Weekly conversations with POLITICO health care reporters and some of the most interesting and influential people in health care.
DeSantis' transformation on vaccinations
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.
Could pandemic programs provide a path to ending hunger?
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.
Immunity: making sense of the data
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.
New variant, same story
Hospitals are once again experiencing a dangerous shortage of medical workers as Delta cases surge across the country, POLITICO's Alice Miranda Ollstein reports.
How America failed at reporting Covid data
POLITICO's Erin Banco breaks down a six-month investigation into America's failure to identify Covid hotspots quickly enough to prevent outbreaks.
What we know about kids and Covid
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.