chris Latvala, in background on right, looks on at R E Olds Park, 107 Shore Dr. W.