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:
Friday, July 10, 2020
A tiny subset of children exposed to the coronavirus have later developed a strange new inflammatory syndrome. Most fully recover, yet doctors still want to track them for long-term health problems.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Health officials from New York City and Albany are both experiencing obstacles as they ramp up their contact tracing programs.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Around 30,000 people are getting tested for coronavirus each day in New York City at more than 300 different sites. And at many places, testing is less intrusive than ever before.
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
In a small number of children, the SARS2 coronavirus seems to trigger an auto-immune illness that could have long-term consequences. Doctors are monitoring them closely.
Monday, May 04, 2020
With costs for overtime, extra staffing and equipment ballooning and revenues from elective procedures shriveling, officials say a new federal aid package can't come soon enough.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Metro-area hospitals may be getting a little less crowded, but COVID-19 remains an overwhelming fact of life – and death. This is the story of one hospice doctor.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Many New Yorkers want a test to prove they had COVID-19, if they were never 100% sure or never got a lab test. But not everyone understands what antibodies say about immunity.
Friday, April 24, 2020
New York says more than 25,000 workers have come from outside to help in their hospitals. That's left leaders in other states worried they may not have the help they need when cases peak elsewhere.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
The survey comes with many caveats, starting with its small sample size and the kinds of donors tested. But provides a glimpse of how widespread the virus is.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Gov. Cuomo says New York City no longer needs the "Comfort," the US Navy's 1,000-bed floating hospital, because the COVID-19 outbreak is increasingly under control.
Monday, April 20, 2020
There are different tests and different populations that need to be tested depending on what the goal is. We clear up the confusion.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Hospital workers on the front lines in the New York metro area have been sounding the alarm about an insufficient supply of dialysis machines for patients with COVID-19-related kidney damage.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Fears about ventilator shortages have dominated headlines. But doctors in coronavirus hotspots are finding themselves scrambling for enough dialysis machines, to save patients with damaged kidneys.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
The novel coronavirus first and foremost affects the lungs. But as many as one-third of ICU patients need dialysis — even though they never had kidney problems before.
Monday, April 13, 2020
About 90,000 healthcare workers have volunteered to help New York – including about 25,000 from out of state – but vetting them and deploying them has been slow.
Friday, April 03, 2020
The USN Comfort has 1,000 beds and about 20 patients. The head of the state's coronavirus task force lashes into the federal government for refusing people with COVID-19.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
State health officials spent years drafting ethical guidelines, so everyone would be treated fairly, and doctors would be spared wrenching choices. But hospitals still mostly improvise.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Hospitals are growing more tense by the day as the influx of severe coronavirus cases puts pressure on doctors, nurses, orderlies -- everyone in the health care system.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
The Cuomo administration says masks and gowns and other gear for hospital workers are plentiful, but front-line nurses and others are still saying there are shortages.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York's two U.S. Senators are sparring over a proposed federal stimulus package that’s expected to pass Congress in the coming days.