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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. This show is an insider’s guide for getting closure on what has happened throughout the pandemic so far, how we emerge, and what must come next. 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 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. This show is an insider’s guide for getting closure on what has happened throughout the pandemic so far, how we emerge, and what must come next. 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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    Omicron: Masking and Indoor Air Quality 101

    Omicron: Masking and Indoor Air Quality 101

    Andy enlists two experts — UC Davis Dean of Engineering Rich Corsi and “Mask Nerd” Aaron Collins — to better understand the importance of masking and indoor air quality during this Omicron wave. Fan favorite Rich returns to talk about how to think about ventilation, ways to reduce our inhalation dose, and how that’s changed with Omicron. Aaron breaks down everything you need to know about the different kinds of masks out there, including what masks are best for kids. Today's episode is a battle of the nerds, and we all come out winners in the end with practical information to help us stay safer during this Omicron wave and beyond.

     

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt. 

     

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    Throughout the pandemic, CVS Health has been there, bringing quality, affordable health care closer to home—so it’s never out of reach for anyone. Because at CVS Health, healthier happens together. Learn more at cvshealth.com.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

     
    Check out Aaron’s YouTube channel for more mask testing and reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fF_rzkmZD0ufN685YE7lg
    Learn how to build a Corsi-Rosenthal box here: https://cleanaircrew.org/box-fan-filters/
    Here’s what the CDC has to say about the different types of masks and respirators: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/types-of-masks.html
    Read more on the study out of the University of Bristol’s Aerosol Research Centre that Andy asked Rich about in today’s episode: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/11/covid-loses-90-of-ability-to-infect-within-five-minutes-in-air-study
    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 

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Omicron Episode for Parents (with Paul Offit)

    The Omicron Episode for Parents (with Paul Offit)

    Being a parent is never easy, but has it ever felt as hard as it does right now? Andy talks all things kids and Omicron with pediatrician and vaccinologist Paul Offit. They cover the latest on keeping kids safe at school, how Omicron is affecting young people, and what kind of masks are best for children. Plus, an update on when we can expect a vaccine for kids younger than five.

     

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt. 

     

    Follow Paul @DrPaulOffit on Twitter.

     

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    Throughout the pandemic, CVS Health has been there, bringing quality, affordable health care closer to home—so it’s never out of reach for anyone. Because at CVS Health, healthier happens together. Learn more at cvshealth.com.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

     
    Learn more about the timeline for vaccines for kids younger than five: https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2021-12-17/whats-the-timeline-for-kids-under-5-to-get-a-covid-vaccine
    Read more about the surge in pediatric hospitalizations for COVID-19: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/07/health/covid-children-hospitals.html
    Here’s more on Omicron leading to croup in young kids, as Paul mentions in today’s episode: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/omicron-variant-kids-croup-cough-rcna11170
    Check out the CDC’s recent report on COVID-19 vaccine safety in 5-11 year olds: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm705152a1.htm?s_cid=mm705152a1_w
    Learn more about Dr. Ala Stanford, who Paul mentions in today’s episode: https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/dr-ala-stanford-recognized-as-top-10-cnn-hero/article_80a4aac2-34c9-56a6-b7ed-20143971a814.html
    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
    Omicron & Testing: Your Top 20 Questions Answered (with Michael Mina)

    Omicron & Testing: Your Top 20 Questions Answered (with Michael Mina)

    Testing is one of the most important and misunderstood elements of the pandemic. Andy brings it all into focus with Michael Mina, Chief Science Officer at eMed and the go-to testing expert. They break down the complex interplay between infections, symptoms, and the different kinds of tests, and answer your top 20 questions about COVID-19 testing. After listening to this episode, you'll understand when you should test, how each of the three main types of tests work, when more tests should be available, and much more.

     

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt. 

     

    Follow Michael @michaelmina_lab on Twitter.

     

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    Support the show by checking out our sponsors!

     
    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/ 
    Throughout the pandemic, CVS Health has been there, bringing quality, affordable health care closer to home—so it’s never out of reach for anyone. Because at CVS Health, healthier happens together. Learn more at cvshealth.com.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

     
    The FDA keeps track of all the antigen tests with an EUA here: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-emergency-use-authorizations-medical-devices/in-vitro-diagnostics-euas-antigen-diagnostic-tests-sars-cov-2#Individual%20EUAs
    Read the preprint study about rapid at-home antigen tests and Omicron that Michael mentions in today’s episode: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/05/health/covid-rapid-test-omicron-detection.html
    Learn more about the NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics initiative: https://www.nih.gov/research-training/medical-research-initiatives/radx
    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 

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Will We All Get Omicron in 2022? (with David Agus)

    Will We All Get Omicron in 2022? (with David Agus)

    As we begin 2022, Andy gets the latest on where we stand with Omicron with the help of Dr. David Agus, a professor of medicine at USC, medical contributor for CBS News, and one of the clearest communicators out there. They discuss whether nearly everyone will get COVID-19 because of Omicron, what the latest data show about its severity, and the possibility of variant-specific boosters in the future. Plus, they break down the CDC's new isolation guidelines and David tells Andy what it's like talking COVID with Stephen Colbert.

     

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt. 

     

    Follow Dr. Agus @DavidAgus on Twitter.

     

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    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/ 
    Throughout the pandemic, CVS Health has been there, bringing quality, affordable health care closer to home—so it’s never out of reach for anyone. Because at CVS Health, healthier happens together. Learn more at cvshealth.com.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

     
    Watch David’s full appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: https://www.cbs.com/shows/the-late-show-with-stephen-colbert/video/TFO38Opgb3_TBqMkTyo_U06tILOwKiMx/what-do-we-actually-know-about-omicron-dr-david-agus-fills-us-in-on-the-latest-science/
    Read more about the latest data on Omicron out of Denmark: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/omicron-evades-immunity-better-than-delta-danish-study-finds-2022-01-03/
    And out of the UK, as mentioned by David in today’s episode: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/31/world/europe/omicron-hospitalization-uk-report.html
    Here’s more on the Biden Administration’s plan for Pfizer’s oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/04/biden-doubles-us-order-of-pfizer-covid-treatment-pills-speeds-delivery-as-omicron-rages.html
    Check out the CDC’s latest guidance shortening the recommended isolation time for people who test positive for COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html
    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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    • 1 hr 1 min
    EXTENDED CUT: How We Win the Battle with COVID (with Ed Yong)

    EXTENDED CUT: How We Win the Battle with COVID (with Ed Yong)

    In this extended cut, 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.

     

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt. 

     

    Follow Ed @edyong209 on Twitter.

     

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    Support the show by checking out our sponsors!

     
    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/ 
    Throughout the pandemic, CVS Health has been there, bringing quality, affordable health care closer to home—so it’s never out of reach for anyone. 

Learn more at cvshealth.com.

     

    Check out these resources from today’s episode: 

     
    Check out Andy on 60 Minutes Australia: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0L1suV8pVgO4pCAIBNGx5w
    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 

     

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. 

     

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Holiday Bonus: Who Needs to Apologize for COVID? (with Andy Slavitt)

    Holiday Bonus: Who Needs to Apologize for COVID? (with Andy Slavitt)

    I’m Sorry is another Lemonada Media series produced by the same team as In the Bubble! As a holiday treat, we’re sharing a recent episode of theirs that features In the Bubble’s very own Andy Slavitt. I'm Sorry is all about apologies and how they play out in the court of public opinion. It’s hosted by comedians Hoja Lopez, Mohanad Elshieky, and Kiki Monique. This show unpacks the latest in Twitter gaffes, petty beef, and not-so-subtle shade. Check out I’m Sorry to explore the latest in celebrity apologies, help guests and listeners get their own redemption, and say sorry to stars who never got the apology they deserved. In this episode, Kiki, Hoja, and Mohanad sit down with Andy to answer all of your COVID-related apology questions. Who owes us an apology for Omicron? Does Trump need to say sorry to Biden for exposing him to COVID? Should we feel remorse for the joy we get when anti-vaxxers get sick? I’m Sorry is back with brand new episodes on January 7th.

     

    Please note, this episode contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all listeners. 

     

    Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt. 

     

    You can find out more about our show @lemonadamedia on all social platforms, or follow us on Instagram @imsorry_podcast. 

     

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    Throughout the pandemic, CVS Health has been there, bringing quality, affordable health care closer to home—so it’s never out of reach for anyone. 

Learn more at cvshealth.com.

     

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

pepithadg4m3r ,

Informative, practical advice

I’ve been following ITB since the beginning and have found it to be consistently good at covering current topics of concern in real time. The experts they have on the show are truly at the forefront of their field, but also often draw on their personal experience to offer practical advice on how to take mitigated risks with the people we love. I’ve found that when I’m overwhelmed (like with the new Omicron variant as of Jan 2022) this is a good place to get my bearings again and put things into perspective. I also enjoy the levity the show provides - in addition to being well informed and a good interviewer, Andy is funny - especially during the Safe or Not Safe episodes (please do one more after Omicron!)

Kewaunee Gal ,

Reliable information but…

…why are you including advertisements for 2 ply cloth masks in light of Omicron?

sdnlsdnksdkln ,

Offit episode a misinformation firehose

Offit trashes high quality masks for kids when ex: BeHealthy sells tons of comfortable kids’ KN95. In breathless fashion Offit continues to trash boosters as unnecessary (without any qualification), and trashes antigen tests as unable to detect contagious level of infection (totally false) basically conflating them with PCR tests. So much false or dubious information given with no pushback but the minimizing of vax / booster efficacy really was the worst. Good luck getting people to get boosted next year or ever again. Most social media posts quoting Offit’s contrarian views lately are from antivaxxers. Can’t recommend this show anymore.

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