Election Day in Boston, how to prepare for global health challenges, and the latest COVID updatesPlay
This is the Radio Boston rundown for November 2. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- Election day is finally here for Boston voters, as well as voters in a number of cities and towns around the state. We check in with WBUR Senior political reporter Anthony Brooks, and WBUR Senior State House reporter Steve Brown, who have each been out talking with voters at polling locations across the city.
- As we continue to try to find our way out of this pandemic, some experts are thinking about what we can do to help prevent the next one. Dr. Sandro Galea, dean of Boston University's School of Public Health, is one of those experts. He joins us to talk about his new book, "The Contagion Next Time," and how we can use the lessons we are currently learning to better prepare ourselves for future global health challenges.
- As the local vaccination rate still hovers around 70 percent, and the feds are poised to make Pfizer's vaccine available to kids 5-11, we take listener coronavirus questions. Our guests are: Dr. Katherine Gergen Barnett, the vice chair of primary care innovation and transformation in the department of family medicine at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. And Dr. Dan Rauch, he's Chief of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Tufts Children's Hospital and co-hosts "Pediatrics: On Call For Kids" on Doctor Radio on Sirius-XM.
This program aired on November 2, 2021.