May 23, 2024

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Is It Over Yet?

After two years of weathering this pandemic, one thing is for sure: we are very weary of it all! With all the hype about being “post-peak” many just want it all to be done. But can we trust that to be the case? Julie McCarthy, the Needham Public Health Epidemiologist, breaks down what COVID-19 cases look like in Needham now that the state has passed the highest point of infections due to the Omicron variant.

And as if to prove we are not QUITE out of the woods yet, there was new news coming from the CDC. Recently the agency updated its mask suggestions now that there is a greater supply of more effective masks in the marketplace. We asked how that might change things in Needham.