Dan Diamond

Washington, D.C.

National reporter investigating health politics and policy

Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA in history

Dan Diamond is a national health reporter for The Washington Post, focused on accountability, federal agencies and the coronavirus pandemic. He joined The Post in 2021 after covering the Trump administration for Politico, where he won a George Polk award for investigating political interference in the pandemic response. His investigations into a range of topics, including Trump officials' use of taxpayer-funded charter jets, not-for-profit hospitals' spending and how Congress stripped Pacific Islanders of their health coverage, have also been honored with several journalism awards.
Latest from Dan Diamond

Limited monkeypox vaccine supply would be stretched under FDA plan

Biden administration officials announce a new strategy to split monkeypox vaccine doses in hopes of vaccinating up to five times as many people.

August 9, 2022

Children potentially exposed to monkeypox at Illinois day care, officials say

A person who works at a day care in Illinois has tested positive for monkeypox, potentially exposing children to the virus, state officials announced Friday.

August 5, 2022

Monkeypox is ‘a public health emergency,’ U.S. health secretary declares

The move comes as officials scramble to boost access to monkeypox treatments and vaccines amid rising case counts.

August 4, 2022

White House names FEMA’s Fenton as monkeypox coordinator

The White House named Robert J. Fenton Jr., along with Demetre Daskalakis as deputy, to lead the nation’s monkeypox response amid a surging epidemic.

August 2, 2022

‘Not enough shots’: U.S. faces ‘vaccine cliff’ on monkeypox

As many as 1 million high-risk men may be unable to get two Jynneos doses for months.

July 30, 2022

FDA accelerates booster campaign to September, emphasizes new formula

A new, reformulated vaccine designed to provide stronger protection against the omicron subvariants sweeping the country will be available.

July 29, 2022

New WHO monkeypox advice urges men who have sex with men to limit partners

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged men who have sex with men to reconsider sex with new partners for now, amid a monkeypox outbreak.

July 28, 2022

U.S. may need $7 billion for monkeypox, Biden administration estimates

The Biden administration also called for as much as $31.4 billion in new funds to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

July 26, 2022

The race to contain monkeypox

The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency over the weekend — leading to debate within the White House over whether the United States should do the same as case numbers continue to climb.

July 26, 2022

Biden administration weighs declaring monkeypox a health emergency

It also plans to name a national monkeypox coordinator.

July 25, 2022