Cities across the country have struggled with the speed, efficiency, and equity of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. This episode examines the logistics, workplace politics, and questions of fairness that have accompanied the vaccine distribution for restaurant workers. 

Hear from people with intimate experience navigating questions of safety, immunity, and personal choice among restaurant staff. Then get the perspective of one chef who has filled out New York’s vaccine application thousands of times. Finally gain insight from a New York City official who hopes the restaurant industry will lead the way to economic recovery.  

To get in touch with Tracy Wilk and her vaccine registration partner Cat Capps about scheduling a vaccine email: [email protected].

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This project is funded in part by a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act. 

This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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