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Despite the continuing pandemic, kinks in the supply chain and the threat of climate change, there are deals-a-plenty for this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Our question this week: Is Black Friday a blessing or a curse? How have your shopping habits changed this year?
Toy store owner Nick Mason shares how supply chain slowdowns are affecting his business; Ela Veresiu, a consumer sociologist, on how we have become more comfortable with shopping online; and sustainable logistics expert Sharon Cullinane on the carbon footprint of shopping — and how you can reduce yours.
Plus, Ask Me Anything with Dr. Prabhat Jha on the COVID-19 omicron variant. And, Stephanie Nolen, global health reporter, details her journey from South Africa — where she was reporting on research into variants in that country — following the European Union's omicron variant travel suspension.