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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July 3, 2020 7 min
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.
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We’re really just at the beginning of this pandemic. Until there’s a vaccine, we could be living with this virus for a long time. How did we lose control? And where do we go from here? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. 
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The pandemic is taxing everyone’s mental health. But not all people are impacted equally. According to the CDC, young people and people of color are the most likely to report symptoms of anxiety and depression. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to a young woman and a psychiatrist about why this is happening and how to cope.
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is contributing hundreds of millions of dollars toward Covid-19 vaccine trials. In this episode, Bill Gates sits down with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper to discuss the prospect of developing a vaccine.
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June 29, 2020 10 min
As Pride Month comes to a close, we reflect on 40 years ago when the world lived through another epidemic that suffered from misinformation and government inaction - the AIDS crisis. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with culture and politics writer Brandon Tensley about lessons from the AIDS epidemic that could help the country better manage Covid-19 today.
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June 26, 2020 16 min
The pandemic forced nearly every sports league in the world to cancel or postpone games. But now, athletes are considering a return to the game. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to legendary sports commentator Bob Costas about how the forthcoming seasons will work and whether they’re worth the risk.
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June 25, 2020 15 min
One of the top concerns we hear from listeners is whether it is safe for grandparents to visit their grandchildren in person. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta asks that question to infectious disease and geriatrics specialist Dr. Preeti Malani.
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June 24, 2020 12 min
South Korea has been widely praised as a Covid-19 success story. How did they do it? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to CNN reporter Paula Hancocks in Seoul about how South Korea has learned to live with the virus.
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June 23, 2020 8 min
The ability to work from home is a privilege for many but it also comes with unique stressors. While working remotely decreases your exposure to the coronavirus, it can also lead to feelings of loneliness and a difficult juggle for working parents. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about work-from-home burnout and strategies for coping with it. 
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We are over four months into the Covid-19 pandemic and the U.S. still doesn't have the testing capabilities, contact tracing, or political buy-in that many other countries have used to fight this virus. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Dr. Zeke Emanuel, an oncologist and bioethicist who has advised President Obama and now, Vice President Biden’s campaign. They address what the U.S. government got ri...
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June 19, 2020 14 min
President Trump and Vice President Pence made comments this week suggesting panic about an increase in infections is overblown. But in nearly half the country, case counts are on the rise. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains where the US really stands today.
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June 18, 2020 10 min
Some people are responsible for spreading the virus more than others. These people have been called "super spreaders," but are they really different from the rest of us? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Professor Elizabeth McGraw, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State University, about who or what a super spreader is. 
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It sometimes seems like country’s attention is shifting away from Covid-19's devastating death toll, which is projected to reach 200,000 by October, as several states see record numbers of cases on a daily basis. Today, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to his long-time friend and colleague Dr. Nick Boulis about it was it was like volunteer to work shifts inside Emory’s Covid-19 intensive care unit. What he...
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Last week, an official at the World Health Organization said asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus appears to be rare. They’ve since clarified their remarks. CNN’s Chief Medial Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sets the record straight on who can transmit the virus.
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It’s World Refugee Day on June 20, a time to commemorate the most vulnerable populations around the world. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta turns to Bex Wright, who covers the Rohingya refugee crisis for CNN, and David Miliband, the CEO of the International Rescue Committee, to talk about how we can never be free of a global pandemic unless everywhere in the world is safe.
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June 12, 2020 13 min
For many of us, it's been months since we started sheltering-in-place. And it's exhausting. Now, as states begin to reopen and social distancing rules are relaxed, how do we decide what is safe to do and what isn't? And what about those of us who haven't had the luxury of staying at home? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to experts about quarantine fatigue and how we should move forward with...
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June 11, 2020 11 min
Across the country, local officials are hiring people to track down anyone who may have been exposed to Covid-19. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Syra Madad, an epidemiologist and special pathogens expert, about the importance and process of contact tracing. 
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June 10, 2020 7 min
The majority of Covid-19 patients will recover from the virus, but what does that recovery look like? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with a patient in recovery about his experience in the weeks since leaving the hospital. Medical expert Dr. Reynold Panetierri weighs in on some of the potential long-term health consequences.
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From washing masks to house visits and summer travel, CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta tackles some recent questions from our listeners.  
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June 8, 2020 13 min
The pandemic forced many American college campuses to close and move classes online. Some are now wondering whether the high cost of college tuition is worth it. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta talks with NYU Professor Scott Galloway about what Galloway believes may be a disruption of higher education.
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