Omicron is an unpredictable COVID-19 variant we’re still learning more about. Podsauce has rounded up 6 podcast episodes with the latest updates on the variant. On our list, we’ve included a podcast episode interviewing Chief Medical Advisor to the President of United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and New York’s First Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Torian Easterling. There are episodes about what the public knows so far and updated statistics on hospitalizations.
Hear about known infection cases in America and around the globe. Episodes on our list range from 9 minutes to 80 minutes long, so even if you’re short on time, there are some bite-sized episodes to keep you in the loop.
On this episode of Audacy’s WCBS Newsradio 880 “In Depth,” we’ll hear from New York’s First Deputy Commissioner Dr. Torian Easterling about Omicron. On this episode, Dr. Easterling discussed how Omicron is different than other variants and more. Check out this 28-minute episode to learn more.
Gimlet’s Spotify Original, “Science Vs” is a weekly series hosted by Wendy Zukerman. On Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci stopped by for a 15-minute episode to discuss Omicron, endemic, vaccines, travel bans, and how Dr. Fauci diffuses haters. Dr. Fauci admits that there are still many things we do not yet know about the virus variant, like if it spreads more quickly and whether it’s more benign. Dr. Fauci says we have to stick to data and observe the cases that have been reported so far. He said with the numbers we’re seeing, it is premature to make huge predictions in terms of the spread of Omicron in comparison to the Delta variant. Hear more from Dr. Fauci on this informative episode.
Audacy’s “Coronavirus Daily” keeps listeners up-to-speed on the virus with episodes released on weekdays. On Friday’s episode, we learned about where the latest Omicron variant cases are in the United States and how parts of America have admitted record numbers of COVID patients in hospitals. This 9-minute episode also shared the new study about why some people receive more mild COVID symptoms than others. South African scientists shared new research that Omicron can cause reinfections more than other variants.
“Coronacast” is presented by ABC News, answering your pandemic-related questions. This episode tackles questions like: “Who decides which variants you make vaccines for?” “What happens if Omicron turns up in a place with no Delta (like Queensland or Tasmania)?” and “What makes a virus go viral?” Check out this 11-minute episode.
Pod Save America
Crooked Media’s “Pod Save America” is hosted by President Barack Obama’s former aids, Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer, and Tommy Vietor. In this episode, listeners will hear about Omicron and the White House’s plan to combat the variant in under 80-minutes. Also in this episode, actor Kal Penn and Former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison stopped by to discuss new book, You Can’t Be Serious.
In this 13-minute episode of NPR’s “Consider This,” hear how the Omicron variant can affect the globe this winter. Listeners will hear about vaccines, boosters, protection, and public health messaging. This episode shares President Joe Biden’s guidelines, increased testing, and prevention methods to preempt winter surges.