This spring break season, after a year of a socially distant pandemic, travel is certainly on the minds of a lot of folks. And the numbers bear it out: the Boston Herald reports Cape vacation rentals are hard to come by for the summer, and this past weekend more than 100,000 people flew through the region's airports, the highest number of travelers yet this year.
Of course even as more people get vaccinated daily, we've seen cases plateau and then climb for the last 12 days in a row, with a test positivity rate above 2% for the last week.
With all that in mind, how should we be thinking about traveling? What does "safe" travel look like? What questions do you have about taking to the roads, rails and air this spring and summer?
We take listener calls with Dr. Natasha Hochberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and in the Department of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. She is also the Program Director for the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program, co-director of the travel clinic and an infectious diseases physician at Boston Medical Center. Also with us is Christopher Muther, travel writer and columnist for the Boston Globe.
This segment aired on March 25, 2021.