Week in Review: Omicron, eggs and voting

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Earlier this week, Gov. Charlie Baker announced a plan to get 2.1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests into 102 communities. The announcement came as omicron spreads in the commonwealth, sparking fears that it's 2020 all over again.

Meanwhile, the state Legislature needs to get cracking, as time runs out to amend an animal welfare law on the size of chicken pens. Failure to do so may make it more difficult — and more expensive — to get eggs. All of this as the clock already ran out on voting reforms implemented because of the pandemic.

Plus: Danvers High School has suspended their wrestling team after an alleged racist incident. This follows other allegedly racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic incidents at the school. And finally, a judge has overturned the settlement with Purdue Pharma.

We take your calls and review all the week's headlines with Tom Keane, former Boston City Councilor, writer for the Boston Globe, and regular contributor to WBUR's Cognoscenti, and Tito Jackson, former Boston City Councilor and now CEO of Verdant Medical.

This segment aired on December 17, 2021.

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