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Thursday, November 12, 2020

What seat-belt laws can teach us about mask mandates

As COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. hit record numbers this week, there’s scientific consensus and mounting evidence that wearing a mask prevents the spread of the disease. Mask mandates have become politically contentious, but the implementation of seat-belt laws can offer some lessons on the issue.

Also on today’s show: The husband and wife behind Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

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