1. Vaping, COVID, And The Biden Administration's Approach To Public Health NPR 13:15

The Biden administration says Americans now have access to the tools they need to protect themselves from COVID, as a new spike in cases begins. Deaths have remained low so far and the administration — recognizing the political realities — has not pushed for new restrictions.

Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration is moving ahead on a suite of initiatives aimed at reducing smoking and vaping — the latest, surprisingly apolitical chapter in a public health crusade that’s notched hard-fought wins over many decades.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and health correspondent Allison Aubrey.

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