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Consider This: Long test lines, increasing cases return to COVID-weary Chelsea

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Early in the pandemic, Chelsea became the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts. When the state poured resources into the community to boost testing and vaccinations, Chelsea's infection rate dropped.

Now, cases are rising again amid the omicron surge and public health officials are struggling to keep up.

Consider This cohost Arun Rath speaks with WBUR reporter Simón Rios, who has been following Chelsea's pandemic story since the beginning.

This segment aired on January 12, 2022.

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