Welcome to Skimm This. Here’s what we’re covering this week:
First up: The Electoral College is meeting Monday to finally put this whole election to bed. We’ll tell you what’s expected to go down.
Then: Congress is, once again, deadlocked over whether to pass another Coronavirus relief bill. We’ll explain the holdup.
Quickly: Some major companies (think: Airbnb and Doordash) are going public. If that has you wondering WTF is an IPO… we’ll break it down in 60 seconds.
ICYMI: It’s been a historic week in the fight against COVID-19. But approving a vaccine and successfully “rolling one out” aren’t the same thing. We’ll tell you what challenges lie ahead.
Finally: We’ve got some advice on how to limit your COVID-19 exposure risk if you’re getting into an Uber or Lyft. Pro tip: roll down multiple windows.
On this episode, you’ll hear from:
Elaine Kamarck, senior fellow in governance studies, Brookings Institution
Wendy Zukerman, host, “Science Vs.” (a podcast from Gimlet, a Spotify Studio)
Kenny Breuer, professor of engineering, Brown University
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