COVID-19 News, ‘Mental Workload’ In Relationships

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Registered Nurse Jennifer Reyes inoculates Andres Clara, 12, with the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Mount Sinai South Nassau Vaxmobile parked at the De La Salle School, Friday, May 14, 2021, in Freeport, N.Y. The De La Salle School partnered with the Vaxmobile Friday to help Long Island students 12 and over receive the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as part of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s mobile vaccination program. Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

Task like planning for the holidays and making medical appointments often fall to women in heterosexual relationships. We talk to a researcher who looked deeper into the “mental workload” and who does it. We’re also joined by an epidemiologist for an update on COVID-19 vaccinations and variants.

Featured in this Show

  • COVID-19 Update

    An epidemiologist joins the program to explain the latest COVID-19 news.

  • Why Women In Heterosexual Partnerships Do Most Of The 'Mental Workload'

    New research has found that the “mental workload” – tasks like remembering family birthdays, figuring out which summer camp is the best one for your kid, and anticipating when you’re going to run out of dish soap – are primarily done by women in heterosexual couples. The author of the study explains.

Episode Credits

  • Kealey Bultena Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Ajay Sethi Guest
  • Allison Daminger Guest

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