On Thurs, Feb. 4, Dr. Barry Kitch, Chief Medical Officer at Emerson Hospital, gave a comprehensive overview of Covid-19 and the ongoing efforts to contain the virus. Of particular interest, how the virus is affecting the Concord area. His talk covered the three types of testing, current treatments for active cases, and an overview of the various vaccines currently available. 2,200 Emerson Hospital employees have been vaccinated. We will now be in in Phase 2 through April, prioritizing first: individuals 75 and over, then Individuals age 65+, individuals with 2+ certain medical conditions ((only those conditions listed as at increased risk for severe illness), and/or residents and staff of low income and affordable senior housing. Many thanks to Dr. Kitch for his enlightening presentation.