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J.D. Allen

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's afternoon news editor. Formally WAMC’s Berkshire bureau chief, he has reported for public radio stations, including bylines with WSHU, WNYC, WBUR, WNPR and NPR. J.D. has reported on healthcare and small businesses for "Long Island Business News" and real estate and land-use for The Press News Group newspapers. He also hosted, produced and engineered award-winning programs at WUSB Stony Brook. An avid fencer in his free time, J.D. holds a B.A. in journalism and sociology from Stony Brook University and an M.S. in communications from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

Connecticut Hospitals Went Into Overdrive To Prepare For COVID-19

May 1, 2020

Hospitals in Connecticut have collaborated on a level not seen in generations in order to fight COVID-19. They built more than enough hospital beds to prepare for the worst case scenario. 

Researchers in Connecticut and on Long Island are among the brainpower working overtime to produce a vaccine for the coronavirus. Those vaccines could be months – if not, years – away.