Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction

Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction

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.... Show More

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October 23, 2020 10 min
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
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October 22, 2020 13 min
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
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October 21, 2020 13 min
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...
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October 20, 2020 7 min
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
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October 19, 2020 9 min
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
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October 16, 2020 11 min
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
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October 15, 2020 14 min
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 li...
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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 pr...
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October 13, 2020 11 min
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
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October 12, 2020 12 min
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
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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 ...
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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
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October 7, 2020 10 min
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.c...
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October 6, 2020 11 min
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
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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
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October 2, 2020 3 min
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
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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
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September 30, 2020 14 min
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 pri...
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September 29, 2020 9 min
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
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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 h...
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