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Andy Slavitt, President Biden’s Senior Advisor on COVID-19, is back from the White House to his chair on the award-winning In the Bubble podcast. Just as he took us through the pandemic, this 10-week series called Our Shot is about leading us out. It’s an insider’s guide for getting closure on what happened, how we emerge, and what must come next. Andy is joined each week by Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, who takes you places we couldn't go during the pandemic. Special guests include leaders we rarely get to see drop their guard the way they do on this podcast. Andy gives listeners information and inspiration from his bubble every Monday and Wednesday.

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt: Our Shot Lemonada Media

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Andy Slavitt, President Biden’s Senior Advisor on COVID-19, is back from the White House to his chair on the award-winning In the Bubble podcast. Just as he took us through the pandemic, this 10-week series called Our Shot is about leading us out. It’s an insider’s guide for getting closure on what happened, how we emerge, and what must come next. Andy is joined each week by Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, who takes you places we couldn't go during the pandemic. Special guests include leaders we rarely get to see drop their guard the way they do on this podcast. Andy gives listeners information and inspiration from his bubble every Monday and Wednesday.

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    Immune-Evasive Variants: Explained (with Laurie Garrett)

    Immune-Evasive Variants: Explained (with Laurie Garrett)

    Andy gets back to basics with Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett. They get into how and why viruses mutate, why the variants don't seem to be causing too much trouble for the mRNA vaccines, and how our actions are, as Laurie puts it, "aiding and abetting" COVID. Plus, her big takeaways for how a little empathy at home and in our systemic approach can change the trajectory of the pandemic.

     

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    Learn more about Laurie: https://www.lauriegarrett.com/
    Read more on the hunt for a “universal” COVID-19 vaccine: https://fortune.com/2021/08/18/universal-covid-vaccine-delta-variant-gritstone-cepi/
    Check out the status of coronavirus vaccinations around the world: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/world/covid-vaccinations-tracker.html
    Learn more about Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: https://www.gavi.org/
    Find a COVID-19 vaccine site near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/ 
    Order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

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    • 55 min
    How We Win the Battle with COVID (with Ed Yong)

    How We Win the Battle with COVID (with Ed Yong)

    Andy calls up The Atlantic's Ed Yong, who won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the pandemic, to talk about how we got where we are now and where we need to go next. They cover what went wrong up to this point, why we can't think of vaccines as a panacea, and what Ed thinks about giving people in the US booster shots before many people around the world get their first dose. Plus, Andy weighs in on President Biden’s vaccinate-or-test requirements.

     

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    Watch President Biden’s remarks on his plan to stop the Delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB1Awuu_DGc 
    Check out Andy on 60 Minutes Australia: https://youtu.be/_q_jyJrA8H8
    Read all of Ed’s writing in The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/author/ed-yong/
    The Atlantic has compiled all their COVID-19 coverage, including the pieces Ed mentions in today’s episode, here: https://www.theatlantic.com/projects/our-essential-coronavirus-coverage/
    Find a COVID-19 vaccine site near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/ 
    Order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

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    • 49 min
    Dr. Fauci Answers Your Biggest Questions

    Dr. Fauci Answers Your Biggest Questions

    Andy and Dr. Fauci cover all the latest questions you have, including boosters, variants beyond Delta, breakthrough infections, and vaccinating the globe. Plus, what Dr. Fauci and the Biden administration are doing to prepare for the next pandemic.

     

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    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

     
    Read the preprint of the Israeli study of booster shots that Dr. Fauci mentions in today’s episode: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.08.27.21262679v1
    Check out the preprint of the Mayo Clinic study comparing the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.08.06.21261707v3
    Learn more about what the WHO has to say about “variants of interest” like Lambda and Mu: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/07/mu-covid-variant-who-says-delta-remains-most-concerning.html
    Here’s more on the status of oral antiviral trials at both Pfizer and Merck: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/pfizer-starts-dosing-patients-oral-covid-19-drug-trial-2021-09-01/ 
    Find a COVID-19 vaccine site near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/ 
    Order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

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    • 53 min
    Preventable (Revisited)

    Preventable (Revisited)

    Revisit this episode from June, where Andy starts by answering the one question no one else will about the Delta variant. Then, journalist Jessica Yellin joins Andy to discuss his new book Preventable. They talk about key figures like President Trump, Jared Kushner, and Dr. Deborah Birx, what lessons we need to take with us from the pandemic, and why we should feel hopeful now. Plus, you’ll hear some of the most riveting clips from the book read by actor Bradley Whitford.

     

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    Watch Jessica break down the biggest news stories of the day with News Not Noise: https://newsnotnoise.com/ 
    Find a COVID-19 vaccine site near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/ 
    Order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

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    • 55 min
    Ground Zero in COVID: Kids & Florida

    Ground Zero in COVID: Kids & Florida

    Andy goes to Florida — ground zero in the battle over how to respond to COVID — to hear directly from kids and what they have to say about the pandemic. Two young people have been working to make adults hear their voices: 21-year-old David Hogg and 14-year-old Alana Nesser, both of Parkland, Florida. In 2018, adults failed to keep David and his classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School safe when one of the worst school shootings in history occurred. A few short years later, Alana and her friends have again been left vulnerable by adults in the debate over masks. Hear what kids are saying to one another about trauma, and about what we as adults can do to understand and help.

     

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    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

     
    Read Alana’s column in the Orlando Sentinel advocating for masking in schools: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/guest-commentary/os-op-schools-masks-keep-politics-out-20210811-tl2qby2b3bgybivv2boe26ylji-story.html
    Here’s the latest on the battle over mask mandates in Florida schools: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article253866718.html
    This article from The New York Times digs into what went wrong with COVID in Florida: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/28/us/florida-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccines-variant.html
    Learn more about March For Our Lives: https://marchforourlives.com/
    Find a COVID-19 vaccine site near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/ 
    Order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

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    • 47 min
    Understanding COVID’s Kid Surge (with David Kimberlin)

    Understanding COVID’s Kid Surge (with David Kimberlin)

    With 180,000 reported COVID cases in kids last week alone, and school just getting started, Andy has a vital conversation with pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. David Kimberlin about how the Delta variant has changed everything we thought we knew about children and COVID. They cover what David's seeing on the ground in his hospital in Birmingham, the latest on vaccines for kids under 12, and how to think about the incredibly complicated issue of in-person school. Plus, what parents can do to get school districts to re-think opposition to mask requirements.

     

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    Read David’s opinion piece in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the Delta varint and kids: https://www.ajc.com/opinion/opinion-delta-covid-variant-scares-this-pediatrician/G5T6QAKPCBBMVADBS4SKEVHHJ4/
    The American Academy of Pediatrics tracks COVID cases in kids here: https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/children-and-covid-19-state-level-data-report/
    Learn more about what the CDC has to say about MIS-C associated with COVID-19 in children: https://www.cdc.gov/mis/mis-c.html
    Check out the study in Science that David mentioned about household COVID-19 risk and in-person schooling: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/372/6546/1092
    Listen to NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins discuss the timeline for a vaccine for kids under 12 on NPR: https://www.npr.org/sections/back-to-school-live-updates/2021/08/24/1030611406/a-vaccine-for-young-children-is-not-likely-until-the-end-of-year-nih-director-sa
    Find a COVID-19 vaccine site near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/ 
    Order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165 

     

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

michaela0416 ,

The most informative COVID podcast out there

I’ve looked around for podcasts that bring in experts and journalists to thoroughly cover the ever evolving issues and concerns relating to COVID and this one is by far the best. The recent episode with Dr. Fauci and the one discussing international vaccinations are must-listens.

aka sela ,

Ego gets in the way

Loved this show when Dr. Bob Wachter was guest hosting. He showcased the knowledge and experience of his guests. He asked good questions and let them speak. No sermons, self-promotion, or let me tell you why I’m right-type interruptions.

LindaLorenz ,

Agree with Ellen

Ellen said it well. (Aug 29 review).

Andy is the kind of man I would love to know. He gives me hope in mankind.

Linda from Bremerton, Wa

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