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We have shifted into a new phase in the coronavirus pandemic. We are social distancing, washing our hands, wearing face masks, and we are Reopening America. Oscar Ramirez from the Daily Dive Podcast updates you on any new information about the virus and vaccine development, but will focus on how cities, states, and industries affected by the shutdown are opening back up.

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We have shifted into a new phase in the coronavirus pandemic. We are social distancing, washing our hands, wearing face masks, and we are Reopening America. Oscar Ramirez from the Daily Dive Podcast updates you on any new information about the virus and vaccine development, but will focus on how cities, states, and industries affected by the shutdown are opening back up.

    New Shortage Hitting Restaurants Because of the Pandemic: Ketchup Packets

    New Shortage Hitting Restaurants Because of the Pandemic: Ketchup Packets

    There is a new shortage hitting restaurants because of the pandemic: Ketchup is getting hard to come by. More precisely, ketchup packets have been hit by supply chain problems and the market leader, Kraft Heinz, is having trouble keeping up with demand. In the meantime, restaurants are looking for alternatives and different ways to offer single serve portions. Heather Haddon, restaurants reporter at the WSJ, joins us for the shortage of everyone’s favorite condiment.
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    • 8 min
    Fight Over Vaccine Passports Intensifies as Governors Sign Orders Banning Them

    Fight Over Vaccine Passports Intensifies as Governors Sign Orders Banning Them

    Vaccine passports have become another contentious issue in the country as governors in Texas and Florida have signed orders banning them in their states with the argument that it will reduce individual freedom and harm patient privacy. Still, many private companies are planning to move forward with requiring proof of vaccination before using their services or going to see live sports. Jordan Davidson, staff writer at The Federalist, joins us for more on the fight against vaccine passports.
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    State and Local Governments Eased Many Regulations During the Pandemic, Now Comes to Fight to Keep Them Permanent

    State and Local Governments Eased Many Regulations During the Pandemic, Now Comes to Fight to Keep Them Permanent

    In an effort to help people social distance and businesses to stay afloat, many state and local governments across the country relaxed regulations over cocktails-to-go, telehealth and other medical services, even document notarization and marijuana sales. Now that the country is starting to open back up in earnest, many want to keep these changes permanent because it adds more convenience and access to consumers, while others want to go back to pre-pandemic regulations saying if it wasn’t a necessity before the pandemic, why should it continue? Aaron Zitner, reporter at the WSJ, joins us for the fight to abandon regulations eased under Covid.
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    Are Movie Theaters Ready for Their Comeback? The Box Office Just Posted Its Best Sales Since the Pandemic Began

    Are Movie Theaters Ready for Their Comeback? The Box Office Just Posted Its Best Sales Since the Pandemic Began

    Are movie theaters ready for their comeback? Over the holiday weekend “Godzilla vs. Kong” hit it big at the box office posting the best numbers since the pandemic began and sent a signal to the entertainment industry that pent-up demand is there. The good showing happened despite the title also being released for streaming on HBO Max. Erich Schwartzel, reporter at the WSJ, joins us for what to look out for as we get closer to the summer movie season full of pandemic delayed releases.
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    • 8 min
    Get Ready for the Roaring 2020s, Americans Are Ready to Party Again

    Get Ready for the Roaring 2020s, Americans Are Ready to Party Again

    As the country slowly gets back to normal, people are ready to party again. Bar and restaurant owners are getting prepared for an influx of patrons ready to get wild and the hottest thing to put on your dating profile right now is that vaccination selfie. Lisa Bonos, reporter at The Washington Post, joins us for the party comeback and a possible roaring 2020s.
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    • 8 min
    Pandemic Has Students Reconsidering Whether or Not to Be Teachers

    Pandemic Has Students Reconsidering Whether or Not to Be Teachers

    The pandemic flipped the educational system upside down last year. It changed so much for students, but also made it difficult for teachers. Making worse a trend that was already happening before the pandemic, fewer students are wanting to pursue teaching. Low-pay was already making people think twice, but now, add in the perceived increase in risk. Emma Goldberg, reporter at the NY Times, joins us for more.
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