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Dec 17, 2020

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More doses than expected per vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Plus, awaiting another COVID relief bill from Congress. Also, the increase in package shipping companies like FedEx are experiencing. And, the strain of remote school on parents who can't do their jobs from home.

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Will the boom in shipping last after the pandemic?

Dec 17, 2020
As FedEx reports its quarterly figures, what may be in store for companies trying to fulfill the demand for e-commerce deliveries?
 A FedEx driver makes deliveries in Manhattan on Sept. 17, 202,0 in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Essential worker parents struggle with remote school

Dec 17, 2020
Those who work outside the home must often rely on family or pay for help to supervise kids.
Dealing with daycare disruptions and remote school have been especially hard on essential worker parents.
Rose Conlon for Marketplace

Music from the episode

Post Houmous Morcheeba

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