What Next

White, Republican, and Vaccine-Skeptical

Vaccine hesitancy lingers in many pockets of the country. What does that mean for the spread of the virus?


Episode Notes

Nearly a third of Republican voters say they’re not interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine. What does that mean for the spread of the virus?

Guest: Dan Diamond, national health reporter for the Washington Post.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Carmel Delshad, Danielle Hewitt, and Elena Schwartz.


About the Show

The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.