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Weekly conversations with POLITICO health care reporters and some of the most interesting and influential people in health care.

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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

    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.

    • 15 min
    DeSantis' transformation on vaccinations

    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.

    • 15 min
    Could pandemic programs provide a path to ending hunger?

    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.

    • 16 min
    Immunity: making sense of the data

    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.

    • 16 min
    New variant, same story

    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.

    • 13 min
    How America failed at reporting Covid data

    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.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
438 Ratings

438 Ratings

tcox10 ,

Great, succinct updates on COVID

I’m an internal medicine resident, and I try to keep up on health policy. PulseCheck has been a great, succinct way to keep up on health policy while working a busy schedule as a medicine resident!

Ginagina Smith ,

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.

Gaujot ,

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.

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