Fred Mogul has been covering healthcare and medicine for WNYC since 2002.
His beat has him talking to patients, healthcare providers, researchers and officials in hospitals, clinics, health agencies and labs across the region. Through a fellowship with NPR and Kaiser Health News, his stories frequently run nation-wide. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer and many other outlets.
His first work in radio was at WFCR in western Massachusetts during college, and he then worked as a staff reporter and free-lance writer for newspapers, magazines, and wire services. He also produced historical, public affairs and health documentaries and shows for public and cable television, before circling back to public radio at WHYY and WRTI in Philadelphia. Raised in Westchester County, he has also lived in Israel, Hong Kong, Washington, D.C., Kansas and Nebraska. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter, son and dog.
Read Fred's latest reporting on Gothamist.
Fred Mogul appears in the following:
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Compared to last spring, there's more clinical knowledge about how to treat COVID-19, and bigger stockpiles of protective equipment. But nurses worry about staffing shortages as patient numbers grow.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
New York City hospitals say they're better prepared for the growing number of COVID-19 cases than they were earlier this year, but some health care workers are worried.
Friday, November 20, 2020
COVID-related hospital admissions have tripled since September, and seasonal flu cases are also on the rise.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Until recently, the city's contact tracers could complete their call assignments each day—or at least try. But that was when there were hundreds of people to call, not thousands.
Monday, November 16, 2020
Conflicts over mask wearing and social distancing reach into many corners of the cultural scene—including the metro area's lively tango scene.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Mayor de Blasio said he'd reconsider how open city should remain, if it passed 550 cases a day. We're now around 1,000—but hospitalizations are surprisingly low.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Epidemiologists have a few theories for the relatively modest increase in hospitalizations.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
The number of COVID-19 cases in New York has been steadily climbing over the past months, but so far relatively few people have been ill enough to be hospitalized.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Voters rank controlling the pandemic toward the top of their priority list.
Friday, October 09, 2020
The number of people being hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased slightly in New York City—but at some hospitals the numbers are climbing more quickly.
Monday, October 05, 2020
Governor Cuomo says the NYPD hasn't done enough to break up large "super-spreader" gatherings in hot spot areas—so he's putting city police under state authority.
Thursday, October 01, 2020
City and state officials are investigating reports that healthcare providers in some COVID-19 hot spots aren't sharing test results with public health authorities.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
New York City was hit hard in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, and it appears it might be on the rise again — particularly in Orthodox Jewish communities.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Heavier exposures and higher rates of chronic illness are considered the main reasons people of color got more sick and died of COVID more often. Delaying care might also be a factor.
Friday, September 25, 2020
An increase in coronavirus cases in parts of Brooklyn and Queens could lead to new limits in gathering size, fines for not wearing masks, and closures of non-essential businesses.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
New York City has hired 250 out of 400 new school nurses the mayor pledged to hire before next Monday. But the new "contract nurses" differ significantly from traditional school nurses.
Friday, September 04, 2020
At the start of the summer, about 800 people a day tested positive for COVID-19 in New York City. Now that number is 135. How did the number get so low? Can it continue?
Thursday, September 03, 2020
New York is one of the most aggressive states in the country at encouraging people without symptoms of the virus to get tested. Is that what's making the percentage of positives so low?
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
People who get tested for COVID-19 in New York City are getting results more quickly — but health officials says the number of people seeking tests has leveled off.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
The city and state both offer online directories of testing sites, but neither tells you how quickly results are available.