Weekly conversations with POLITICO health care reporters and some of the most interesting and influential people in health care.
Becerra takes back seat on Covid
He's the nation's top health official. But he's rarely the one giving orders. POLITICO's Adam Cancryn reports.
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.
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Vaccine roll out in SC
As someone “of age” it’s a mess! SC admits not enough vaccine nor providers to distribute. Being a red state, I hope they don’t turn down help from Biden Administration...I think vaccine hesitancy is not the issue, but too much demand & not enough supply.
Health policy at its best
Dan is a perfect host. He has interesting guests for reasonably deep dives. He probes further when appropriate. Overall he leaves guests more (or newly) informed about critical issues in health policy.