Rebecca Ostriker

Rebecca Ostriker is a news reporter for the Globe. She was the Globe’s Arts Editor for nine years, during which she won a New York Times Co. Punch Award and two arts critics won Pulitzer prizes. She also edited page 1 stories for the Monday paper. A Harvard grad, she previously worked as an Assistant Arts Editor and as a copyeditor in the Globe’s Living/Arts and Sports departments.

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For the first time, state divulges death toll by nursing home, and more than 80 have 20 or more COVID-19 deaths

By and , Globe Staff

Wednesday’s disclosure had multiple gaps, suggesting the number of deaths in senior care may be significantly higher than state health officials are reporting.

Unlike much of the country, in Massachusetts more women than men are dying of coronavirus

By , Globe Staff

Experts say behavior, biology, and societal factors may all play a part in sex disparities in COVID-19 deaths. But an important key may be found in nursing homes.

After confusion from federal government, Mass. and hospital officials agree to share donations of coronavirus treatment remdesivir

By , Globe Staff

The collaboration comes after questions were raised about the federal government’s puzzling process for distributing the drug.

Massachusetts researchers are on front lines of coronavirus antibody testing

By , Globe Staff

Antibody testing, also known as serology testing, can reveal if someone was infected in the past, even if they recovered or never felt significant symptoms. Such tests could be key in plans for the Commonwealth to safely, fully reopen.