• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There is 1 comment on BU Expert Urges Putting the Brakes on Massachusetts Relaxed COVID-19 Rules

  1. Governor Baker has been ridiculously conservative in his reopening plans, dithering on providing guidance until programs (like summer camps or sports) are effectively killed.

    In the meanwhile, MA is in the top 10% for state unemployment rate. COVID will be with us for a while, and neither vaccine nor treatment are likely to eliminate it (any more than any other virus we know, short of smallpox).

    It’s time we start learning how to live with it, with reasonable precautions, instead of jumping at every random model that comes down the pike.

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