#117 - The Omicron paradox is starting to reveal itself | Curio

#117 - The Omicron paradox is starting to reveal itself

16 mins | Dec 16, 2021

Today's episode from 16th December 2021. As we learn more about the Omicron variant and its effects, should we switch up our approach to dealing with it? We take a look at what makes the strain so potent but not as lethal, and explore other ways to stop the spread such as vaccinating children. Then later on, one of the most high-powered zoom calls is taking place with more than a hundred world leaders to discuss democracy. We examine how with a more humble approach the US can be heard and avoid being muted. The Omicron variant has sparked worldwide anxiety since it was first reported to WHO. For the Financial Times, Anjana Ahuja examines the evidence we have about this new variant and argues that we must address gaps in the public health response. What does Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy require to succeed? Mapping out three key reforms for Ofreign Policy, Catherine E. Herrold, an associate professor of public administration and international affairs, and Aseem Prakash, a professor of political science, suggest a humble approach in which the United States “creates a platform for dialogue about how to shift power to citizens rather than prescribing democracy templates.” Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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