Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction

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Join CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta for the latest news about the coronavirus. He'll make sense of the headlines, speak with the experts and give you all the information you need to stay safe and healthy.

Episode Date
What on Earth Happens Next?
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Shifts in our behavior during the pandemic have impacted the planet, but will these changes last? On this Earth Day, CNN climate reporter Drew Kann talks with Kim Cobb, a climate scientist at Georgia Tech, about the connection between Covid-19 and climate change, and how we can keep up our green habits even after the pandemic is over.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 22, 2021
An Immunologist Challenges the Status Quo
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Immunologist Akiko Iwasaki has gained a huge online following during the pandemic for tweeting out explainers of the latest Covid-19 research, as well as calling out sexism in science. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Professor Iwasaki about treating Covid long-haulers and what we can do to help women and minorities succeed after an incredibly difficult year.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 21, 2021
An American Success Story
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At the end of 2020, the vaccine rollout was chaotic: appointments were hard to schedule, vaccine supplies were tight, and the U.S. had administered fewer than 3 million doses over several weeks. But today, things have dramatically improved. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Claire Hannan, Executive Director of the Association of Immunization Managers, about how the U.S. turned its vaccine rollout around. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 20, 2021
I Got Vaccinated, But My Family Can’t
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There are still several countries that have no access to Covid-19 vaccines. CNN reporter Melissa Mahtani shares her opinion about global inequities in vaccine distribution, and how they have impacted her family and her own feelings about getting the vaccine. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 19, 2021
The Race Between Variants and Vaccines
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How worried should we be about these new virus variants? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how variants arise, why they’re a threat, and which ones are most common in the U.S. right now. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 16, 2021
Brazil's Covid Crisis
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Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in Brazil right now, with a record number of daily deaths in recent weeks. CNN International Correspondent Matt Rivers provides an inside look at what went wrong in Brazil and how the country’s crisis is a warning for the rest of the world.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 15, 2021
Hitting Pause on the J&J Vaccine
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CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta walks through what we currently know about the CDC and FDA's decision to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine, what this means for people who recently received a J&J shot, and why he isn’t panicking. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 14, 2021
Vaccine Passports
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Vaccine passports might help people feel safe returning to normal and may allow the economy to recover faster, but between freedom and privacy concerns, some experts aren’t in favor. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the latest on keeping track of who’s been immunized. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 13, 2021
More Than Just a Hospital
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More than a century ago, the people of San Francisco’s Chinatown came together in the face of racism and built their own hospital. Now, Covid-19 has brought the community together again. In today’s episode, CNN’s Harmeet Kaur tells us the origins of Chinese Hospital and how its legacy carries on today. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 12, 2021
What About Vaccinating Kids?
841
While three Covid-19 vaccines are now available for adults in the U.S., none have been approved yet for kids under 16. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with pediatrician and former acting director of the CDC, Dr. Richard Besser, about what this means for parents and their kids. Where do Covid-19 trials in children stand? What role do children play in herd immunity? And when will your child be able to get a vaccine?  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 09, 2021
The Songs of Spring
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Spring is here again, and you might be hearing the birds busting out their pipes. In this episode, scientists Elizabeth Derryberry and Jennifer Phillips take us on a listening tour to San Francisco to find out why some birds changed their tune during the pandemic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 08, 2021
What If the Vaccine Came to You?
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President Joe Biden recently announced that all American adults will be eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine by April 19, but expanding eligibility does not necessarily guarantee access. How do we provide vaccines to people who can’t make it to a doctor’s office, pharmacy or state-run vaccine site? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the mobile vaccine sites being set up by Sean Penn’s non-profit, CORE.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 07, 2021
Old Drugs, New Disease
602
As medical professionals search for new treatments to help Covid-19 patients, some researchers are taking a second look at drugs that have already been approved by the FDA. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. David Fajgenbaum about repurposing old drugs to treat similar symptoms caused by the novel coronavirus. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 06, 2021
Most Schools Closed in 1918. What Happened?
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Just over 100 years ago, the U.S. was in a similar position as it is today. As more schools across the country reopen, we're revisiting CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta's conversation with Dr. Howard Markel about what we can learn from when schools opened during the influenza pandemic of 1918. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 05, 2021
Pfizer's Moonshot
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The rapid development and rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines has been called a moonshot – an amazing scientific discovery that will change the course of history. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins President of Pfizer Global Supply, Mike Dermott, for an exclusive look inside the company’s vaccine manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where millions of doses are being produced every week. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 02, 2021
Play Ball!
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Baseball's Opening Day is finally here, and Major League Baseball has stepped up to the plate with new safety precautions for the pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to sports medicine researcher Daniel Eichner about the MLB's new testing regimen and how America’s favorite pastime is also helping keep the country safe from some dangerous coronavirus variants. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 01, 2021
Balancing Faith and Safety
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With Passover upon us, Easter this weekend and Ramadan not far after that, we decided to revisit a story about faith. CNN Senior Writer Thomas Lake spoke with a pastor in small-town South Carolina about ministering to his flock during the pandemic and honoring those who’ve died from Covid-19 — even as he tries to avoid becoming one of them. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 31, 2021
What Went Wrong at the CDC
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Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the Trump administration, opens up to CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about some of the challenges the CDC faced over this past year. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 30, 2021
Inside the White House with Dr. Deborah Birx
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Dr. Deborah Birx’s tenure as the Trump White House’s Coronavirus Response Coordinator was contentious, with accusations of mismanagement. Now, Dr. Birx tells her side of the story. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Birx for a behind-the-scenes look into what went wrong in the administration’s response and how that can inform our public health strategy going forward.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 29, 2021
The Debate Over Vaccine Mandates
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Suppressing the spread of Covid-19 in the United States is going to require vaccinating 70-85% of the population. But what happens if not enough Americans voluntarily get the vaccine? CNN’s Chief Medial Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Emily Largent, a lawyer and assistant professor of medical ethics, about a controversial proposal that’s been floated: mandating the vaccines.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 26, 2021
Should I Stay or Go?
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As more and more Americans get their COVID-19 vaccinations, some people are making travel plans, and airports are seeing bigger crowds. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN’s Pete Muntean about the latest guidance on travel restrictions and how to vacation safely.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 25, 2021
Jumping the Vaccine Line
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If you’re not eligible for the vaccine yet, should you still try to get the shot early anyway? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta speaks with Arthur Caplan, Director of Bioethics at NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine, about when line jumping is defensible and other ethical decisions around vaccine distribution in the U.S.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 24, 2021
How to Vaccinate the Entire World
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As wealthier nations have bought up most of the world’s supply of vaccines, many lower and middle-income countries have been left behind. Today, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Dr. Krishna Udayakumar, Director of the Duke University Global Health Innovation Center, about the challenges of getting the vaccine to everyone around the world.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 23, 2021
An Update on Airborne Transmission
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How important is airflow to preventing the spread of Covid-19? As schools and other public buildings begin to reopen, Dr. Sanjay Gupta revisits a conversation with Joseph Allen, Director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, about the science behind airborne transmission. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 22, 2021
Reducing Loneliness by Lending a Hand
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There’s tons of evidence that loneliness can have negative impacts on our mental and even physical health. But when it comes to interventions that reduce loneliness, there is far less research. Today on the podcast, we check out what one neighborhood in Brooklyn is doing to bring people safely together during the pandemic, and we check in with an expert on loneliness, Professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad, about new promising research that demonstrates the power of performing small acts of kindness.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 19, 2021
Me, Myself and BMI
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Many states are making people with a certain Body Mass Index eligible for vaccines. But because weight carries such a stigma, showing up to an appointment may not be as easy as it sounds. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hears from a coworker about her personal experience getting vaccinated, and navigating the complex relationship between weight and health. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 18, 2021
The Perfect Storm
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For those struggling with an opioid addiction, COVID-19 has created a perfect storm of stress and isolation. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the medical director of opioid policy research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. They discuss the pandemic’s effect on the opioid crisis in the U.S. and the efforts underway to end the decades-long epidemic.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 17, 2021
In Sickness and in Health
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Last December, the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine became the first covid-19 vaccine to be authorized for use in the world following large-scale clinical trials. Today, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sits down with Dr. Ugur Sahin and Dr. Ozlem Tureci, the husband-and-wife scientists who designed the vaccine. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 16, 2021
Atlanta Returns to School
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Last month, the C.D.C. released new guidelines to help schools stay safe as they reopened, and now educators across the country are beginning the tricky work of putting that guidance into action. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Lisa Herring about how she’s been reopening schools and balancing safety precautions with students’ educational needs.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 15, 2021
Saying Goodbye
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With over 2.5 million global coronavirus deaths, millions more have faced the daunting task of saying goodbye to a loved one from a distance. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the ways funeral homes and mourning families are navigating the process. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 12, 2021
One Year Later
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One year ago this week, CNN called the spread of the coronavirus a pandemic. Two days later, the World Health Organization followed. At this official one-year mark of the pandemic, Dr. Sanjay Gupta checks in with Maria Van Kerkhove, a leader in the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 response. They talk about what they’ve learned and what still lies ahead.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 11, 2021
Vaccine Hesitancy in Flint, Michigan
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This pandemic has highlighted how essential it is for people to feel like they can trust public health officials. But that’s easier said than done in Flint, Michigan, where locals are still dealing with serious repercussions from the 2014 water crisis. CNN’s Omar Jimenez reports from Flint, talking to members of the community about their lasting distrust in government and how that's impacted their views on the coronavirus vaccines. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 10, 2021
So You’re Vaccinated ... Now What?
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The CDC just released new guidelines for fully vaccinated people. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the latest recommendations for what you can do safely with friends and family once you've received your shots. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 09, 2021
Instagramming the Pandemic
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Infectious disease researcher Laurel Bristow has made a name for herself disseminating helpful, pandemic-related information on Instagram, and that name is @KingGutterBaby. She talks to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about her rise to fame, the pressures that come with it, and what her username means. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 08, 2021
The Art of Caring
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Seattle-based artist Jayashree Krishnan has painted more than 150 portraits of first responders from around the world since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, she shares her experiences capturing the fatigue, fear and hope in the faces of frontline workers.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 05, 2021
The New 9 to 5
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Coronavirus has fundamentally changed the American workplace, but which changes can we expect to stick around permanently? Analyst and remote work expert Andrew Hewitt shares his predictions for the post-pandemic future of office work and what’s surprised him so far. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 04, 2021
Should the Games Go On?
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We’re just months away from the start of the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. The games were supposed to showcase Japan’s recovery from the deadly Fukushima earthquake but things have not gone according to plan. In today’s episode, CNN International Correspondent Selina Wang explains how the host country is preparing for the world’s largest sport event during a global pandemic.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 03, 2021
Olympic Dreams Postponed
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Almost a year ago, athletes around the world learned that the Olympics would be postponed. For those who hoped to compete in the games, navigating this additional year has been incredibly challenging, especially as Covid restrictions forced many professional sports facilities to close. On today’s episode, pole vaulter Sandi Morris and long jumper Tyrone Smith, share their struggles and sacrifices to train over the last year and compete in one last Olympics together, as a married couple. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 02, 2021
The Bumpy Road to Herd Immunity
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What will it take to achieve herd immunity? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Christopher Murray, who directs the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, about the role of vaccinations, variants and preventative behavior. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 01, 2021
Good News from Indian Country
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Covid-19 has disproportionately impacted Native American communities, but when it comes to vaccine distribution, tribal health providers are actually outpacing many states. CNN’s Harmeet Kaur speaks with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr. about his tribe’s vaccine success and what he thinks the U.S. government could learn from the Cherokee health system. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 26, 2021
Not So Sweet Dreams
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CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Harvard dream researcher Deirdre Barrett about her Covid-19 dream survey and why we're having good and bad dreams a year into this pandemic. This is an update to a May 1, 2020 episode. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 25, 2021
The Latest from Wuhan
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Zoologist and president of EcoHealth Alliance Peter Daszak has just returned from Wuhan, China. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to him about what it’s like there now, and his findings as part of a World Health Organization investigation. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 24, 2021
Covid’s Long Haulers
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The United States reached an unfathomable milestone: 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. As we honor those lost to the pandemic, there are still many among us who continue to live with persistent symptoms of the virus. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta discusses post-Covid syndrome and speaks with patients who describe themselves as "long haulers". To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 23, 2021
Honoring a Forgotten Medical Pioneer
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Black women have made significant contributions to medicine and public health but all too often, their stories are overlooked and forgotten. Today, we’re honoring the life of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, a pioneer in our country’s medical history as the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in the United States, back in the 1860s.     To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 22, 2021
Asian Americans are Americans, Too
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A disturbing spate of recent attacks on Asian Americans is the latest reminder of the bigotry this community has faced throughout the pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about the history of discrimination against the Asian American Pacific Islander community, and what can be done now to address it.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 19, 2021
Are We Still Uncomfortably Numb?
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In the United States alone, nearly half a million people have now died from the coronavirus. Rationally, we know this is devastating. But emotionally, why can we feel so removed from it? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Associate Professor Azim Shariff about the limits of human empathy, and what a computer game might teach us about our response to this pandemic.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 18, 2021
When Will Schools Truly Be Safe?
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What does the latest CDC guidance mean for the safe return to classrooms? Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Evan McMorris-Santoro explain why parents and teachers don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to in-person learning; the effectiveness of key mitigation strategies; and whether there can ever be true safety without teacher vaccinations. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 17, 2021
Vaccine FAQs
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In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers listeners’ questions about the vaccine, from new avenues of distribution to side effects to the question on everyone’s mind: What am I allowed to do now that I’ve had my shots? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 16, 2021
Death Can Wait
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Black faith leaders around the country are working together to combat vaccine hesitancy in their communities. Today, Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN's senior writer on race & equality, speaks to Reverend Horace Sheffield in Detroit, about what he and other pastors around the country are doing to help their congregations through this crisis.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 15, 2021
Why I'm Optimistic
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More than 33 million Americans have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNtech or Moderna. Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine candidate could receive an emergency use authorization in the coming weeks. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is optimistic, and he’s going to tell you why.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 12, 2021
When Cupid Met Corona
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As Valentine’s Day approaches, we explore how our relationships and dating lives have been impacted by this pandemic. Biological anthropologist and Match.com Chief Scientific Adviser, Helen Fisher shares some of the ways looking for companionship has changed.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 11, 2021
No, You Can’t Buy a Vaccine Online
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Be careful as authorities warn of emerging scams related to the Covid-19 vaccine. CNN’s law enforcement and national security correspondent, Josh Campbell walks you through the different types of scams out there and how you can protect yourself. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 10, 2021
Pregnancy And Vaccines
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With the authorization of two Covid-19 vaccines, pregnant women around the country are wondering if they should get the shot when their time comes. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Emily S. Miller, an obstetrician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s COVID-19 task force to answer listener questions.      To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 09, 2021
Why Some Black People Aren't Ready to Get the Vaccine
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Surveys have shown that Black Americans have been more hesitant than White Americans to get a Covid-19 vaccine. CNN Correspondent Stephanie Elam enrolled in a vaccine trial in the hope that other Black people would see someone like them going through the process. On today’s episode, Stephanie speaks with a nurse who still isn’t ready to get the vaccine. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 08, 2021
A Pandemic Super Bowl
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Super Bowl LV is happening this weekend and it won't be your regular championship game. The CDC and the NFL teamed up to study not only how the league played through a pandemic, but how the general public could benefit from the lessons they learned. NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills tells CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta why he thinks the 2020-21 season was worth the risk.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 05, 2021
Predictions for Post-Pandemic Life
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The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight, but there are still a lot of unknowns. When will life go back to normal? How do we grieve all the people we’ve lost? And what will be the long-term effects on our society? In today’s episode, physician and sociologist Dr. Nicholas Christakis shares his opinion on what lies ahead for our post-pandemic world. Check out the accompanying video. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 04, 2021
Redressing Racism in US Health Care
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Inequities and racism continue to exist within the U.S. health care system and profoundly impact Black communities. It’s a complex history that’s often misunderstood. Sanjay will interview Dr. Leon McDougle, president of the National Medical Association. Dr. McDougle is an expert in racial disparities in health care and will discuss the organization’s history and how the past can shine some light on the challenges of reaching Black Americans with the COVID-19 vaccine. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 03, 2021
The Vaccine Hustle
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Older adults around the country are struggling to get a vaccine appointment thanks to limited supply, overwhelmed phone lines, dysfunctional websites. Today, CNN checks in with seniors on the search and tries to figure out why this is happening.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 02, 2021
Double Masking, N95s, and the Latest Mask Guidance
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Masks are crucial, but not all of them are created equal. The N95 respirator mask has been the gold standard from the beginning, and our need for its efficacy is only becoming clearer. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about the latest guidance on mask wearing, and how to upgrade the masks you may already have. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Feb 01, 2021
Presenting Science Vs.: Hunting A Killer Virus
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An adventuring Swedish doctor takes on a decades-long medical mystery: What exactly was the 1918 flu? This week, we’re sharing an episode of Science Vs, a podcast from Gimlet, a Spotify Studio. They talk to Dr. Johan Hultin, Eileen Hultin, Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger, Ann Reid, Rita Olanna and Annie Conger.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 29, 2021
Biden’s New Covid Team
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The Biden administration is beginning to put its Covid-19 strategy into action and lay out their plans to bring this pandemic to an end. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper spoke to three key members of President Biden’s Covid response team in a CNN Town Hall: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Biden’s Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, and head of the White House’s new Health Equity Task Force Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 28, 2021
A Tale of Two States
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The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines has proven to be a logistical challenge unlike anything the United States has faced before, and some states are handling things better than others. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at some of the different vaccine distribution strategies employed in West Virginia and Georgia, and why one state is doing so much better than the other.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 27, 2021
Restoring Trust in the CDC
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With a new administration in the White House, and a new director at the CDC, there is a lot of hope that the CDC can now more effectively steer the public out of this pandemic and rebuild its reputation in the US and abroad. But doing so is not going to be easy. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with former acting director of the CDC, Dr. Richard Besser, about the challenges that lie ahead.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 26, 2021
How Does Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 Vaccine Work?
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Dr. Dan Barouch is the director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and is helping develop Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine candidate. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to him about how this vaccine is different, and how soon it could reach Americans.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 25, 2021
An Update on Isolation and the Brain
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With the release of two COVID-19 vaccines we’re one step closer to pre-pandemic life. However, after months inside, our social skills may be a bit rusty. Social isolation during the pandemic can have surprising effects on the brain. Research suggests our social skills may be suffering. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to University of Chicago Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Stephanie Cacioppo about how and why this is happening. This episode originally aired on Sept. 15. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 22, 2021
The Year That Changed Everything
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It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since Covid-19 made its way into the United States. One year ago, this week, a man walked into a clinic in Washington state, becoming the first patient to test positive for Covid-19 in the US. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks back on the painful lessons of this tragic year To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 21, 2021
Biden’s Pandemic Playbook
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With a new presidential administration comes new opportunities to slow the transmission of Covid-19. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about some of President Joe Biden’s goals, and what experts would recommend he do first. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 20, 2021
Where are the Rapid Tests?
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We usually have to wait days to get the results from our nose-swab PCR tests, and meanwhile, we might be spreading the virus without even knowing it. What if instead we could all be tested twice a week and know the results in just minutes? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Harvard epidemiologist Dr. Michael Mina about the game-changing potential of affordable at-home rapid testing.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 19, 2021
On the Razor's Edge
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One in three LA County residents have tested positive for the virus and hospitals are struggling to treat everyone who needs critical care. CNN Correspondent Sara Sidner has been covering the devastation for months. Today she has a frank conversation with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta about why things have gotten so bad and how difficult it's been to report on the front lines of this crisis. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 18, 2021
The Hunt for Disease X
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As human activity ventures further into the wilderness, scientists believe more diseases will emerge. CNN Senior International Correspondent Sam Kiley takes Sanjay on a journey deep into the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the hunt for the next pandemic pathogen continues.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 15, 2021
What Kids Want and Need Right Now
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For a lot of children, the pandemic has been an unsettling time.  Socializing is limited, school is not the same, and parents are often stressed out themselves. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with psychologist and best-selling author Lisa Damour about what children want and need right now. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 14, 2021
Covid-19’s Mental Health Toll on Healthcare Workers
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Some people call the mental and emotional stress that healthcare workers have faced this past year ‘burnout.’ But burnout existed in the industry long before Covid-19. So what do you call something that’s more exhausting and enduring than that? Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with emergency physician Dr. Megan Ranney and psychiatrist Dr. Jessi Gold about the mental health effects of their jobs. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 13, 2021
This Is Your Brain on Stress
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A lot of people have been feeling stressed out by this pandemic, and unfortunately, it’s been that way for a while now, but what is this unrelenting stress doing to our brains? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Stanford University neuroscientist Prof. Robert Sapolsky about the potentially damaging effects of chronic stress on the human brain, and what we can do to help. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 12, 2021
Your Vaccine Questions Answered
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What’s the latest news about vaccines, and what are the delays with the rollout? In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers listener questions about the distribution process and post-vaccination transmission.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 11, 2021
The Long Way Home
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Imagine a country that is not under a strict lockdown or scrambling to find hospital beds to care for Covid patients; where people regularly dine and drink inside. This country exists –it’s Singapore. One of our associate producers, Emily Liu, makes the trip back home, to a place where life feels almost normal again.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 08, 2021
When the Virus Mutates
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New variants of the coronavirus are circulating around the globe and causing some concern among experts. One in particular, variant B.1.1.7, has been found to more easily spread from one person to another.  This new variant has already been identified in several states in the US. To understand how this will affect the course of the pandemic, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with virologist Angela Rasmussen.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 07, 2021
Pharmacy Deserts
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Vaccine distribution in the U.S. is going to rely on local pharmacies and supermarkets, but what if your neighborhood doesn’t have either? CNN's Omar Jimenez takes a closer look at "pharmacy deserts" and the impact they can have on communities trying to access the coronavirus vaccine. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 06, 2021
The Covid-19 Eviction Crisis
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By the end of the month,millions of people across the country will be teetering on the brink of eviction. In this episode, CNN Business reporter Anna Bahney tells the story of a young family that started the year ready to buy their dream home - and ended the year evicted from it. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 05, 2021
Teen Scientist Discovers Potential Covid-19 Treatment
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Fourteen-year-old Anika Chebrolu is the 2020 winner of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hands things over to her to talk about her discovery of a potential therapy for Covid-19.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jan 04, 2021
New Year's Hopes and Dreams
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What is the first thing you want to do when it is safe to see your friends and family again? In our last episode of the year, we share your biggest hopes and dreams for a brighter 2021.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 29, 2020
Sanjay and Anderson Cooper Say Goodbye to 2020
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For nearly a year, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been a constant presence in our lives, reporting on Covid-19. In this special episode, he opens up to Anderson Cooper about what it's been like to cover the pandemic every single day. Together, they reflect on the unprecedented lessons and losses of 2020, while sharing their hopes for the year ahead. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 28, 2020
The Power of Touch
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Just about everyone in the world right now appears to be experiencing less touch. There’s less hugging, less hand shaking. Even people who are living with others during the pandemic report very little physical engagement. Researchers know that touch can have important biochemical benefits for health and wellbeing. Dr Sanjay Gupta talks to Professor Tiffany Field of the Touch Research Institute about what these months without touch are doing to our bodies, and how can we reclaim some of the benefits of touch in the Covid-19 era. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 22, 2020
Covid Christmas Tale
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How are we supposed to gather around the Christmas tree... if we need to stay six feet apart? On today’s episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Stephen Arnold, President of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas, about the unique challenges of this holiday season and what we can do to celebrate safely.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 21, 2020
Dr. Gupta Gets Vaccinated
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Did you know that Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon? As a health care worker, he is at a higher risk for contracting the coronavirus so on Friday, he received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Listen in as he shares his firsthand experience and why he feels confident about the safety of the vaccine. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 19, 2020
A Spoonful of Hope
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Nearly 60 years ago, Americans witnessed the roll out of a polio vaccine that would change lives and the way we fight disease. Writer and producer Jeffrey Sherman was a child when he took the vaccine, at the time delivered by sugar cube. It turns out that small act inspired an American classic. He talks to CNN writer Tom Lake about the experience and why it’s so relevant today. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 18, 2020
The NFL's Covid Crisis
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The NFL playoffs are just weeks away but the league is still figuring out how to defeat its most formidable opponent to date: Covid-19. A flurry of outbreaks have delayed games and sidelined players on multiple teams. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with former NFL player and CNN sports anchor, Coy Wire, about how the league is responding to spikes and playing through it’s most unique season in history.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 17, 2020
Anti-Vaxxers and Worries About Vaccine Hesitancy
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Covid-19 vaccine distribution is finally rolling out, but some Americans are still skeptical. CNN Correspondent Elle Reeve travels to rural Tennessee to hear people’s concerns and speak with medical and policy experts about how to overcome vaccine hesitancy through building trust.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 16, 2020
Delivering the Vaccine
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This week, nearly three million doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine will be delivered to more than 600 vaccination sites around the country. Today, CNN Aviation Correspondent Pete Muntean takes us behind the scenes of this historic operation and tells us about the journey of a vial of vaccine from manufacture to injection.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 15, 2020
FDA Authorizes First Covid-19 Vaccine
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The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech that will start reaching the most at-risk Americans today. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks through the final hurdles the vaccine had to clear over the weekend. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 14, 2020
A Sisterhood of Nurses and a Universe of Grief
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With almost 300,000 people lost to Covid-19 in the United States, CNN immigration reporter Catherine Shoichet tells the story of one community’s staggering loss. Meet the sisterhood of Filipino nurses who have seen each other through everything: a new life in America, marriage, children, and now, a deadly pandemic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 11, 2020
Vaccine Warrior Kizzmekia Corbett
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Kizzmekia Corbett is a 34-year-old viral immunologist, and she might help save the world. She leads the coronavirus vaccine research at the National Institutes of Health, and the mRNA vaccine they’ve developed in collaboration with Moderna has reported an astounding 94.5% efficacy. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Corbett about her groundbreaking research, the pressures of a global pandemic and her suggestions for those trying to battle vaccine hesitancy.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 10, 2020
A Conversation with FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn
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With a vaccine rollout underway in the United Kingdom, the Food and Drug Administration could issue emergency use authorization to a Covid-19 vaccine this week in the U.S. What happens next? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn about the decision-making process.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 09, 2020
What it’s like to be part of a Covid-19 Trial
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Very soon, the first Covid-19 vaccine could be authorized for public use in the United States. Is it like a flu shot? What are the side effects? Today, Dr. Sanjay Gupta sits down with Yasir Batalvi, a volunteer in Moderna’s vaccine trial, to walk us through what it may be like to get the vaccine. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 08, 2020
Q&A on Vaccines with Dr. Anthony Fauci
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When and where can you get the vaccine? Can you choose which one you get? Dr. Anthony Fauci answers all your questions about the vaccine at a CNN Town Hall. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 07, 2020
Broadway Revival
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New York's theater district has been dark since March. Broadway was one of the first industries shut down by the pandemic and it may be one of the last to reopen. Actress Jessica Rush shares what she misses about the stage, and Tony Award-winning producer Kevin McCollum tells CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta what it will take for Broadway to make a comeback. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 04, 2020
A Weird School Year So Far
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In the early months of the pandemic much of the country was in disarray, including schools. Now that the fall semester is almost over, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN Correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro talk about how parents, students and educators are navigating a school year plagued by severe teacher burnout and a record increase in failing grades.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 03, 2020
The mRNA Breakthrough
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How do you fight a pandemic? With cutting edge technology. Two of the new Covid-19 vaccines applying for FDA approval rely on a novel approach that uses mRNA to turn the human body into an internal vaccine factory. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to mRNA researcher Dr. Drew Weissman about the groundbreaking science behind these new vaccines and what it might mean for the future of medicine.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 02, 2020
Fighting Hunger and Shame in a Pandemic
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Millions of families across the country have lost some of their income because of the pandemic and are struggling to put food on the table. In today’s episode, CNN’s Senior National Correspondent Kyung Lah visits one family in Los Angeles.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Dec 01, 2020
Holiday Shopping is a Mixed Bag
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Coronavirus has changed a lot about this holiday season. And the pandemic-induced recession means the way people spend their money is different too. One portion of the country may be spending big, while the other struggles to get by. CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans explains how the entire holiday shopping window is different this year and what that means for all of us.     To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 30, 2020
Thanksgiving with the Guptas
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Many Thanksgiving gatherings will be a bit smaller this year. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses his own plans for the holiday and how his family will try to keep certain traditions alive in this unusual year. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 24, 2020
Holiday Air Travel
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The C.D.C. recommends against traveling for Thanksgiving, as infection rates are on the rise nationwide. But the airline industry is still expecting a surge in people flying, and scientists have found that air travel is relatively low risk. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes his first flight since March, and CNN correspondent Pete Muntean talks through ways to keep safe on a plane.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 23, 2020
One Handshake Away From Heaven
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CNN Senior Writer Thomas Lake tells the story of a pastor in small-town South Carolina who’s doing what he can to minister to his flock.  Among his responsibilities, honoring those who’ve died from Covid-19 — even as he tries to avoid becoming one of them.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 20, 2020
Emergency Use Authorization Explained
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There is promising data from two drug companies with vaccines in the works, but what comes next? One way of speeding the process is an Emergency Use Authorization. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to the Yale School of Public Health’s Jason Schwartz about EUAs and their role in this pandemic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 19, 2020
Who Gets the Vaccine First?
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With promising data coming out of multiple trials, the country is now looking at how to distribute a potential Covid-19 vaccine to the public. But who will get it first? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with bioethicist Art Caplan about the many decisions that must be made before sending any vaccine throughout the country and around the world. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 18, 2020
Mice Lie and Monkeys Exaggerate
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Several vaccine companies have announced promising early evidence that their vaccines are effective at preventing symptoms of a coronavirus infection. So what comes next? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to vaccine creator and virology and immunology expert, Dr. Paul Offit about what it takes to get an idea for a vaccine from in the lab into the bodies of people around the world.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 17, 2020
Infection Rates and Questions On the Rise
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The U.S. is setting devastating new records nine months into this pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers listener questions amidst this time of growing uncertainty.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 16, 2020
We’re in a Humanitarian Crisis
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Almost a quarter of a million people have died of Covid-19 in the United States. The country is now seeing record-breaking case numbers. Dr. Sanjay Gupta makes an emotional plea for us to start treating the pandemic like the crisis it is, before it is too late. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 13, 2020
A Surge in South Dakota
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South Dakota has had one of the worst spikes of Covid-19 cases in the country, with the positivity rate now climbing above 50%. And still, the state has never instituted a mask mandate or full lockdown. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Tom Dean, a family physician in a rural part of the state, about how his community is grappling with this latest outbreak. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 12, 2020
The Mystery of the Viral Dose
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Why does Covid-19 make some people so much sicker than others? Risk factors and pre-existing conditions are part of it, but could there still be another factor? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi about the possible role of viral dose in this pandemic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 11, 2020
The President-Elect's Pandemic Plan
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Even before the presidential election was called for the former vice president, Joe Biden promised to take the country’s pandemic response in a dramatically different direction. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the president-elect's plan, as well as promising recent vaccine news from Pfizer.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 10, 2020
Flushing Out the Virus
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Universities, nursing homes, and even entire cities are turning to an unlikely tool to monitor the spread of the coronavirus: sewage water.  CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to infectious disease physician Dr. Amy Mathers about how sewage testing is playing out on the campus of the University of Virginia, and how researchers around the country could use the testing to detect the virus early. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 09, 2020
Singing in the Silent Spring
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When life as we know it was put on pause by the pandemic, nature flourished. In this episode, scientists Elizabeth Derryberry and Jennifer Phillips take us birdwatching in San Francisco to find out why some birds are changing their tune. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 06, 2020
The Scalpel and the Sledgehammer
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All over Europe, nationwide lockdowns are being put in place as the continent tries to weather the second wave of coronavirus infections. But before several countries turned to these measures, they tried something else first. CNN London-based reporter Salma Abdelaziz traces the months of controversy that have led to the beginning of England’s second national lockdown today. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 05, 2020
Your Stress is Showing
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Chronic stress should not be taken lightly. Doctors and dentists around the country are reporting hair loss, skin rashes and cracked teeth that they believe may be connected to stress during the pandemic. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta talks with stress researcher Professor Kate Harkness about how our bodies are impacted by stress and what we all can do about it.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 04, 2020
Breathe In, Breathe Out
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The stress of this the pandemic is getting to us, and today’s election is only heightening the anxiety for some. On today’s podcast, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares some tips for coping with all this extra anxiety. Jeff Warren tells us about his experience with meditation and explains some of the tangible benefits. At the end of the episode, Warren leads us all in a 5-minute guided meditation that can be done even while waiting in line to vote today. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 03, 2020
When Will Life Return to Normal?
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Will things return to “normal” as soon as there is a vaccine? How can we vote safely? What do we know about the flu shot this year? As we head into the winter months, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta clears the air on some of the most common misconceptions about Covid-19. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Nov 02, 2020
Dr. Craig Spencer's Long Haul
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Almost exactly six years ago, Dr. Craig Spencer was getting out of the hospital after being treated for Ebola. But his recovery didn’t end there. He joins CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to talk about how his experience could shed light on the long-term effects of Covid-19. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 30, 2020
The Coronavirus Campaign
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With Election Day less than a week away, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN Political Director David Chalian about the role the pandemic plays in choosing the next president. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 29, 2020
Talking Turkey
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner but Coronavirus cases are surging in some states. Should you bring the family together, keep the celebration local, attend a parade? Whether you're hosting a feast or keeping it virtual, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has some tips. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 28, 2020
Back at the Ball Game
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The World Series is on and fans are in the stands. Watching professional sports, in person, during a pandemic, looks and sounds a lot different. CNN Sports Anchor Andy Scholes takes us inside the stadium for a play by play of the pandemic protocols meant to keep fans and stadium employees safe. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 27, 2020
Halloween Isn't Canceled!
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This Halloween, don’t let the coronavirus scare you away from having fun. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to epidemiologist Dr. Tista Ghosh about alternatives to trick-or-treating and why it’s still important to (safely) celebrate. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 26, 2020
A Dilemma on a Dark Road in Georgia
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CNN Senior Writer Thomas Lake tells the story of a dilemma he faced on a dark road in rural Georgia one night — and his fear that his wife and children might get sick because of a snap decision he made.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 23, 2020
Avoiding the Virus and the Doctor
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Earlier this spring, doctors around the country began to worry that fear of Covid-19 was keeping their patients away. Now, we’re starting to see the consequences of that. Today, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Michelle Kittleson, a cardiologist in Los Angeles, about how we can get those patients back before it’s too late. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 22, 2020
The Mixed Messages on Masks
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Confusion about mask wearing is rampant. The messaging from scientists about the importance of masks is being distorted by noise and conflicting approaches at every level — from the White House all the way down to local government. CNN correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro takes a hyper-local look at the divide over masks in a single community: Scottsdale, Arizona. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 21, 2020
Europe’s Second Wave
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Curfews and closures are spreading in Europe in response to a second wave of the coronavirus. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at where the hot spots are and how different countries are handling them. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 20, 2020
Fact Checking Immunity, Travel & Masks
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How long does our Covid-19 immunity last? Can we still get Covid-19 if we wear a mask? Did travel bans actually save lives? Today, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta breaks down some of the big misconceptions about the pandemic including a few coming from the White House itself. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 19, 2020
Basketball Practice With A Mask On
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Top-ranked women’s college basketball player Rhyne Howard is facing a season like no other. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Howard about staying positive while training during a pandemic, and advocating for social justice.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 16, 2020
Uncomfortably Numb
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Around the world, more than a million people have now died from the coronavirus. Rationally, we know this is devastating, but emotionally, why can we feel so removed from it? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Associate Professor of Psychology Azim Shariff about the limits of human empathy, and what a computer game  might teach us about our response to this pandemic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 15, 2020
The Secretive and Essential Work to Find a Vaccine
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The race is on for a Covid-19 vaccine, but behind the scenes there’s a secretive group that has the power to stop a vaccine trial in its tracks. That’s the Data and Safety Monitoring Board, or DSMB, and they’re the only ones who get a look at the data during the trials. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Susan Ellenberg about her work with Covid-19 DSMBs. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 14, 2020
How Climate Change Affects Covid-19
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Can climate change make pandemics worse? CNN’s Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir talks to Alexander More, Assistant Research Professor at the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, about how a years-long cold weather anomaly worsened the 1918 pandemic, and what that means for us as we head in the winter season of Covid-19.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 13, 2020
Former CDC Directors Speak Out
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CNN’s most recent Global Town Hall featured a conversation with five former CDC directors about how the U.S. is handling this pandemic. Check out today’s episode for excerpts from the special, hosted by Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and anchor Anderson Cooper. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 12, 2020
What a Grocery Manager Won’t Say to Anti-Maskers
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Enforcing Montana’s statewide mask mandate is part of supermarket manager John Steenwyk’s job. It puts him in the crosshairs of anti-maskers, and while he tells them a lot of things to convince them to wear masks, there’s one thing he won’t say to them, even though he could.  CNN Senior Writer Thomas Lake tells the story of a battle over masks playing out in a grocery store at the edge of Yellowstone National Park.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 09, 2020
Taking Attendance in a Virtual School Year
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With the school year underway and so many kids learning remotely, how are schools getting students to show up for class? CNN Correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro talks with school attendance experts about the biggest challenges with online school this year. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 08, 2020
Super Spreading at the White House
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Since the September 26th ceremony at the White House’s Rose Garden, at least 15 people have tested positive for Covid-19, leading some to declare this is a possible super spreader event. But what does that mean? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with CNN Medical Analyst Erin Bromage about what we can learn from this potentially dangerous event. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 07, 2020
The First Patient
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Going all the way back to George Washington, many American presidents have faced serious health issues while in office. But their administrations have often hidden the true state of the president’s health from the public. CNN presidential historian Tim Naftali explores the long history of medical issues — and medical misdirection — in the White House. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 06, 2020
Trump Joins Coronavirus-Positive World Leaders
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Last week the world learned that President Donald Trump had tested positive for Covid-19, joining the list of coronavirus infections with global implications. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at other high-profile cases and the insight they may provide. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 05, 2020
The President Tests Positive
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Overnight, we learned President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for Covid-19. The diagnosis amounts to the most serious known health threat to a sitting American president in decades. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta share the latest information. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 02, 2020
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott Makes a Play
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Soon after the Big 10 conference decided it would play an abbreviated football season, Pac-12 followed suit and announced it would have one, too. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott about prioritizing player safety, and his own experience having Covid-19. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Oct 01, 2020
The Big Ten's Big Decision
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Two months ago, it looked like some of the best college football programs in the country wouldn’t see competition this year. But recently the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences both reversed course and decided to play this fall. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to The Ohio State University’s football team physician Dr. James Borchers about all the back-and-forth.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 30, 2020
Get a Flu Shot!
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Flu season is around the corner, and this year it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot so we can try to avoid a “double-whammy” health crisis with both influenza and Covid-19 hitting the U.S. at once. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your questions about getting the flu shot. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 29, 2020
When Wildfire Season Collides with the Pandemic
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For the American West, this has been one of the worst wildfire seasons in history. On top of working to contain the fires, government leaders and emergency responders have also had to navigate containing the coronavirus. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Kim Toevs, Director of Communicable Disease for Multnomah County, Oregon, about how her community is responding to the fires, while also following Covid health guidelines. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 28, 2020
A Tragic Milestone
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Over 200,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. One model predicts that the number will nearly double by January 1 if people don’t change their behavior. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reflects on reaching a number we should never have gotten to in the first place. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 25, 2020
Inside WHO’s Battle Against the Pandemic
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In a normal year, a job at the World Health Organization is already challenging. Now, it’s front and center in the global battle against Covid-19 while under fire from the President of the United States. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead on Covid-19 for WHO.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 24, 2020
Checking in with Dr. Anthony Fauci
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The US just reached a grim milestone: 200,000 deaths as a result of the novel coronavirus. As part of the Citizen by CNN conference, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci about where the country is now, as well as the science and strategy for how to prevent more lives from being lost. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 23, 2020
Safe Voting 101
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We’re six weeks away from Election Day, and voting may look very different this year. As the coronavirus continues to spread across the nation, it’s not too early to start making a plan for how you’re going to vote. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks safety at the polls and mail-in ballots.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 22, 2020
Safety Questions for Reopening
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As some states move forward with reopening, many people are still uncertain about the safest way to eat out at a restaurant, go to the movies, or hit the gym. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your questions and offers guidance for how public health measures can help keep us safe. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 21, 2020
Mental Health and Coping During Covid
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A recent CDC study suggests more people are experiencing suicidal thoughts since the pandemic hit. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to suicide survivor and mental health advocate Kevin Hines about coping with depression, and how best to help those who are struggling right now. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 18, 2020
3M CEO Mike Roman
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Until six months ago, some of 3M’s best-known products were Post-It Notes and Scotch Tape. Now, the company has gained global attention for being the world’s largest manufacturer of N95 respirator masks. In this episode, CNN anchor Poppy Harlow has an exclusive interview with 3M CEO Mike Roman.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 17, 2020
We’re in a She-cession
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The economic recession caused by Covid-19 has disproportionately affected women, especially women of color. CNN Senior Global Affairs Analyst Bianna Golodryga speaks to Nicole Mason, President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research about how this pandemic has exposed the gaps in our childcare and employment systems. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 16, 2020
Isolation and the Brain
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Social isolation during the pandemic can have surprising effects on the brain. Research suggests our social skills may be suffering. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Stephanie Cacioppo about how and why this is happening.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 15, 2020
Safety vs Speed in the Race for a Vaccine
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The President is pushing for a Covid-19 vaccine before the election, but is that realistic? Or safe? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Moncef Slaoui, Chief Advisor of Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government’s Covid-19 vaccine program. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 14, 2020
The Pandemic Will Be Televised
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The entertainment industry is adapting in all kinds of ways during the pandemic, from mannequins on set to robotic cameras. CNN senior writer Lisa Respers France joins CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss how Covid-19 has impacted the fall TV schedule.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 11, 2020
The Swedish Strategy
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In the early days of the pandemic, Sweden made the decision not to mandate a lockdown and did not require citizens to wear masks. Some have wondered if that decision was an attempt to achieve herd immunity. CNN anchor and correspondent Max Foster has spent time in Sweden and joins CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss the country’s unique strategy for fighting the virus. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 10, 2020
A Conversation With a Covid-19 Vaccine Scientist
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What does it feel like working on something that could save the world? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Hanneke Schuitemaker, PhD, the Global Head of Vaccine Discovery and Translational Medicine at Janssen Pharmaceutica. She reflects on her work leading the team that’s developing a Covid-19 vaccine and the need for diversity in the field. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 09, 2020
Obituaries in the Age of the Coronavirus
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Each person who has died from the coronavirus had a story. When social distancing makes in-person services and memorials a challenge, obituaries can often be the best way to share those stories. Maureen O’Donnell, longtime obituary writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, shares what it’s been like covering the lives of people we’ve lost over the last several months. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 08, 2020
A Frontline Worker at the Breaking Point
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Healthcare worker Parsia Jahanbani’s job might be killing him. Some of his patients are rude to him. He’s working longer and harder, while the rest of the country tries to move beyond the pandemic. CNN Senior Writer Thomas Lake tells the story of a frontline worker at the breaking point. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 04, 2020
Nursing Home Heroes
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Doctors Without Borders has built a reputation parachuting into war zones and natural disasters. Now they are bringing their expertise to American nursing homes hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with the organization's staff about how they’re working to make nursing homes safer for residents and staff. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 03, 2020
The Last Time Schools Opened in a Pandemic
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Around this time 102 years ago, the U.S. was in a similar position as it is today. We've been here before, so why is history repeating itself? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Howard Markel about what we can learn from when schools opened during the influenza pandemic of 1918.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 02, 2020
Covid on Campus
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What’s it like going to college during a pandemic? CNN Senior Global Affairs Analyst Bianna Golodryga talks to a Tulane University freshman about life on campus and the new normal.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Sep 01, 2020
Leading through a Pandemic
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Northwell Health in New York has treated more Covid-19 patients than any other hospital system in the country. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Northwell CEO Michael Dowling about the important lessons his team learned throughout the crisis. His new book is called "Leading Through a Pandemic".  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 31, 2020
Testing 1, 2, 3
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Six months into this pandemic, the United States has not yet scaled up testing enough to help control the coronavirus. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a look at recent testing developments, and answers listener questions. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 28, 2020
A Fall Without Tailgates
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The start of the college football season is just around the corner, but only a few teams will be lining up on the gridiron. The NCAA has cancelled its fall championships, but some football teams are still going ahead with shortened seasons. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline about the risks that college athletes face and how the NCAA is responding. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 27, 2020
Vaccine Trials and Tribulations
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The first U.S. vaccine trial is underway, and it’s missing something important - Black and Latino volunteers. Dr. Elmer Huerta, the host of CNN’s Spanish-language podcast Coronavirus: Realidad vs. Ficción, signed up for the Moderna trial and talks about why the success of a Covid-19 vaccine rests on the participation of minorities. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 26, 2020
Addressing Vaccine Skepticism
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An alarming number of Americans hold negative views about vaccination. So if and when we get a Covid-19 vaccine, will people sign up to receive it? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with vaccine scientist Dr. Peter Hotez about the safety of vaccines. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 25, 2020
The State of Contact Tracing
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Public health experts estimate the United States needs 100,000 to 300,000 contact tracers for Covid-19. But we're still far from that number. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks into the status of contact tracing in the country today, and the challenges that lie ahead. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 24, 2020
Covid-19 and the Brain
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From brain fog to the loss of smell to strokes, we’ve been hearing a lot about the neurological symptoms of Covid-19. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent speaks to Dr. Sherry Chou from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center about how Covid-19 impacts the central nervous system. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 21, 2020
Pandemic Pregnancy Answers
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Today we’re answering your questions about the risks of coronavirus during pregnancy. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Dr. Laura Riley, a high-risk obstetrician who has been delivering babies in New York City throughout the pandemic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 20, 2020
Open the Window: Talking about Airborne Transmission
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Can the novel coronavirus be spread through the air? And if so, what can we do to make sure the air inside our homes and buildings is as clean as possible? Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Joseph Allen, Director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, about the science behind airborne transmission. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 19, 2020
The Long Haulers
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Shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and memory loss. Some Covid-19 survivors continue to struggle with symptoms long after they’ve recovered from the initial infections. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates the mysterious lingering effects of Covid-19.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 18, 2020
Why I'm Not Sending My Kids Back to School
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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gets personal about why his family made the difficult decision not to send his three children back to "in-person" classes this Fall.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 17, 2020
Inside the NBA Bubble with Coach Popovich
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Last month, the NBA resumed its season from within a “bubble” facility in Orlando, where players are isolated and tested regularly. And so far, it seems to be working. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hears about life inside the bubble from Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 14, 2020
‘On the Edge of the Abyss’: Covid-19 in Beirut
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On the morning of the deadly explosion that tore through the Lebanese capital of Beirut, the city’s main public hospital was already approaching full capacity from coronavirus patients. Now, with hospitals heavily damaged and overwhelmed with the injured from the blast, how does the city deal with the rising threat of the pandemic? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN International Correspondent Ben Wedeman in Beirut.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 13, 2020
Tyler Perry's Camp Quarantine
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When the pandemic brought most of Hollywood to a standstill, Tyler Perry figured out a way to get his production studio up and running again. He set up a quarantine bubble where his cast and crew could live and work, safely, for the entire duration of production. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Tyler Perry about how he pulled it off, and what the experience was like on the inside.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 12, 2020
Childhood, Interrupted
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In a moving audio essay, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta opens up about his thoughts and fears for his children as they grow up in this pandemic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 11, 2020
Reality Check with Dr. Anthony Fauci
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, hasn’t been appearing at White House briefings as much lately, but he’s still finding ways to connect with the public. He spoke to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently as part of a special forum hosted by Harvard’s T. H. Chan School Public Health.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 10, 2020
Class in a Church Graveyard
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School life in Denmark during a pandemic looks a little different. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Susanne Gargiulo, a journalist in Denmark, about how her country has reopened schools successfully. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 07, 2020
Digital Divide: Making the Connection in Schools
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About 17% of all students in the U.S. do not have the technology or internet access they need to log into school at home. Now that many schools will be teaching virtually this fall, how will those students get the tools they need to connect? CNN Correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro talks with the head of Detroit Public Schools Nikolai Vitti about his plan for getting every student online by the start of the school year. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 06, 2020
"This Is A War": Reopening Colleges
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The logistics of reopening colleges during a pandemic are incredibly complicated. Can it be done safely? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores this question with former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, head of the University of Arizona’s reopening task force, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, an infectious disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 05, 2020
A Tale of Two Teachers
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Across the country school districts are deciding whether to start the new school year in person. For many teachers, this uncertainty has left them anxious. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes us into the experience of two high school teachers from opposite sides of the country as they grapple with what they’ll do if they’re asked to return to the classroom. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 04, 2020
“Year of Flexibility”: The Great Education Experiment
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How does one of the largest school districts in the country plan for 200,000 K-12 students to start the year, virtually? CNN’s Bianna Golodryga speaks with Dr. Grenita Lathan, the interim superintendent of the Houston Independent School District about her decision to keep students and teachers out of the classroom when they first “return” to school and how “in-person” learning may eventually be achieved. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Aug 03, 2020
Back to School Jitters
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We’re kicking off a week of episodes dedicated to how kids, teachers and parents are grappling with back to school safety. What are the best solutions for in-person or remote learning? Will there be a "Covid slide" in childhood education? What's a pod? Today, CNN  anchor Laura Jarrett joins Dr. Sanjay Gupta to answer some of your most pressing questions. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 31, 2020
Inside the World’s Longest Lockdown
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The Philippine capital Manila currently holds the record for the world’s longest and strictest lockdown. During that time, tens of thousands of people were arrested for violating quarantine rules, and the government under President Rodrigo Duterte shut down one of the country's largest TV networks and passed a controversial anti-terrorism bill. In this episode, CNN International producer Ben Westcott, along with journalists Maria Ressa and The Washington Post’s Regine Cabato, take you to a part of the world where a public health crisis is met by force. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 30, 2020
Hopeful News About Antibodies
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Throughout the pandemic there’s been a big question: Will recovering from the virus or being treated by an effective vaccine provide lasting immunity? CNN Contributor Erin Bromage shares why new studies from the last few weeks make him more hopeful than ever that the answer could be yes. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 29, 2020
Ask Me Anything
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In today's episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers important new questions from listeners. From vaccines and testing delays to outdoor running and marching band practice, Dr. Gupta shares the latest guidance. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 28, 2020
Kickoff: Football's Big Test
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This year’s NFL season is scheduled to start on September 10, but players are headed to training camps starting this week. The league and its players have been going back and forth for weeks on Covid-19 safety procedures. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills about the steps the league will take to protect players, staff and fans. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 27, 2020
‘The Perfect Storm’: Covid-19 and the Latino Population
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More likely to be essential workers and less likely to have insurance, the country’s Latino population has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Alta-Med Chief Operating Officer Dr. Efrain Talamantes about how Covid-19 has highlighted racial disparities the Latino community faces. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 24, 2020
The Child Care Centers That Never Closed
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When the pandemic hit, most schools and child care centers in the country closed.  But a few places throughout the country stayed open. Even when the pandemic was at its worst, they provided care to the children of essential workers. CNN anchor Laura Jarrett takes us into one of these facilities to find out what it can teach us about the path forward for other schools and day cares. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 23, 2020
Realist or Alarmist? Q&A with Dr. Fauci
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As coronavirus cases in the United States near four million, CNN checks in with the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. CNN anchor Jake Tapper asks Dr. Fauci about schools, testing, vaccines and his relationship with President Trump. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 22, 2020
Demystifying the Vaccine
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A recent vaccine trial from Oxford University shows promising preliminary results, suggesting the vaccine can produce immune responses that may protect people against infection. Dr. Sanjay Gupta spoke with Dr. Barney Graham, the deputy director of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health, about the science behind vaccines and how they work. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 21, 2020
Mixed Messages
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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. James Curran, dean of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, about setbacks possibly caused by inconsistent leadership through this pandemic.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 20, 2020
Are the Kids All Right?
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As the start of the school year fast approaches, there is more confusion about whether it will be safe to return to the classroom. Many teachers and families worry about the role kids might play in spreading the virus. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with former acting CDC director Richard Besser about the risks and rewards of sending children back to school, as well as the importance of following public health guidance.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 17, 2020
The View from Africa
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Many experts braced for the worst and predicted a Covid-19 crisis in Africa. But while numbers have climbed up in some countries like South Africa, the continent has largely escaped the worst of the pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN International Correspondent David McKenzie, who’s based in South Africa, on how the continent has lived with the pandemic so far. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 16, 2020
Behind the N95 Mask
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Peter Tsai isn’t exactly a household name, but his invention is. In 1995 he patented the fabric used to make N95 masks, which are one of the most effective face coverings to prevent the spread of Covid-19. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Tsai about the role his creation has come to play in this global pandemic.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 15, 2020
Trouble in the Sunshine State
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Over the weekend, Florida set a record for the most coronavirus cases reported in a single day. CNN correspondent Rosa Flores has been reporting from the state for months and joins Dr. Sanjay Gupta to talk about how the virus got so out of control. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 14, 2020
Clearing Up Some Covid Confusion
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How long is a Covid-19 test accurate for? Is it safe for visitors to see your newborn? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers these frequently asked questions about the coronavirus. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 13, 2020
Delta CEO Ed Bastian on the Future of Flying
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The airline industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. Potential flyers have serious questions about whether airlines are doing enough to protect their health. CNN anchor and Boss Files host Poppy Harlow speaks with Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian about how one of the largest airlines in the world is responding to the coronavirus. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 10, 2020
Immune System 101
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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hands things over to immunologist and CNN contributor Erin Bromage to talk about how our bodies respond to, fight off and succumb to Covid-19.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 09, 2020
Classroom Chaos
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How do we safely reopen schools in the middle of a pandemic? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta turns to CNN’s Bianna Golodryga and Evan McMorris-Santoro, who have been covering the impact of Covid-19 on education. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 08, 2020
Protect Yourself Against Contact Tracing Scams
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Contact tracing is an essential part of the public health effort to slow the spread of the virus. But it has also become a new opportunity for scammers trying to collect sensitive financial information. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, explains how to work with real contract tracing divisions without getting scammed by the impersonators.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 07, 2020
Dr. Elmer Huerta on Coronavirus in Latin America
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Several of the top 10 countries with the highest coronavirus fatality rates are in Latin America. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to CNN Espanol’s senior medical writer Dr. Elmer Huerta about the region that’s become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 06, 2020
Happy Birthday, America. Get Well Soon.
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This Fourth of July isn’t just a day of celebration - it’s a test of our discipline to slow the spread of Coronavirus. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to the United States as if it were his patient about how we can get back on track. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Jul 03, 2020