Dec 10, 2020

Giving out COVID vaccines is complicated, even within a single company

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Plus, the number of people who signed up for unemployment benefits has surged again. Also, the European Commission releases its proposal plan to try to ease the worst effects of a break with Britain. And, what will be Facebook's fate now that it's up against antitrust lawsuits?

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Unemployment claims are heading in the wrong direction again after fresh layoffs

The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of applications increased to 853,000 from 716,000 the previous week. Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton says "part of the increase we saw in the week ending Dec. 5 was due to a catch-up from Thanksgiving week, where we saw a bit of a slowdown. But the four-week moving trend is moving up and it's moving in the wrong direction on both initial unemployment claims and those special pandemic insurance benefits that could expire Dec. 26."

Facebook case won't be "open and shut," former antitrust attorney says

Erik Gordon thinks we won't see Facebook broken up and spun off into smaller separate companies.
Erik Gordon says there are other remedies for Facebook besides breaking it up, including making it open up some of its proprietary technology.
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How one health care system in Georgia is planning its COVID vaccine distribution

Dec 10, 2020
Georgia's largest health care provider is looking at prioritizing ER and intensive care workers for vaccine distribution.
Dr. Jonathan Lewin, CEO of Emory Healthcare, the largest health care provider for the state of Georgia, says that it is prioritizing vaccine distribution for staffers based on a number of risk factors and being able to preserve the ability to provide care.
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Music from the episode

Speak To Me / Breathe Easy Star All-Stars

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