Lindsey Theis

Lindsey Theis

Health and Wellness Reporter

Lindsey Theis (which rhymes with "peace") is an award-winning storyteller who joined Scripps News in 2018 with a focus on health and science. During 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic became the health story that's demanded constant reporting, but Lindsey's also covered groundbreaking treatments, on the ground impacts of natural disasters like wildfires and floods, and problems and solutions related to various mental health topics.  She believes in telling stories that make the science aspect simple to communicate, and the health aspect focused on what matters to patients. Outside of news, Lindsey's a novice watercolor painter and comedy nerd; she performs and teaches improv comedy and helps run a comedy nonprofit she co-founded. Lindsey is based in San Francisco, California. 

Recent Work
Noel Picinich picks up a COVID-19 test to administer to herself at a PCR and Rapid Antigen COVID-19 coronavirus test pop uP
Ted Shaffrey / APScience and Health

Concerns Over Omicron Variant As Cases Surge

Edward Williams, a resident at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, receives a COVID-19 booster shot in New York.
Seth Wenig / APScience and Health

Only Half Of Eligible Nursing Home Residents Have Gotten Booster

Pfizer experimental COVID-19 pill
Pfizer / APScience and Health

Pfizer Confirms COVID Pill's Results, Potency Against Omicron

A person getting a dose of a COVID shot at a vaccination clinic.
Matt Stone / The Boston Herald via APScience and Health

Closing In On Pfizer Boosters For All Adults

Ian Varys sits with his mom and dad on the couch.
NewsyScience and Health

Long-Haul COVID Effects On Kids Leave Families With Few Answers

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
Mary Altaffer / APScience and Health

Pfizer Seeks FDA Authorization For COVID-19 Boosters For All Adults

A woman working at a computer
NewsyScience and Health

Families Look For More Affordable Mental Health Treatment Options

A microsocpe image of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesScience and Health

The Science Of Antiviral Medications

CDC director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky
J. Scott Applewhite / APScience and Health

Fauci, Walensky Tackle Questions On COVID At Senate Hearing

A girl receives a COVID-19 vaccine
Noah Berger / APScience and Health

U.S. Children Ages 5 To 11 Now Receiving COVID Vaccines

Kindergarten students in masks in a classroom
Jae C. Hong / APScience and Health

COVID Vaccine OK'd For Younger Kids, But Many Parents Still Skeptical

A woman is injected with her second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
LM Otero / APScience and Health

FDA Approves Pfizer's COVID Vaccine For Children 5-11 Years Old

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium.
Pfizer via APScience and Health

COVID Booster Progress In The U.S.

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine
NewsyScience and Health

The Science Of Mixing COVID-19 Boosters

Colin Powell
Vincent Michel / APScience and Health

Experts: Powell's Age, Other Health Conditions Likely Impacted Death

The Women's March in Houston

Abortion Law Energizes Houston Women's March

Man looks at images on computer screen
Tyler Navas / NewsyScience and Health

New Breast Cancer Treatment Could Be A Game Changer

A technician inspects filled vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the company's facility in Puurs, Belgium
Pfizer / APScience and Health

The Science Behind COVID Booster Shots

Duke UniversityScience and Health

What's The Holdup For Kids' Vaccines?

A person on a cell phone
NewsyScience and Health

Mental Health Trends And Harmful Half-Truths

A student is tested for COVID-19 in the nurse's office
Charles Krupa / APScience and Health

How Might COVID End?

A syringe filled with a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Martin Mejia / APScience and Health

What Pfizer's COVID Vaccine Approval Means

Children walk into school.
NewsyScience and Health

Children Under 12 Not Eligible For Vaccines

A medic from Israel's Magen David Adom emergency service prepares a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine
Tsafrir Abayov / APScience and Health

Why COVID Vaccine Boosters Now?

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Mary Altaffer / APScience and Health

CDC OKs Third COVID Shot For Some Immunocompromised Patients

Graphic of Delta variant's spread
NewsyScience and Health

Is Herd Immunity Out Of Reach?

Jewel Ontiveros, 17, gets her first dose of an MRNA COVID-19 Vaccine.
NewsyScience and Health

Community Clinics Work To Get Vaccine-Hesitant Students, Parents Shots

Bradley Portillo, 11, gets a rapid COVID test
NewsyScience and Health

Schools hope rapid tests can catch covid outbreaks before they start

A proof of vaccination sign is posted at a bar in San Francisco.
AP Photo/Haven DaleyScience and Health

Is Proof Of Vaccination Enough To Slow Delta Spread?

Students work in a classroom.
NewsyScience and Health

Parents, Students Stress Over COVID As Back-To-School Season Nears