Ian Hodgson - Data Reporter, Envitonment and Health

Data Reporter, Envitonment 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's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  2. A man is tested for COVID-19 at Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday.
  3. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  4. Jennifer Loyless, holds her daughter, Avery, 12, as she prepares to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile site in West Palm Beach on May 14.
  5. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  6. Early July 2021 saw a week-to-week growth rate that's the highest Florida has seen since the first wave of COVID-19 infections in June 2020, around when Daniela St. Gerard (above) was conducting COVID-19 tests in St. Petersburg.
  7. RN Corey Price prepares a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Greyound Spoke vaccination site at the Larry Sanders Sports Complex in Tampa.
  8. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  9. Tampa nurse Diallana Nicolas prepares a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine shot on May 18 at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s TGT vaccination site at 755 E Waters Ave. The site gave its last shot on May 25.
  10. Nurse practitioner Paula Joseph, of Tampa, draws a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on April 15.
  11. El enfermero Corey Price prepara una segunda dosis de la vacuna Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 para su administración en el sitio de vacunación Greyound Spoke de la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias en el Complejo Deportivo Larry Sanders en Tampa en abril .
  12. RN Corey Price prepares a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for administration on April 13 at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Greyound Spoke vaccination site at the Larry Sanders Sports Complex in Tampa.
  13. Steven Rossi cuts Rodney Sesler's hair at Rossi's Barbershop on U.S. 41 S in Gibsonton. Both live live in ZIP code 33534, where only 31 percent of the residents have received a coronavirus vaccine shot. Ross said he has not been vaccinated, and wasn't surprised to hear that Gibsonton is one of the least vaccinated areas in Hillsborough County. Rossi said he is a fundamentalist Christian and they're "on the fence about it." Sesler said he's see how the vaccine affects people before he gets it.
  14. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  15. With the map below, look up the coronavirus vaccination rate in your Florida ZIP code.
  16. An analysis of Florida's weekly coronavirus data is available on
  17. A healthcare worker prepares the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a Tampa clinic for the homeless set up Thursday by the Heart for the Homeless nonprofit.
  18. The Florida Department of Health no longer releases daily COVID-19 data. Instead, it is now releasing a weekly report every Friday, but has withheld some information that was publicly available before.
  19. Rob Asay, 53, and Amy Fetherston, 50, both of The Villages, walk past dozens of dead fish scattered along the beach at Honeymoon Island State Park on Wednesday in Dunedin. Contractors started removing dead fish while Red Tide continued moving north along the Pinellas coast, with concentrations being detected off Clearwater Beach and Honeymoon Island.
  20. Tell the Tampa Bay Times the reasons you're hesitant to receive a coronavirus vaccine in the form below.
  21. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  22. Marilyn Bell, 65 is a retired Pinellas school teacher who believes she contracted the coronavirus while volunteering for a children's enrichment program at a community rec center in St. Petersburg. She is seen here recovering at her home.
  23. A Sunstar Ambulance employee is seen after delivering a patient to emergency at Mease Countryside Hospital Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in Safety Harbor. Florida has seen a surge in reported coronavirus cases in July that have some experts concerned.