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FiveThirtyEight on the Novel Coronavirus
FiveThirtyEight's COVID-19 podcast is laser-focused on evidence. What do we know about the novel coronavirus, and what do we know we don't know? COVID-19 has pushed Americans into more uncertain territory than most have ever known. Our podcast helps listeners understand what they can be certain about, and what is still unknown. We investigate coronavirus mysteries, debate when it's safe to reopen the economy and keep track of the latest scientific developments on vaccines and treatments. We do it all with FiveThirtyEight's trademark blend of transparency and rigor.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.3 stars from 343 ratings
A lot of the questions asked were nit actually answered but the moderator would make statements that didn’t actually reflect the answers by provided by the expert. The reality is the vaccines are experimental and new. Interesting technology but lots of data free hand waving,
Nance Schultz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/21
This podcast is fine but feels a bit phoned in. I like FiveThirtyEight for its analytical and sometimes contrarian (but always data-backed) takes. This podcast doesn’t have that feel. Instead, the episodes often cover covid topics that you can read in any mainstream newspaper.
techbiker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/21
Wow—so irresponsible
I can’t believe you are coming out against AZ—supposedly you are claiming to have a data-driven approach, but your comments are completely opinion-based, not looking at the data. You aren’t even stating correctly what the European Health board said. I think you are being very flip and...Read full review »
MrsB2Bomber via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/21
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