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.

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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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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
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April 2, 2021 12 min
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 ...
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April 1, 2021 11 min
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 protec...
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March 31, 2021 13 min
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
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March 30, 2021 13 min
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
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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 prot...
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March 26, 2021 14 min
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 ...
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March 25, 2021 9 min
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
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March 24, 2021 9 min
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
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