Shoot for the Moon: Global Vax Supply, a New Space Race, and the YOLO Economy

Published on: May 6, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round


  • First up: We’ve got the context on this week’s biggest headlines, from Trump’s Facebook ban to what’s going on with federal eviction protections and protests in Colombia. 

  • Plus: This week, the White House said it supports waiving patent protections for COVID vaccines. Well break down whether that will help boost the global vaccine supply and why drug companies are annoyed.  

  • Next: Can employers or colleges make people get vaccinated? We’ll take at the arguments on both sides.

  • Then: Whether it’s burnout or boredom, low wages or Zoom fatigue, millennials are making some big professional and financial changes. The logic? YOLO.

  • ICYMI: Who else knows you only live once? The billionaires competing in the 21st century’s new space race. We’re diving into what the battle between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos means for the future of space travel.

  • Finally: It’s been a mother of a year. We’re passing the mic to five moms to hear how its been and what this Sunday means to them. 

P.S. You can find theSkimm’s guide to Mother’s Day — from our survey results to gift guides and how to outsource your household work — here.

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Dr. Lavanya Vasudevan, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Duke University’s Global Health Institute

  • Kevin Roose, technology and business columnist, The New York Times

  • Marina Koren, staff writer, The Atlantic

  • Jessica, Samii, Rochelle and Stephanie, Skimm’r moms 

  • Stacy Rapacon, theSkimm’s finance editor

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