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A man gets a test at the East Boston Community Health Center COVID-19 testing station at Central Square Park on Wednesday afternoon. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A man gets a test at the East Boston Community Health Center COVID-19 testing station at Central Square Park on Wednesday afternoon. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for Jan. 5. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Boston's holding off on reopening, as the statewide infection rate hovers above 8 percent and just about 40% of the vaccine doses delivered to Massachusetts have been administered. Are we prepared for a full vaccine rollout in the coming months and do you know how to stay safe in the meantime? We take your questions on vaccines with two medical experts.
  • For a lot of workers who have to be on the job site every day, their shot-in-the-arm won't come for weeks — possibly months — and the virus lurks just around the corner. That's certainly true for construction workers. We hear about a targeted testing, tracing and treatment initiative to help keep construction workers safe across the city.
  • We know depression and anxiety have been up as much as threefold since the start of the pandemic. With long months of darkness and winter remain ahead of us, we check-in on our mental health and ways to cope with two therapists.

This program aired on January 5, 2021.

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