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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.

    Test Results After School Shutdowns Show Kids Remain Stable in Reading, Dropping off in Math

    Test Results After School Shutdowns Show Kids Remain Stable in Reading, Dropping off in Math

    We are getting some information on how children have been faring during the pandemic amid shutdowns and remote learning. It seems that kids have been doing well and consistent when it comes to reading, but have been slowing down when it comes to math. Researchers say that parents are more comfortable helping kids with reading than math assignments. Leslie Brody, education reporter at the WSJ, joins us for how math progress has slowed.
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    • 6 min
    Moderna Filles for Emergency Use Authorization From the FDA for Its Vaccine Candidate

    Moderna Filles for Emergency Use Authorization From the FDA for Its Vaccine Candidate

    Moderna has now become the second company to request emergency use authorization from the FDA for their vaccine candidate. In their latest findings, the vaccine is over 94% effective against coronavirus and very effective at preventing serious cases of the virus. The next step will be on Dec. 10 when the FDA will discuss approval for Pfizer and then Dec. 17 for Moderna. Karen Weintraub, health reporter at USA Today, joins us for more as we get closer to vaccine approvals.
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    • 7 min
    mRNA Vaccines Are New Technology That Could Change the Way We Fight Diseases

    mRNA Vaccines Are New Technology That Could Change the Way We Fight Diseases

    The two leading vaccine candidates are using technology that has never been approved in a commercial vaccine before. They both use messenger RNA to direct human cells to manufacture the spike protein found on the coronavirus. While this technology has been in development for two decades, the latest vaccines prove the science is sound and could change the way future vaccines are made. Karen Weintraub, health reporter at USA Today, joins us for how these mRNA vaccines work and why they do so well.
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    • 7 min
    Santa in a Snow Globe? This Is How Your Santa Visit Will Be Different During the Pandemic

    Santa in a Snow Globe? This Is How Your Santa Visit Will Be Different During the Pandemic

    Looking forward to Christmas and trying to get in some of those traditional experiences, how will your visit to Santa be different during the pandemic? Some retailers are cancelling Santa visits and opting for a virtual meet-up. Others are doing in-person visits where Santa could be protected inside a giant snow globe or barricaded behind an 8-ft picture frame. Abha Bhattarai, national retail reporter at the Washington Post, joins us for how your Santa visit won’t be the same.
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    • 7 min
    Researchers Looking Into Why Coronavirus Can Make Some of Your Favorite Things Smell Horrible

    Researchers Looking Into Why Coronavirus Can Make Some of Your Favorite Things Smell Horrible

    One of the most interesting symptoms of COVID-19 is when people lose their sense of smell and taste. As many as 80% of people experience a temporary loss of smell and while most recover in about two weeks, for some, it can last much longer and even distort some of the smells of very familiar things. French fries might smell like rotting meat, coffee could smell like burning rubber. This condition is known as parosmia. Scientists are studying why this happens and are getting clues to how recovery might work. Robbie Whelan, reporter for the WSJ, joins us for more.  
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    • 10 min
    Coronavirus Cases Are Going up, but Hazard Pay for Essential Employees Hasn't Come Back

    Coronavirus Cases Are Going up, but Hazard Pay for Essential Employees Hasn't Come Back

    Retailers are preparing for another surge of shoppers as we are seeing rising coronavirus cases and in some areas, new rounds of lockdowns. All the while, essential workers continue to go in to work and put their health at risk. Hazard pay incentives that we saw at the beginning of the pandemic have not come back and some companies don’t plan on bringing it back. Michael Corkery, business reporter at the NY Times, joins us for more on the lack of coronavirus hazard pay.
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    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Rfa131 ,

Not a Funny Subject

Columnist don’t make great guests - same rooky mistake as junior news reporters, smiling and upbeat through serious subjects. Why was he laughing?

me 2 ;) ,

Look forward to this podcast each morning

Oscar Ramirez brings great guest on to discuss important facts explaining current things going on with COVID-19.

19slim87 ,

Amateur reporting

The host sounds like he barely graduated middle school...he really likes to point out that we’re in the middle of a pandemic and what PPE stands for.

I doubt you could pay me enough to listen to the daily dive podcast...

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