Jul 17, 2020

The coronavirus vaccine economy

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Plus: The upcoming "tsunami of evictions," the viral hot spots along the border and another fierce competition in this pandemic: food delivery.

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap: It either starts getting better or not better

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Ana Swanson from the New York Times and Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post about the importance of the economy to American voters, U.S.-China tensions and whether or not we're at a tipping point.

Wave of evictions could hit U.S. as protections and benefits expire

Jul 17, 2020
Some cities and states are rushing too stave off a crisis that could affect all parts of the economy.
Residents protest rent and evictions during the pandemic in Washington, D.C,, in May.
Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Border towns struggling with virus surge

Jul 17, 2020
In normal times, the border at Laredo, Texas, is very fluid. Now commerce is down and anxieties are up.
A man in Texas waits for a bus to take him across the border to Mexico. Travel and commerce are down in the area.
Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images

How much will a coronavirus vaccine cost?

Jul 17, 2020
Pricing on the open market is opaque, one expert says. Ultimately, the cost is anyone's guess.
A researcher works on a vaccine for COVID-19 at the Copenhagen University research lab in Denmark in March.
Thibault Savary/AFP via Getty Images

During shutdown, do U.S. or Chinese food delivery apps have the edge?

Jul 17, 2020
Marketplace’s Jennifer Pak in Shanghai and Scott Tong in the Washington, D.C., area sample each country’s e-grocery and restaurant delivery apps.
A food delivery worker drives along the streets of Shanghai. Chinese companies seem to have invested more in the logistics of app-based delivery than U.S. companies so far.
Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

No One Died This Time! El Ten Eleven
Always Something DJ Mitsu The Beats
Relief in Believing Jon Ososki
Lovely You Monster Rally

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer