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'Great Barrington' And 'John Snow:' Controversy Grows Over How To Move Forward In The Pandemic48:10
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An ambulance rolls pass a sign alerting drivers, that due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, no visitors are allowed at Essex County's Beverly Hospital in Beverly, Mass., Thursday, April 23, 2020. (Charles Krupa/AP)
An ambulance rolls pass a sign alerting drivers, that due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, no visitors are allowed at Essex County's Beverly Hospital in Beverly, Mass., Thursday, April 23, 2020. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Oct. 20. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Since early voting began in Massachusetts on Saturday, 17 percent of voters have already cast their ballots. We check in with Mass. Secretary of State Bill Galvin and with one local town about how the rollout of early voting is going so far.
  • As a part of our "Living Through Corona" series, we talk about the balance between business and public safety with the owner of a haunted house in business in Salem that has been forced to remain closed this Fall.
  • There is a growing controversy over how to fight the pandemic after a group of scientists argued the U.S. should pursue herd immunity as policy in "The Great Barrington Declaration." We hear from a co-author of the declaration and from a co-author of the "John Snow Memorandum," which condemns it.

This program aired on October 20, 2020.

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