To Mask Or Not To Mask?

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To mask or not to mask?

It seems like the existential question since the CDC adjusted its outdoor mask guidance last Tuesday, and Governor Baker followed suit last Friday. The Town of Brookline decided Wednesday afternoon to lift its outdoor mask mandate after initially saying they'd keep it in place.

As policies evolve, and the science changes, and the gap grows between who feels safe and who doesn't, we are all trying to figure out how to be on the same page — and it appears we are not.

We discuss and take listener calls with Lenny Marcus, founding co-director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and the Kennedy School of Government. We also talk to Boston Globe Columnist Beth Teitell, who has been analyzing our relationship with masks throughout the pandemic.

This segment aired on May 6, 2021.

Paris Alston Host, Consider This
Paris Alston was WBUR's host of the Consider This podcast and a former producer for Radio Boston.


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



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