Today on Boston Public Radio:
– MIT economist and Affordable Care Act architect Jonathan Gruber discussed concerns that a rushed COVID-19 vaccine could exacerbate vaccine skepticism in the U.S., and other political quandaries surrounding Operation Warp Speed.
– We opened lines to ask listeners: What would it take to get you on board with an American-made coronavirus vaccine?
– CNN’s Brian Stelter discussed his latest book, "Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth.”
– National security expert and CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem discussed controversial acknowledgments made by the president in a forthcoming book from veteran journalist Bob Woodward, and her latest piece in The Atlantic, called "The Emotionally Challenging Next Phase of the Pandemic."
– Medical ethicist Art Caplan weighed in on the thousands of Americans attending Donald Trump rallies without masks, and ethical questions raised by a new drug claiming to treat a common form of dwarfism.
– Food writer Corby Kummer discussed data from the Massachusetts Restaurant Association indicating that a fifth of Massachusetts restaurants have closed permanently because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and offered his thoughts on fellow food writer Tom Philpott’s new book, “Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It."
– We opened lines to ask listeners: Are you ready to continue eating outside at restaurants during the fall and winter?