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Mar 26, 2021

Biden doubles vaccine goal for first 100 days to 200 million

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Vaccine appointment scheduling has become an intense undertaking for many, refreshing laptop screens and setting alerts. But what about those without internet access? Plus, an update on the container ship still stuck in the Suez Canal and how it's affecting global trade. And, what the pandemic has been like for those living alone.

Segments From this episode

For people without internet service, getting a vaccination appointment can be difficult

Mar 26, 2021
Appointment systems that rely on the internet don't take into account the digital divide in the U.S.
"That internet access problem is actually affecting the people that we need to be vaccinated the most: older people, people of color and other folks who have been traditionally marginalized," said Nicol Turner Lee, director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution.
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Single people say they face unique concerns during the pandemic that deserve attention

Mar 26, 2021
COVID-19 messaging aimed at families leaves out single people who have weathered the pandemic alone.
Some singles worry about who would look after them if they got COVID-19.
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Music from the episode

Girl (feat. KAYTRANADA) The Internet, KAYTRANADA

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director