Chasing Life

Chasing Life

For the first time in more than a year, many of us are ready to imagine the next chapter of our lives. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is on a mission to help us approach our new normal mindfully, finding a balance between self-care and productivity, and talking to doctors and researchers about the surprising science behind how we can thrive. It’s time to chase life again.

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May 3, 2021 2 min
For the first time in more than a year, many of us are imagining the next chapter of our lives. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is on a mission to help us approach our new normal mindfully as we balance self-care and productivity. We'll talk to doctors and researchers about the surprising science behind how we can thrive. It’s time to chase life again. New episodes starting May 11th. To learn more about how CN...
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This podcast was born out of a deep need to more fully understand what was happening to our lives, in our country and around the world, during a time of great uncertainty and instability. But now it feels like we, in the United States, may finally be turning a corner. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says goodbye to the podcast he’s hosted for 14 months and almost 300 episodes, and introduces us to a new series for ...
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April 29, 2021 16 min
When we look back on this pandemic, who and what will we remember? Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is at the top of that list for many. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Fauci about the past year-plus of non-stop press conferences and media appearances, and about what comes next. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.co...
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April 28, 2021 5 min
Covid-19 outbreaks have ripped through America’s correctional facilities, but access to the vaccines inside prisons and jails still varies state by state. On today’s episode, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Zachary Rosner about current vaccination efforts in New York City’s correctional system and why it’s so important to get this high-risk population vaccinated.   To learn more about how CNN pro...
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April 27, 2021 9 min
India is fighting a devastating second wave of Covid-19 that has ravaged communities and hospitals across the country. In today’s episode, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains what went wrong and why it matters to everyone worldwide. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
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April 26, 2021 8 min
Pandemics and apocalyptic diseases have long fascinated both writers and readers, but will we want to read about living through Covid-19? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hears from writers and industry experts about the past and future of pandemics in fiction. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
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April 23, 2021 11 min
Filmmaker Tyler Perry is receiving an honorary Academy Award this weekend, so for today’s podcast, we revisit a conversation between CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Perry about the quarantine bubble he set up at his studio in Atlanta last summer. They talk about how Perry built his bubble and successfully restarted production without any positive Covid-19 cases on set, and what the experience was like on the ...
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April 22, 2021 9 min
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
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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 li...
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April 20, 2021 11 min
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...
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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
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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
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April 15, 2021 7 min
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
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April 14, 2021 10 min
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
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April 13, 2021 6 min
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
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April 12, 2021 12 min
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
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April 9, 2021 14 min
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 ...
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April 8, 2021 11 min
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
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April 7, 2021 8 min
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 lear...
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April 6, 2021 10 min
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
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