Just a few months ago, it seemed as though the United States was on a path to put the coronavirus behind us. But since then, the delta variant has caused spikes in cases nationwide.
And that reality means the White House is facing myriad challenges.
The Biden administration has celebrated the chance for vaccinated people to remove their masks. It has championed the vaccine uptake rates. And it has touted the rapid economic recovery.
But now, the delta variant is threatening to put each of those things in jeopardy. And the White House is debating how to respond to meet the challenges ahead.
On this episode of the“Can He Do That?” podcast, Washington Post reporters Dan Diamond and Heather Long answer questions such as: Will the Biden administration change its approach to masking? What steps can the White House take to combat vaccine disinformation and get more of the country vaccinated? And is the economy at risk of another meltdown?
How does NASA fit in when billionaires fly to space? What are Biden’s plans for the space agency and how much of Trump’s initiatives does he plan to continue? And, ultimately, why should the government still invest in space exploration at all?
Thursday, July 15, 2021
The ongoing probe may have implications for the 2022 midterm race and for President Biden’s promise to tackle white supremacist violence. What might findings reveal about where the U.S. is headed? And what can the hearings tell us about what’s to come?
Thursday, July 29, 2021