The 2022 Winter Olympics showed us that shared health events–pandemics and their aftermath–affect the health of elite athletes in unpredictable ways.
The controversy around masking during the pandemic continues as mask mandates on airplanes and other transit vessels have been lifted across the country. The end of the federal masking policy, which was overturned by a Florida judge, has been a source of relief for some and cause for alarm for others, including public health officials who worry things may take a turn for the worse. Host Dylan Scott of Vox’s Today Explained, a daily news podcast series, dissects the most recent social and political discourses surrounding this issue with physician and health policy expert, Dr. Kavita Patel.
Listen to the episode here.