As the pandemic takes its toll on families and communities around the country, everyone is wondering how long this will last and how to make life decisions. How should people weigh the risks to themselves and others of going back to school, returning to work, and visiting family and friends? Should we place hope in a vaccine coming soon or are we better off getting used to life without one? What does the latest science suggest about when life might return to some semblance of normal, and what should we expect of our political leaders in this pandemic going forward? Globe editorial page editor Bina Venkataraman and Ashish Jha, faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, discuss these questions.
This Op-Talk was recorded on Aug. 13, 2020 and may contain out of date information.