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Luisa Schaeffer scrolls through her COVID isolation case list for the day: one woman is out of milk, another needs help finding a doctor and making an appointment. A man asks about help paying his rent. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Luisa Schaeffer scrolls through her COVID isolation case list for the day: one woman is out of milk, another needs help finding a doctor and making an appointment. A man asks about help paying his rent. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Here's the Radio Boston rundown for July 13. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • A bill proposing sweeping police reform is up for debate this week in the State House. We speak with the president of Boston Police Patrolman's Association on his objections to the bill, and what local police officers want to see addressed. Plus, WBUR's Steve Brown provides analysis.
  • Contact tracing has played a fundamental part in the state's ability to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Now that most metrics are holding steady or in decline, the state has begun scaling back those efforts. But could contact tracing play a big role again if there's a second wave? We ask John Welch with the MA COVID Response project at Partners In Health.
  • As Boston starts phase three of reopening this Monday, we take listener calls on COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic with two local doctors.

This program aired on July 13, 2020.

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