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Sean Salai

Sean Salai

Sean Salai is the general assignment/culture reporter for The Washington Times. A former National desk intern and Metro clerk at The Washington Times, he also has served as a City Hall reporter at the Boca Raton News and as a special contributor at America Media. He can be reached at

Articles by Sean Salai

Registered nurses give postmortem care to a deceased COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

COVID-19 burnout prompts exodus of nurses from workforce

More than 100,000 registered nurses have quit during the past two years due to COVID-related burnout, and one-fifth of the rest plan to leave by 2027, according to an industry survey released Thursday. Published April 13, 2023

LSU's Angel Reese during an NCAA Women's Final Four semifinals basketball game against Virginia Tech Friday, March 31, 2023, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

LSU’s Reese spurns first lady’s apology

The most outstanding player of the NCAA women's basketball tournament has doubled down on her refusal to visit the White House after first lady Jill Biden suggested the losing team from Sunday's championship game also come. Published April 5, 2023

Singer AAzusa "SHESHE" Dance performs at the Union Square subway station, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in New York. It's becoming clearer that New York City's recovery from the pandemic will be drawn out and that some aspects of the city's economic ecosystem could be changed for good. More workers returned to their offices as the summer ended. But those limited numbers mean continued hardship for New Yorkers whose jobs are built around the commuting class. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) ** FILE **

Adults feeling less lonely as COVID fades: Gallup

The percentage of adults describing themselves as feeling "significant loneliness" has declined steadily since 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic has faded, Gallup reported Tuesday. Published April 4, 2023