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What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For?

Skimm This - April 29, 2021 - 29:42

First up: President Biden’s been in office for 100 days. And while he's giving himself an A for effort, we’ll break down his real report card with what he has – and hasn’t – accomplished so far. ICYMI: We’ve got the latest on the 2020 Census data, the arrival of some pesky friends, and the drama between Facebook and Apple (pssst: you may have a front row seat). Next: India is facing a COVID-19 crisis. We’ll explain what’s going on, and what the rest of the world is doing to help. Later: The U.S. still hasn’t reached herd immunity. One reason? Vaccine hesitancy. We spoke to an expert to ask: how bad is this problem and how are public health agencies trying to change minds? Finally: Do the words “bedtime procrastination” resonate with you? We’ll break down the concept, and hopefully, help you catch some zzz’s. PS: Those links we told you about in our sleep segment? Check out Dr. Sirois’s research here Here’s the OG “revenge bedtime procrastination” article And here’s our guide to help you sleep smarter On this episode, you’ll hear from: Dr. Lavanya Vasudevan, assistant professor of family Medicine and community health, Duke University Global Health Institute Dr. Fuschia Sirois, researcher on health and human psychology, University of Sheffield Carly M., theSkimm’s health writer Want more Skimm? Sign up for our free daily newsletter Email us your questions about what’s going on in the news right now Subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts Skimm'd by Alex Carr and Luke Vargas. With additional support from Ciara Long and Peter Bonaventure. theSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear.

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