New Omicron update, Brittney Griner in Russian custody

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Nurse puts used syringe into box.
A nurse puts a used syringe into a box at an Italian Red Cross anti COVID-19 vaccination hub, in Rome, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Italy was reinforcing checks at borders and going through lists of airline passengers who arrived in Italy in the last two weeks after a business travelers who returned from Mozambique tested positive for the new omicron variant. Gregorio Borgia/AP Photo

An infectious disease specialist tells us what we need to know about the new Omicron subvarient of COVID-19. Then, a sports reporter brings us the latest we know about WNBA star Brittney Griner in Russian custody.

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    We get the latest on how prevalent a new subvariant of the omicron version of the coronavirus is in Wisconsin, as well as Moderna’s push for a green light from the FDA to give children younger than six a vaccine for the first time.

  • Why isn't Brittney Griner's detention in Russia a bigger story?

    An American WNBA star is in custody in Russia during the widely criticized war in Ukraine, but it hasn’t become an international scandal. We catch up on what has happened and why it hasn’t been a bigger controversy.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Dr. Dan Shirley Guest
  • Jonathan Abrams Guest

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