Growing Resistance to Taking First-Generation Coronavirus Vaccine


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A coronavirus vaccine may be on its way soon, but that doesn’t mean that people are ready to take it. According to an Axios-Ipsos poll, 60% of people say they don’t want to take a first-generation vaccine, in part because of how it has been politicized. Margaret Talev, politics and White House editor at Axios, joins us for how resistance to taking a Covid vaccine is growing.

Next, thousands of U.S. troops will be taking part in a COVID-19 early detection study with the aim of understanding what it means to be asymptomatic and also catching illnesses before they get worse. Soldiers will wear bio-measuring devices that monitor small changes in blood oxygen levels, heartbeat, or respiratory patterns. Nancy Youssef, national security correspondent at the WSJ, joins us for more.

Finally, K-12 enrollment has been decreasing in recent years, but during the pandemic, kindergarten numbers are really low. Parents are frustrated by putting their young children in front of screens for their first year of school and instead are opting for extended pre-school, learning pods, or skipping it all together. Mackenzie Mays, reporter at Politico, joins us for how the pandemic is creating a rare gap year for some.

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