I’m the former lead COVID-19 reporter for The Daily Beast. For more than a year, I had top epidemiologists on speed dial. I’ve tirelessly covered super-spreaders, hot spots, shaky reopenings, and how this insanity could eventually end. She previously covered crime, breaking news, and politics. She has one eye on Texas at all times. I’ve worked as a local crime reporter for the The Waco Tribune-Herald, fact-checked at a travel magazine and done freelance political reporting for The Texas Observer. I graduated from McGill University in Montreal. Read my work, follow me on twitter @oliviamesser, support my Patreon, or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.