#VaccineGoals

Published on: Feb 25, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round


  • First up: A few places, including the U.K. and Israel, have successfully rolled out COVID-19 vaccinations. We want to know: how did they do it? And can copy what they got right?

  • Then: We’ll fill you in on what you need to know about Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, which should get FDA approval this week.

  • Next: We’ve got the context on two of the week’s headlines, involving former President Trump’s taxes and Illinois eliminating cash bail.

  • ICYMI: The racial wealth gap is still a huge obstacle for Black women. We’ll talk to one woman who’s helping make that gap smaller. 

  • Finally: A lot of Texans are still without running water after last week’s winter storm. This week, we’re talking to one of the volunteers hoping to fix that — literally. 

P.S. For more info on the racial wealth gap, check out this handy guide from the Skimm Money team.

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Claire Hannan, executive director, Association of Immunization Managers

  • Saskia Popescu, assistant processor, Biodefense Program, George Mason University

  • Jala Eaton, founder, "On My Own Financial"

  • Ryan Gossen, volunteer, Austin Guerilla Plumber Corps

Want more Skimm? 

  • Sign up for our free daily newsletter

  • Email us your questions about what’s going on in the news right now 

  • Subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts


Skimm'd by Alex Carr and Luke Vargas. With additional support from Peter Bonaventure and Ciara Long. theSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear.


live smarter.

Sign up for the Daily Skimm email newsletter.

Delivered to your inbox every morning and prepares you for your day in minutes.