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Crosscurrents is our award-winning radio news magazine, broadcasting Mondays through Thursdays at 5 p.m. on 91.7 FM. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the economic, social, and cultural divides in our community. Listen to full episodes at kalw.org/crosscurrents

Over 50% Of San Franciscans Are Vaccinated. What Does That Mean For Reopening?

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Angela Johnston
Tens of thousands of Bay Area residents have driven to Oakland Coliseum's Mass Vaccination site to get their shots. In Alameda County, Almost 50% of residents have been fully vaccinated.

San Francisco has officially entered the least restrictive Yellow Tier. That means eligible counties have low case numbers and hospitalizations and they've succeeded in vaccinating their most vulnerable residents.

"We've proven ourselves to be incredibly good at pandemics ... We have been an A student all the way."
Bob Wachter

In fact, Bay Area cities have some of the highest vaccination rates in the country. But, as other parts of the U.S. experience surges and experts are doubting the possibility of so-called herd immunity, what does it all mean for the Bay Area?

In this conversation, we talk about the next phase of our new normal.


Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.