30,000 active-duty service members still have yet to be vaccinated despite mandates and some deadlines already passing. To be clear, the vaccination rate stands at more than 97%, but some are instead resigning or facing honorable discharges. Lawsuits are pending and thousands have requested religious exemptions, although none have been granted. Melissa Hernandez, reporter at the LA Times, joins us for more.
Next, CES 2022 is here and it’s time to take a look at the tech we could be using very soon or prototypes of things to come. The Metaverse featured well at CES with products like the Pebble Feel, which is a hot and cold simulator that can replicate shifting weather. We also saw a fully autonomous tractor from John Deere that could revolutionize farming and a stuffed animal robot that nibbles your finger. Dalvin Brown, personal tech reporter at the WSJ, joins us for what’s at CES.
Finally, plant-based fried chicken is coming to KFC. Beyond meat has partnered with them and are debuting faux chicken nuggets that are made using “whole muscle” technology that imitate cuts of meat like chicken breasts. Amelia Lucas, restaurant reporter at CNBC.com joins us for KFC’s new Beyond Fried Chicken.
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