ABOUT: Virus Update is a daily e-mail of news and analysis about the COVID-19 outbreak. Sign up here. It's written by Ben Waxman, a former award-winning journalist and senior government official. He can be reached at ben@waxmanphilly.com. 











Ben Waxman is the principal of ​A. Waxman & Company, LLC which provides strategic public relations services to government officials, labor unions, progressive non-profits, and businesses. Practice areas include all aspects of media relations, including crisis management, earned media, and op-ed placement. 

Most recently, Waxman worked as Director of Communications for Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. He also held senior communications roles in state government, labor unions, political campaigns, and progressive advocacy organizations. Waxman also worked as a reporter for WHYY and the Philadelphia Daily News, producing award-winning journalism about local government. 

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The name of the company is a nod to Ben Waxman's great-great-great grandfather, Abram Waxman. A Jewish immigrant, he founded a glass business in South Philadelphia called A. Waxman & Company back in 1899.