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I'm Vaccinated. Now What?48:00
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Michael Robbins, a Pine Street Inn counselor for 40 years and the organization's longest-serving employee, is the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the shelter's vaccination event. Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program registered nurse Carmen Sargent is administering the shot. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Michael Robbins, a Pine Street Inn counselor for 40 years and the organization's longest-serving employee, is the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the shelter's vaccination event. Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program registered nurse Carmen Sargent is administering the shot. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for March 8. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday for what people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can do safely. This comes as state health data shows that more than 700,000 Massachusetts residents, about 10% of the population, have been fully vaccinated. To frame the discussion of what we can and can't do once we are vaccinated, we are joined by Julia Marcus, an epidemiologist and associate professor at Harvard Medical School.
  • So many grew up reading the words of Springfield-born author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. But this month, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced they'd be ending the publication of six book titles that included offensive and racist imagery. The move has been met with mixed reactions and questions of how this latest controversy will impact Dr. Seuss' complicated legacy. We take listener calls with Boston Globe film critic and columnist Ty Burr, and Tricia Elam Walker, writer and assistant professor of fiction and creative nonfiction at Howard University.
  • Individuals experiencing housing insecurity have been struggling throughout the pandemic. We check back in with Lyndia Downie, the president and Executive Director of Pine Street Inn, the city's largest homeless shelter, to discuss the situation at Pine Street and vaccination efforts in the community.  

This program aired on March 8, 2021.

This program aired on March 8, 2021.

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