Zeynep Tufekci has given us so much. Real Smarties know the UNC associate professor appeared on our show way back in 2018. And Tufekci has appeared on other Marketplace programs countless times to talk about technology and societal issues. Today, we’re digging into her latest piece in The Atlantic on a big unanswered question about COVID-19: How exactly does the virus spread from person to person? Plus, we’ll talk about Facebook groups, Subway’s bread-that’s-not-bread and, of course, pumpkin beer.
Here’s a list of everything we talked about today:
- “Facebook will start surfacing some public group discussions in people’s News Feeds and search results” from The Verge
- “This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic” from The Atlantic
- “Amazon says over 19,000 workers tested positive for COVID-19” from The Hill
- “Sandwiches in Subway ‘too sugary to meet legal definition of being bread’” from The Independent
- And, this dog TikTok that will probably make you cry.
Finally, tomorrow’s the day — Kai and Molly will drink a pumpkin beer. Thank you so much for the support! If you want, there’s still time to give at marketplace.org/givesmart!
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