Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Joshua Barocas On Gov. Baker’s Stay-At-Home Advisory: 'A Very, Very Important Step'
Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday that all non-essential businesses in the state must close their doors from Tuesday until April 7, and issued an official stay-at-home advisory to all Massachusetts residents, with exceptions for necessary excursions. The announcement represented the most stringent move from the Baker administration yet in the wake of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, but stopped short of the mandatory ‘shelter-in-place’ orders that some other states have issued. Jim Braude spoke via Skype with Dr. Joshua Barocas, an infectious disease specialist at both Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center who is part of the hospital’s COVID-19 response team about the governors directive.
Axios’ Dan Primack On Wall Street’s Volatile Reaction To COVID-19
Markets had another volatile day of trading Monday as an announcement by the Fed of unprecedented quantitative easing measures were not enough to calm investors’ fears over the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic and a stalemate in Congress over a corresponding relief package. The ups and downs on Wall Street come as millions of Americans deal with unexpected job layoffs or loss of contract- and gig-work as much of public life shuts down across the country. Jim Braude joined Dan Primack, business editor for "Axios," for a discussion on the virus's economic impacts.
The Scene In Chatham As Coronavirus Prep Continues
In recent days, officials on the Cape and Islands have been asking people not to come to their part of the state as a way to escape the coronavirus, warning the local hospitals there don't have the capacity to handle all the people who may get sick. But as Emily Rooney found out, a significant number of people are still going there. She filed a report on her iPhone to show what the scene looks like there.
Boston Resident Speaks On Her Experience Fighting Coronavirus
Boston resident Lara Woolfson recently tested positive for coronavirus after working as a photographer at the Biogen conference last month that later turned out to produce a significant cluster of early COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts. She spoke with Jim Braude about her experience with the virus, and what she wants the public to know about its transmission.