Podcast #296 – Is the Pandemic Over? A Look at our Divided World with Washington Post Editor Marc Fisher
In this episode, I am speaking with Marc Fisher a Senior Editor from the Washington Post. Marc wrote a fascinating article called Is the pandemic over? Pre-covid activities Americans are (and are not) resuming. Biden says the pandemic is over — and when it comes to casinos, concerts and cosmetic procedures, Americans seem to agree. For theater, therapy and funerals though, not so much.
I think you will find our discussion about how divided we are quite fascinating.
We are all making individual decisions based on our risk tolerance. I liked Marc’s analogy of a triage nurse making decisions on who gets treated next. As we decide whether to travel on a plane, go to a wedding, go into the office or go to the movies, we are making individual decisions about how much risk we are willing to take. When one person may look at going to the movie as safe, others may look at it as extremely risky.
This is a fascinating topic and discussion.
Here is a bit of Marc’s bio from the Washington Post website:
Marc Fisher, a senior editor of The Washington Post, reports and writes on a wide range of topics. He has been the enterprise editor, local columnist and Berlin bureau chief, among other positions, for over 30 years at the paper. Fisher wrote several Post articles that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2014. Fisher previously wrote The Post’s local column and a blog, “Raw Fisher.” Earlier, he was the paper’s special reports editor, wrote about politics and culture for the Style section, served as Central Europe bureau chief on The Post’s Foreign staff, and covered D.C. schools and D.C. politics for the Metro section, where he was also an assistant city editor.
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