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Shen Wu Tan

Shen  Wu Tan

Shen Wu Tan is a general assignment reporter, with a focus on health news, at The Washington Times. She formerly worked as a reporter at the Altoona Mirror in central Pennsylvania and received a journalism degree from Northwestern University. For three months, she worked as a reporting intern for the Weekend Argus in Cape Town, South Africa. Shen can be reached at

Articles by Shen Wu Tan

Bike shops have seen a major boom in demand for repair services as bicycling became a popular, socially distanced activity during the lockdown. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Some businesses get unexpected boost during pandemic

Some businesses -- from bike shops to furniture stores to fitness companies -- have gotten an unexpected boost amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered or slowed many enterprises across the country. Published January 14, 2021

Simona Faidiga makes sure Maggie, her dog, stays in position for a picture in front of a sign that reads "Move On 2020!" In Times Square, New York, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. While there will be a ball drop in Times Square on New Year's Eve, it will be primarily for TV cameras as the usual tightly packed crowds of revelers will not be permitted due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

SMART tips for crafting better New Year's resolutions

After a year filled with the pandemic, social unrest, divisive politics and the pandemic (did we mention that one?), how do you make New Year's resolutions that will ease anxiety over keeping them? Published December 30, 2020

A nurse administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy's Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. U.K. health authorities rolled out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain momentum as more serums win approval. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

Pregnant, breastfeeding women in UK can receive vaccine

Pregnant and breastfeeding women can receive the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in the United Kingdom, the country's health agency announced Wednesday as part of an updated clinical guidance. Published December 30, 2020

Forecasters are warning that a powerful storm on Thursday could affect the eastern region of the U.S. The storm is likely to bring snow, rain and strong wind gusts. The widespread rain coupled with the nor'easter last week could lead to rapid snowmelt, adding to flooding concerns. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

East Coast to get snow, heavy rain, strong winds for Christmas

Forecasters on Thursday warned of a powerful storm that will affect the eastern region of the U.S. into the Christmas holiday, bringing snow, heavy rainfall and strong wind gusts, along with severe thunderstorms in the South. Published December 24, 2020