The US Passes A Grim Death Toll, And An About-Face At The CDC

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More than 200,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus as of Tuesday. In Massachusetts, that number is 9,107.

There are mixed messages of when a vaccine might become available, changing directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on whether the virus is airborne, and deep disagreements on when, where and how it's safe to be together.

We take listener calls with Dr. Rochelle Walensky, chief of the division of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Davidson Hamer, professor of infectious diseases and medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, and a professor at the Boston University School of Public Health.

This segment aired on September 22, 2020.

Tiziana Dearing Host, Radio Boston
Tiziana Dearing is the host of Radio Boston.


Walter Wuthmann General Assignment Reporter
Walter Wuthmann is a general assignment reporter for WBUR.



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