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Episode #891: Tiny Submarines
First Broadcast: 4/19/21
It would certainly be convenient if we had a tiny submarine full of scientists ready to blast away the blood clots being reported by some recipients of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, but for now we'll just have to wait and see what the CDC has to say about it, and get either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine if you haven't already started the process yet! The sooner we all get vaccinated, the sooner we can all escape this "Groundhog Day"/"Cause and Effect" time loop we've been collectively simulating since the beginning of quarantine in 2020. And, even after you get your vaccination, you still need to maintain mask-wearing and social distancing for a while to make sure more COVID variants don't continue to spread--the same techniques that have reduced influenza cases to a fraction of what they were the year before. From there, we jump to the upcoming mayoral primary, and how the only thing I'm sure about is that I'm not voting for Andrew Yang, one reason being his desire to turn New York City into a bitcoin "hub", which is probably one of the most environmentally unsound ideas anyone can have at the moment. Scott Stringer recently won the endorsement of the Working Families Party, and so did Dianne Morales and Maya Wiley. How will they do in the ranked-choice vote? We'll find out in two months, I guess!

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