COVID-19 variants detected in United States, and Massachusetts loosens reopening restrictions

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Students walking along Boylston Street.

By Sophia Boyce and Maximo Aguilar Lawlor

 

Today on The 172 Review, host Sophia Boyce interviews Senior Investigative Reporter, Andrew Brinker, on the transmissible COVID-19 variants spreading throughout the U.S., and the beacon’s Multimedia Managing Editor, Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, interviews Emerson students and staff on Massachusetts’ decision to loosen reopening restrictions for struggling businesses.

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