This coronavirus edition of movies to shelter with includes Questlove’s “Summer of Soul” and other Independent Film Festival Boston fare; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s joyously crowdsourced “Collision Shop” and a batch of works from Netflix animation to Shudder lunacy.
The coronavirus variant first discovered in Britain has been found in Cambridge sewage, visceral evidence that it’s circulating in the city. The variant, labeled B.1.1.7 by scientists, is more contagious and probably more deadly than the original Covid-19 virus that arose in China last year.
Amid rising Covid-19 cases in Cambridge, more than one-quarter of new infections in the city last week were students and others connected with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With coronavirus variants making up more infections, the city is mulling a variant test for its sewage.