Benjy Renton, who just completed his undergraduate studies, has spent a year and a half earning accolades for his work tracking the pandemic. “It’s been quite nuts,” he said.
Progress has been slow, if it’s been visible at all, according to organizers of last year’s rallies for racial justice.
“It looks like we’re losing a lot of friends,” one recovery coach says of the rise in fatal opioid overdoses during the pandemic.
The front line for difficult conversations about the Covid-19 vaccine is often the exam table at a local health clinic. Doctors say to lead with empathy — and information.
Local business leaders have blamed expanded unemployment insurance for their staffing woes, but interviews with Vermonters collecting benefits reveal a range of workforce issues.
Some experts are pushing back on the “lost year” narrative, arguing that the adaptations schools have made during Covid could provide a road map to a more inclusive education system.
On this week’s podcast, experts discuss the state’s plan to lift most Covid restrictions by July 4.
What’s behind the lagging vaccination rate in Vermont’s most remote areas — and what’s being done about it?
State Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso says that while herd immunity is a goal, the state is focused on getting as many people vaccinated as they can.
On this week’s podcast, hear scenes from reporter Katie Jickling’s stay at one of the 75 motels where the state is housing homeless Vermonters.