Arditi joins RIPR after more than three decades as a reporter, including 28 years at the ProJo, where she has covered a variety of beats, most recently health care. A native of New York City, she graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in government and has worked as a staff writer for The Center for Investigative Reporting in Washington, D.C. and as a reporter for the former Holyoke Transcript-Telegram in Massachusetts.
Rhode Island is one of the few states that from the start prioritized vaccinating communities with high infection rates. The strategy: to put out the fire where it's burning the hottest.
Hospitals have been hit hard in Rhode Island, which has one of the highest coronavirus rates per capita in the United States. A doctor on the front line describes a night in the emergency department.
Surging COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island mean the state might not have enough medical workers to treat all the people hospitalized.