According to the latest numbers from the state, the positive test rate is still hovering at 2.2%, with some 675 people in the commonwealth hospitalized with the virus, 170 in intensive care. The last time we saw numbers like that was April.
President Joe Biden has announced a vaccine mandate for all businesses with 100 or more employees, or submit to weekly testing. And today Governor Baker is expected to speak with federal officials to get further guidance on COVID-19 third doses - often called boosters - and vaccines for children under 12.
School's back, traffic's back. And COVID questions, concerns persist.
We take listener calls with Dr. Davidson Hamer, infectious diseases physician at Boston Medical Center and a professor of infectious diseases and medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Dr. Gabriela Andujar Vazquez, an infectious disease physician, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist and Medical Director of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program at Tufts Medical Center.
This segment aired on September 14, 2021.