Episodes
He's the nation's top health official. But he's rarely the one giving orders. POLITICO's Adam Cancryn reports.
Published 09/23/21
Earlier this summer, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was a vocal proponent of vaccinations. Now, he's fighting mandates and edging closer to anti-vaxxers. POLITICO's Gary Fineout tells Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel what's behind the shift.
Published 09/16/21
Covid wrecked the economy and sent unemployment skyrocketing. But poverty went down, and the percentage of households facing food insecurity remained stagnant. POLITICO's Helena Bottemiller Evich explains how ambitious spending plans gave some Americans a lifeline.
Published 09/09/21
The limited data we have shows that immunity among vaccinated people is waning. But how much and when is another story. POLITICO's Sarah Owermohle reports.
Published 09/02/21
Hospitals are once again experiencing a dangerous shortage of medical workers as Delta cases surge across the country, POLITICO's Alice Miranda Ollstein reports.
Published 08/26/21
POLITICO's Erin Banco breaks down a six-month investigation into America's failure to identify Covid hotspots quickly enough to prevent outbreaks.
Published 08/19/21
Nearly 1,600 kids with Covid-19 were hospitalized last week — a new seven-day record and a 27 percent increase from the week before. POLITICO's Dan Goldberg tells Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel what's behind the surge.
Published 08/12/21
There’s been a lot of misinformation about the Delta variant and vaccinations in recent days. So POLITICO Pulse’s Sarah Owermohle joins Dispatch’s Jeremy Siegel to cut through the noise and break down the data. Plus, some welcome news about full approval for Pfizer.
Published 08/05/21
POLITICO’s Erin Banco breaks down everything we know — and don’t — about the CDC’s new mask guidance.
Published 07/29/21
The economy is recovering, but millions are still out of jobs. POLITICO's Katherine Landergan spoke to a panel of experts about how to get Americans back to work.
Published 07/22/21
The Tokyo Olympics will take place under a state of emergency with no spectators. POLITICO's Ryan Heath talks with Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about why Covid could still be a problem.
Published 07/15/21
After falling short of its July Fourth goal, the White House is now turning to a hyper-local strategy. But as POLITICO's Natasha Korecki reports, progress is slow.
Published 07/08/21
The bad news: It’s more transmissible. The good news: Vaccines seem to work on it. POLITICO's David Lim talks with Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about how much of a problem the Delta variant could be.
Published 07/01/21
The Fourth of July. That was the date Biden wanted 70 percent of the country vaccinated by. But that doesn't look like it's going to happen. POLITICO's Adam Cancryn talks with Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about why.
Published 06/24/21
The partisan divide over the country's pandemic response has reinvigorated the anti-vaccine movement nationwide. POLITICO's Lauren Gardner tells Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about new state laws that are amplifying the issue.
Published 06/16/21
Leaders of some of the world’s wealthiest nations gather in the U.K. this week for the Group of Seven Summit. POLITICO’s Carmen Paun talks with Dispatch’s Jeremy Siegel about growing calls for the G7 to do more in the global vaccination effort — and what we can expect from the summit.
Published 06/10/21
The pandemic changed everything — including transit, where ridership plummeted across the country. So where do transit agencies go from here? POLITICO’s Tanya Snyder breaks down what she learned from a group of experts to Dispatch’s Jeremy Siegel.
Published 05/27/21
The truth is, nobody really knows. But some states are thinking outside of the box — like Ohio, where vaccinated people could win $1 million in a lottery. POLITICO's Dan Goldberg talks with Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about what might work.
Published 05/20/21
India and neighboring countries in Southeast Asia are seeing infections surge at alarming rates. POLITICO’s Erin Banco talks with Dispatch’s Jeremy Siegel about what the U.S. is — and isn’t — doing to help. But first: Would you get vaccinated in Dracula’s castle?
Published 05/13/21
Calorie counters. Sleep trackers. Health apps. They all gather a lot of data on you — and there's a decent chance they're selling it. Future Pulse author Mohana Ravindranath talks with Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about a story she co-reported with POLITICO's Katy Murphy on who's tracking the health trackers. (This is a rebroadcast from January 28, 2021.) Stay up-to-date on the latest Covid-19 news by subscribing to the POLITICO Nightly and POLITICO Pulse newsletters. And subscribe to our other...
Published 05/06/21
From Pfizer to Sputnik to Johnson & Johnson, POLITICO’s Sarah Owermohle talks with Dispatch’s Jeremy Siegel about all the different vaccines available and the roles they might play globally. But first: If your vaccine were a Harry Potter character, which would it be?
Published 04/29/21
President Jonathan Nez talks with POLITICO's Jeremy Siegel about how the Navajo Nation went from one of the hardest hit regions in America to a vaccination success story.
Published 04/22/21
From elementary schools to living rooms, Covid testing will play a big role in the return to some semblance of normalcy. POLITICO's David Lim — who's been on the testing beat since day one — talks with Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about everything you need to know when it comes to coronavirus tests.
Published 04/15/21
Last week, reports emerged that a vaccine production plant in Maryland accidentally mixed ingredients and ruined 15 million shots in the process. POLITICO's Sarah Owermohle talks with Dispatch's Jeremy Siegel about who is to blame and what we can learn from the situation.
Published 04/08/21