COVID-19 is a seasonal virus, like influenza. which means in the fall and winter we will see a rise in cases in unvaccinated populations. Still, keeping schools open should remain a high priority.

That's the argument made by Dr. Michael Mina and Dr. Joseph Allen, both of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in an op-ed published in the Washington Post.

Allen, who is also the director of the Healthy Buildings program at Harvard, says rapid testing, as well as good ventilation and air filtration are the key strategies to keeping schools open and kids safe, even if cases start to rise.

Allen adds that these strategies can also be employed to make all indoor spaces safer, especially as many employers look at how to bring employees back to the office.

In our second segment, we cover the Brattle Theater, which is set to open up for the first time in over a year. Ivy Moylan, executive director and co-founder of the Brattle Theater, and Ned Hinkle, creative director, talk about what audiences can expect when they visit this summer. And yes, there will be a Jaws screen on the Fourth of July.

Click on the audio player above to listen to the full episode.


Dr. Joseph Allen - 2:03
Ivy Moylan and Ned Hinkle - 16:26