The number of Massachusetts coronavirus "red zones," or cities and towns facing high coronavirus transmission rates, nearly doubled in the last week, including the city of Boston, where Mayor Marty Walsh announced Wednesday that there would be a pause on school re-opening plans.

In for Jim Braude, Adam Reilly was joined by Dr. Sandra Nelson, an infectious disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, who has been helping to guide the Baker administration on school reopening plans, and Sam Scarpino, an assistant professor in the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University, and head of the university's Emergent Epidemics Lab.