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COVID-19 nasal vaccines may be replacing shots, and the Winter Olympics opening days recap

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This hour, an assortment of topics.

First up: why future COVID-19 boosters may be administered through the nose.

Next, we learn all about masks.

Finally: we get up to speed on the Winter Olympics.


  • Dr. Akiko Iwasaki: The Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Iwasaki is on a team studying nasal COVID-19 boosters. 
  • Aaron Collins: A mechanical engineer with a background in aerosol science, who tests and evaluates masks on his YouTube channel, and publishes all the data in a Google doc.
  • Ben Waterworth: An Australian journalist, radio host, and host of many podcasts, including “Off The Podium,” a podcast about the Olympics. 

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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Lily is the senior producer for The Colin McEnroe Show. She first worked at Connecticut Public as an intern in 2014. She has previously worked for WBUR, KUNC and as a producer for the New England News Collaborative's weekly show Next. Lily can be reached at ltyson@ctpublic.org.
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