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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March 2, 2021 11 min
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 com...
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March 1, 2021 11 min
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
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February 26, 2021 11 min
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 c...
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February 25, 2021 13 min
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
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February 24, 2021 16 min
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
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February 23, 2021 11 min
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/p...
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February 22, 2021 13 min
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
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February 19, 2021 12 min
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
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February 18, 2021 14 min
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 list...
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February 17, 2021 12 min
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
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February 16, 2021 10 min
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
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February 15, 2021 14 min
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
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February 12, 2021 8 min
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
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February 11, 2021 10 min
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
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February 10, 2021 9 min
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
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February 9, 2021 10 min
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 prote...
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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
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February 5, 2021 16 min
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 p...
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February 4, 2021 9 min
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 listen...
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February 3, 2021 11 min
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...
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