When Can We Expect A Coronavirus Vaccine?
The United States reached the grim milestone Wednesday of more than 150,000 deaths from coronavirus, as President Donald Trump continued to tout his support for hydroxychloroquine as a cure, for which there is no scientific evidence. Meanwhile, the global race for a vaccine continues, with companies Moderna and Pfizer beginning their phase three trials this week.
To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Dr. Stephen Walsh, an infectious disease specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and co-investigator in the Moderna vaccine trial.
Whole Foods Employee Speaks About The Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Black Lives Matter' Masks
As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country earlier this summer, the grocery store chain Whole Foods put a statement on its website in support. Yet when workers at a Whole Foods in Cambridge and in other locations nationwide wore masks with the same slogan, they were told to take them off or be sent home, with the company citing its policy against clothing with messages. The issue has sparked protests at store locations and led to a class-action lawsuit by employees who say the company is violating their civil rights.
Jim Braude was joined by one of the lead plaintiffs in the case, Suverino Frith, and his lawyer, Shannon Liss-Riordan.
How Has The Pandemic Affected The Apple-Picking Season?
Typically around this time of year, orchards across New England are gearing up for harvest season. At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, farms and orchards were largely just thinking about survival. But as Brian Sullivan found when he visited an orchard in Shelburn, New England farmers are ready to get back on track.