What A Day

COVID By The Numbers

COVID By The Numbers

What A Day - December 11, 2020 - 27:12

The FDA’s advisory panel voted to approve emergency authorization of the Pfizer-BionNTech coronavirus vaccine. Once it’s authorized, which could be any day now, an initial shipment of about 6.4 million doses is expected to be sent across the country. The state of the pandemic in the United States is extremely dire, with this week bringing a new record in single day fatalities, and a record number of people hospitalized across the country. One of the main sources of reliable data throughout the pandemic has been the Covid Tracking Project. We spoke to Alexis Madrigal, one of its co-founders, about the current numbers, how we measure where we’re at, and where we go from here.Plus, we’re joined by writer and comedian Tien Tran for headlines: Amazon’s new invasive fitness tracker, MPD defunds the police, and a DMT study in England.Show Links:https://covidtracking.com/https://www.theatlantic.com/author/alexis-madrigal/ Listen to Tien Tran on Hysteria and find her on Instagram:https://crooked.com/podcast-series/hysteria/https://www.instagram.com/hanktina/?hl=en

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