I'm a paying Spotify user and the UI is polluted by dumb "COVID-19" information, it has nothing to do with playing music and podcasts. Get it off my screen who the heck do you think you are? Cnn? Do you think anyone hasn't been bombarded enough by this ridiculous garbage. Do you think you're going to be the key someone needed to figure out what COVID-19 is? You're hiding behind this thin veil of "we're just making sure you have access to the information." Guess what, everybody does. Every single God damn person on the planet.
Play the music, play the podcasts, that's your role your job and otherwise shove off.