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 Aug 19, 2020
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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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Mental Health and Coping During Covid
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A recent CDC study suggests more people are experiencing suicidal thoughts since the pandemic hit. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to suicide survivor and mental health advocate Kevin Hines about coping with depression, and how best to help those who are struggling right now. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 18, 2020
3M CEO Mike Roman
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Until six months ago, some of 3M’s best-known products were Post-It Notes and Scotch Tape. Now, the company has gained global attention for being the world’s largest manufacturer of N95 respirator masks. In this episode, CNN anchor Poppy Harlow has an exclusive interview with 3M CEO Mike Roman.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 17, 2020
We’re in a She-cession
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The economic recession caused by Covid-19 has disproportionately affected women, especially women of color. CNN Senior Global Affairs Analyst Bianna Golodryga speaks to Nicole Mason, President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research about how this pandemic has exposed the gaps in our childcare and employment systems. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 16, 2020
Isolation and the Brain
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Social isolation during the pandemic can have surprising effects on the brain. Research suggests our social skills may be suffering. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Stephanie Cacioppo about how and why this is happening.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 15, 2020
Safety vs Speed in the Race for a Vaccine
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The President is pushing for a Covid-19 vaccine before the election, but is that realistic? Or safe? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Moncef Slaoui, Chief Advisor of Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government’s Covid-19 vaccine program. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 14, 2020
The Pandemic Will Be Televised
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The entertainment industry is adapting in all kinds of ways during the pandemic, from mannequins on set to robotic cameras. CNN senior writer Lisa Respers France joins CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss how Covid-19 has impacted the fall TV schedule.    See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 11, 2020
The Swedish Strategy
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In the early days of the pandemic, Sweden made the decision not to mandate a lockdown and did not require citizens to wear masks. Some have wondered if that decision was an attempt to achieve herd immunity. CNN anchor and correspondent Max Foster has spent time in Sweden and joins CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss the country’s unique strategy for fighting the virus. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 10, 2020
A Conversation With a Covid-19 Vaccine Scientist
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What does it feel like working on something that could save the world? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Hanneke Schuitemaker, PhD, the Global Head of Vaccine Discovery and Translational Medicine at Janssen Pharmaceutica. She reflects on her work leading the team that’s developing a Covid-19 vaccine and the need for diversity in the field. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 09, 2020
Obituaries in the Age of the Coronavirus
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Each person who has died from the coronavirus had a story. When social distancing makes in-person services and memorials a challenge, obituaries can often be the best way to share those stories. Maureen O’Donnell, longtime obituary writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, shares what it’s been like covering the lives of people we’ve lost over the last several months. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 08, 2020
A Frontline Worker at the Breaking Point
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Healthcare worker Parsia Jahanbani’s job might be killing him. Some of his patients are rude to him. He’s working longer and harder, while the rest of the country tries to move beyond the pandemic. CNN Senior Writer Thomas Lake tells the story of a frontline worker at the breaking point. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 04, 2020
Nursing Home Heroes
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Doctors Without Borders has built a reputation parachuting into war zones and natural disasters. Now they are bringing their expertise to American nursing homes hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with the organization's staff about how they’re working to make nursing homes safer for residents and staff. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 03, 2020
The Last Time Schools Opened in a Pandemic
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Around this time 102 years ago, the U.S. was in a similar position as it is today. We've been here before, so why is history repeating itself? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Howard Markel about what we can learn from when schools opened during the influenza pandemic of 1918.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 02, 2020
Covid on Campus
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What’s it like going to college during a pandemic? CNN Senior Global Affairs Analyst Bianna Golodryga talks to a Tulane University freshman about life on campus and the new normal.  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 01, 2020
Leading through a Pandemic
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Northwell Health in New York has treated more Covid-19 patients than any other hospital system in the country. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Northwell CEO Michael Dowling about the important lessons his team learned throughout the crisis. His new book is called "Leading Through a Pandemic".  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 31, 2020
Testing 1, 2, 3
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Six months into this pandemic, the United States has not yet scaled up testing enough to help control the coronavirus. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a look at recent testing developments, and answers listener questions. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 28, 2020
A Fall Without Tailgates
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The start of the college football season is just around the corner, but only a few teams will be lining up on the gridiron. The NCAA has cancelled its fall championships, but some football teams are still going ahead with shortened seasons. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline about the risks that college athletes face and how the NCAA is responding. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Aug 27, 2020
Vaccine Trials and Tribulations
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The first U.S. vaccine trial is underway, and it’s missing something important - Black and Latino volunteers. Dr. Elmer Huerta, the host of CNN’s Spanish-language podcast Coronavirus: Realidad vs. Ficción, signed up for the Moderna trial and talks about why the success of a Covid-19 vaccine rests on the participation of minorities.
Aug 26, 2020
Addressing Vaccine Skepticism
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An alarming number of Americans hold negative views about vaccination. So if and when we get a Covid-19 vaccine, will people sign up to receive it? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with vaccine scientist Dr. Peter Hotez about the safety of vaccines.
Aug 25, 2020
The State of Contact Tracing
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Public health experts estimate the United States needs 100,000 to 300,000 contact tracers for Covid-19. But we're still far from that number. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks into the status of contact tracing in the country today, and the challenges that lie ahead.
Aug 24, 2020
Covid-19 and the Brain
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From brain fog to the loss of smell to strokes, we’ve been hearing a lot about the neurological symptoms of Covid-19. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent speaks to Dr. Sherry Chou from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center about how Covid-19 impacts the central nervous system.
Aug 21, 2020
Pandemic Pregnancy Answers
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Today we’re answering your questions about the risks of coronavirus during pregnancy. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Dr. Laura Riley, a high-risk obstetrician who has been delivering babies in New York City throughout the pandemic.
Aug 20, 2020
Open the Window: Talking about Airborne Transmission
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Can the novel coronavirus be spread through the air? And if so, what can we do to make sure the air inside our homes and buildings is as clean as possible? Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with Joseph Allen, Director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, about the science behind airborne transmission.
Aug 19, 2020
The Long Haulers
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Shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and memory loss. Some Covid-19 survivors continue to struggle with symptoms long after they’ve recovered from the initial infections. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates the mysterious lingering effects of Covid-19. 
Aug 18, 2020
Why I'm Not Sending My Kids Back to School
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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gets personal about why his family made the difficult decision not to send his three children back to "in-person" classes this Fall.  
Aug 17, 2020
Inside the NBA Bubble with Coach Popovich
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Last month, the NBA resumed its season from within a “bubble” facility in Orlando, where players are isolated and tested regularly. And so far, it seems to be working. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hears about life inside the bubble from Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs. 
Aug 14, 2020
‘On the Edge of the Abyss’: Covid-19 in Beirut
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On the morning of the deadly explosion that tore through the Lebanese capital of Beirut, the city’s main public hospital was already approaching full capacity from coronavirus patients. Now, with hospitals heavily damaged and overwhelmed with the injured from the blast, how does the city deal with the rising threat of the pandemic? CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN International Correspondent Ben Wedeman in Beirut. 
Aug 13, 2020
Tyler Perry's Camp Quarantine
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When the pandemic brought most of Hollywood to a standstill, Tyler Perry figured out a way to get his production studio up and running again. He set up a quarantine bubble where his cast and crew could live and work, safely, for the entire duration of production. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Tyler Perry about how he pulled it off, and what the experience was like on the inside.  
Aug 12, 2020
Childhood, Interrupted
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In a moving audio essay, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta opens up about his thoughts and fears for his children as they grow up in this pandemic.
Aug 11, 2020
Reality Check with Dr. Anthony Fauci
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, hasn’t been appearing at White House briefings as much lately, but he’s still finding ways to connect with the public. He spoke to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently as part of a special forum hosted by Harvard’s T. H. Chan School Public Health.   
Aug 10, 2020
Class in a Church Graveyard
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School life in Denmark during a pandemic looks a little different. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Susanne Gargiulo, a journalist in Denmark, about how her country has reopened schools successfully.
Aug 07, 2020
Digital Divide: Making the Connection in Schools
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About 17% of all students in the U.S. do not have the technology or internet access they need to log into school at home. Now that many schools will be teaching virtually this fall, how will those students get the tools they need to connect? CNN Correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro talks with the head of Detroit Public Schools Nikolai Vitti about his plan for getting every student online by the start of the school year.
Aug 06, 2020
"This Is A War": Reopening Colleges
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The logistics of reopening colleges during a pandemic are incredibly complicated. Can it be done safely? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores this question with former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, head of the University of Arizona’s reopening task force, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, an infectious disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.  
Aug 05, 2020
A Tale of Two Teachers
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Across the country school districts are deciding whether to start the new school year in person. For many teachers, this uncertainty has left them anxious. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes us into the experience of two high school teachers from opposite sides of the country as they grapple with what they’ll do if they’re asked to return to the classroom.
Aug 04, 2020
“Year of Flexibility”: The Great Education Experiment
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How does one of the largest school districts in the country plan for 200,000 K-12 students to start the year, virtually? CNN’s Bianna Golodryga speaks with Dr. Grenita Lathan, the interim superintendent of the Houston Independent School District about her decision to keep students and teachers out of the classroom when they first “return” to school and how “in-person” learning may eventually be achieved.
Aug 03, 2020
Back to School Jitters
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We’re kicking off a week of episodes dedicated to how kids and teachers may return to school safely, in-person or remotely. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hands things over to CNN anchor Laura Jarrett to answer some of your most pressing questions.
Jul 31, 2020
Inside the World’s Longest Lockdown
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The Philippine capital Manila currently holds the record for the world’s longest and strictest lockdown. During that time, tens of thousands of people were arrested for violating quarantine rules, and the government under President Rodrigo Duterte shut down one of the country's largest TV networks and passed a controversial anti-terrorism bill. In this episode, CNN International producer Ben Westcott, along with journalists Maria Ressa and The Washington Post’s Regine Cabato, take you to a part of the world where a public health crisis is met by force.
Jul 30, 2020
Hopeful News About Antibodies
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Throughout the pandemic there’s been a big question: Will recovering from the virus or being treated by an effective vaccine provide lasting immunity? CNN Contributor Erin Bromage shares why new studies from the last few weeks make him more hopeful than ever that the answer could be yes.
Jul 29, 2020
Ask Me Anything
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In today's episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers important new questions from listeners. From vaccines and testing delays to outdoor running and marching band practice, Dr. Gupta shares the latest guidance.
Jul 28, 2020
Kickoff: Football's Big Test
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This year’s NFL season is scheduled to start on September 10, but players are headed to training camps starting this week. The league and its players have been going back and forth for weeks on Covid-19 safety procedures. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills about the steps the league will take to protect players, staff and fans.
Jul 27, 2020
‘The Perfect Storm’: Covid-19 and the Latino Population
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More likely to be essential workers and less likely to have insurance, the country’s Latino population has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Alta-Med Chief Operating Officer Dr. Efrain Talamantes about how Covid-19 has highlighted racial disparities the Latino community faces.
Jul 24, 2020
The Child Care Centers That Never Closed
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When the pandemic hit, most schools and child care centers in the country closed.  But a few places throughout the country stayed open. Even when the pandemic was at its worst, they provided care to the children of essential workers. CNN anchor Laura Jarrett takes us into one of these facilities to find out what it can teach us about the path forward for other schools and day cares.
Jul 23, 2020
Realist or Alarmist? Q&A with Dr. Fauci
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As coronavirus cases in the United States near four million, CNN checks in with the nation’s top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. CNN anchor Jake Tapper asks Dr. Fauci about schools, testing, vaccines and his relationship with President Trump.
Jul 22, 2020
Demystifying the Vaccine
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A recent vaccine trial from Oxford University shows promising preliminary results, suggesting the vaccine can produce immune responses that may protect people against infection. Dr. Sanjay Gupta spoke with Dr. Barney Graham, the deputy director of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health, about the science behind vaccines and how they work.
Jul 21, 2020
Mixed Messages
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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. James Curran, dean of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, about setbacks possibly caused by inconsistent leadership through this pandemic. 
Jul 20, 2020
Are the Kids All Right?
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As the start of the school year fast approaches, there is more confusion about whether it will be safe to return to the classroom. Many teachers and families worry about the role kids might play in spreading the virus. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with former acting CDC director Richard Besser about the risks and rewards of sending children back to school, as well as the importance of following public health guidance. 
Jul 17, 2020
The View from Africa
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Many experts braced for the worst and predicted a Covid-19 crisis in Africa. But while numbers have climbed up in some countries like South Africa, the continent has largely escaped the worst of the pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN International Correspondent David McKenzie, who’s based in South Africa, on how the continent has lived with the pandemic so far.
Jul 16, 2020
Behind the N95 Mask
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Peter Tsai isn’t exactly a household name, but his invention is. In 1995 he patented the fabric used to make N95 masks, which are one of the most effective face coverings to prevent the spread of Covid-19. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Tsai about the role his creation has come to play in this global pandemic. 
Jul 15, 2020
Trouble in the Sunshine State
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Over the weekend, Florida set a record for the most coronavirus cases reported in a single day. CNN correspondent Rosa Flores has been reporting from the state for months and joins Dr. Sanjay Gupta to talk about how the virus got so out of control.
Jul 14, 2020
Clearing Up Some Covid Confusion
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How long is a Covid-19 test accurate for? Is it safe for visitors to see your newborn? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers these frequently asked questions about the coronavirus.
Jul 13, 2020
Delta CEO Ed Bastian on the Future of Flying
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The airline industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. Potential flyers have serious questions about whether airlines are doing enough to protect their health. CNN anchor and Boss Files host Poppy Harlow speaks with Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian about how one of the largest airlines in the world is responding to the coronavirus.
Jul 10, 2020
Immune System 101
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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hands things over to immunologist and CNN contributor Erin Bromage to talk about how our bodies respond to, fight off and succumb to Covid-19.  
Jul 09, 2020
Classroom Chaos
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How do we safely reopen schools in the middle of a pandemic? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta turns to CNN’s Bianna Golodryga and Evan McMorris-Santoro, who have been covering the impact of Covid-19 on education.
Jul 08, 2020
Protect Yourself Against Contact Tracing Scams
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Contact tracing is an essential part of the public health effort to slow the spread of the virus. But it has also become a new opportunity for scammers trying to collect sensitive financial information. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, explains how to work with real contract tracing divisions without getting scammed by the impersonators. 
Jul 07, 2020
Dr. Elmer Huerta on Coronavirus in Latin America
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Several of the top 10 countries with the highest coronavirus fatality rates are in Latin America. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to CNN Espanol’s senior medical writer Dr. Elmer Huerta about the region that’s become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jul 06, 2020
Happy Birthday, America. Get Well Soon.
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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.
Jul 03, 2020
This Is Going to Be a House on Fire for a Long Time
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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. 
Jul 02, 2020
Anxiety and Depression on the Rise
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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.
Jul 01, 2020
Bill Gates on the Search for a Vaccine
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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.
Jun 30, 2020
Learning from the AIDS Epidemic
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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.
Jun 29, 2020
Bob Costas on the Future of Sports
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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.
Jun 26, 2020
When Can I See My Grandkids?
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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.
Jun 25, 2020
Lessons from South Korea
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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, along with a second wave.
Jun 24, 2020
Work-From-Home Burnout
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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. 
Jun 23, 2020
The U.S. Wasn’t Prepared for COVID-19
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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 right, what they got wrong, and where we can go from here to turn things around.
Jun 22, 2020
The First Wave Is Not Over
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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.
Jun 19, 2020
Super Spreaders
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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. 
Jun 18, 2020
“It’s a Little Bit Like Living on Mars”: Inside a Covid-19 ICU
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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 saw first-hand drives home the deadly power of the virus.
Jun 17, 2020
Asymptomatic Infection: Clearing up Confusion
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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.
Jun 16, 2020
Covid-19 in the World's Largest Refugee Camp
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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.
Jun 15, 2020
Quarantine Fatigue
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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 our daily lives.
Jun 12, 2020
Disease Detectives
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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. 
Jun 11, 2020
Road to Recovery
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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.
Jun 10, 2020
Dr. Gupta Answers Your Covid-19 Questions
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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.  
Jun 09, 2020
The Future of Higher Education
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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.
Jun 08, 2020
Two Viruses
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Covid-19 isn’t the only health crisis threatening our nation right now. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to epidemiologist Dr. Camara Jones about the serious impact of racism on public health. Dr. Jones also shares important guidance for protesters to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Jun 05, 2020
Social Distancing in Summer
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As the weather heats up, many of us are contemplating how to safely go out into the world and enjoy the summer. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to CNN contributor and immunologist Erin Bromage about what to consider before doing anything from hosting a cookout to going for a hike.
Jun 04, 2020
The Future of Work
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As workplaces around the country are reopening, some employees have big questions. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is joined by CNN Business Senior Writer Kathryn Vasel to discuss what to expect when you head back to work.
Jun 03, 2020
“It Broke Me”: A Conversation with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
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In the wake of nationwide protests in response to the death of George Floyd, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms candidly discuss race, outrage, and the fears about the spread of Covid-19. 
Jun 02, 2020
Like Riding a Roller Coaster in the Dark
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When a family member is hospitalized with Covid-19, often a single relative is chosen to be the primary line of communication between doctors and the rest of the family. CNN producer Lou Foglia took on this role when his father was hospitalized.  Dr. Sanjay Gupta invites Lou to share excerpts from the essay he wrote about that experience.
Jun 01, 2020
Avoiding a Bummer Summer
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Summer’s coming, but for many, it will look very different. Camps and activities are getting cancelled, so families are getting creative. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about solutions for parents and for kids.
May 29, 2020
Together, We Grieve
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As the coronavirus’ death toll in the U.S. surpasses 100,000 victims, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a moment to reflect on this tragic milestone and commemorate those we’ve lost.
May 28, 2020
How to Fly Safely
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Flying can be risky these days, so what should you do if you need to travel? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Erin Bromage, Associate Professor of Biology at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, share tips on how to mitigate some of that risk.
May 28, 2020
Why Small Decisions Feel So Difficult
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During the pandemic, many people are struggling to make even the smallest decisions. Why does choosing what to eat for dinner or what to watch on TV suddenly feel impossible? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and neuroscientist Daphna Shohamy explain that we may need to look inside the human brain for the answers.
May 27, 2020
Covering a Crisis: Wolf Blitzer & Dr. Sanjay Gupta
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CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is joined by colleague and veteran anchor, Wolf Blitzer, to discuss covering the unprecedented story of this coronavirus pandemic.
May 26, 2020
Dr. Gupta’s Special Message to the Class of 2020
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Graduates all over the country heard virtual commencement speeches from celebrities to presidents. In this episode, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives his own advice about going out into the world, finding purpose and leading the way.
May 22, 2020
When Staying Home Isn’t Safe
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For some of us, sheltering at home could mean being isolated with an abusive relative or partner, unable to get help. As the lockdown continues, experts are preparing for a surge in domestic violence and child abuse cases. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Ariel Zwang, CEO of Safe Horizon, one of the country’s largest victim service organizations, about what we can all do to help. If you need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or visit their website at thehotline.org.
May 21, 2020
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
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Health officials in Europe and the United States have reported cases of a rare but serious new syndrome affecting children. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to doctors investigating the condition and to a young girl who has recovered from it.
May 20, 2020
Listener Questions Answered
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CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta goes through his inbox and answers some listeners’ questions about Covid-19.
May 19, 2020
BONUS: Need a Break? Take a Stretch
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Jeanette Jenkins, founder of The Hollywood Trainer, walks you through a few stretches that target your back and can be done at your desk between Zoom meetings.
May 18, 2020
Staying Fit, Staying Safe
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Fitness centers are starting to reopen around the country. Whether you are ready to go back or prefer to exercise at home, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares some tips on how to stay active and safe. 
May 18, 2020
The Future of Surveillance
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Mobile apps, QR codes, facial recognition. Everyone is looking to technology for help in this pandemic, but some experts worry that this could infringe on individual privacy, even once the pandemic has passed. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta asks public health and privacy experts what should be the role of technology in our ongoing battle against Covid-19.
May 15, 2020
The Future of Restaurants
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During this pandemic, restaurants have no longer been able to perform their role as social and cultural hubs. Even when they reopen, they may not function as they did in the past. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to industry experts about the future of dining.
May 14, 2020
The Future of Travel
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Our experience in airports and airplanes changed dramatically after 9/11. And experts now expect a similar transformation as a result of the pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Henry Wu, the Director of the Emory Travel Well Center, and other travel experts about what to expect the next time you get on a plane. 
May 13, 2020
The Future of Education
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With this school year disrupted for so many, students and families are wondering what may happen in the fall. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro about how educators, administrators, and students, have begun to think about what school will look like in the future.
May 12, 2020
Rethinking Normal with Fareed Zakaria
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As most states begin to reopen, much of the country is thinking about the future. Which aspects of our lives will have changed forever? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN host Fareed Zakaria discuss what to expect from a post-pandemic world.
May 11, 2020
Thank You, Teacher
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It's National Teacher Appreciation Week, and there's rarely been a more important time to be grateful for their hard work. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta highlights some teachers' struggles and most creative adaptations to teaching during a pandemic.
May 08, 2020
The Psychological Toll of Working on the Front Lines
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Healthcare workers on the front lines are risking not only their lives, but their mental and emotional health as well. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Steven McDonald, a New York City E.R. doctor, about the psychological toll of his everyday reality. via Knit
May 07, 2020
The Doctor Will See You Now...Online
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As healthcare systems across the country focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic, many have halted non-essential and non-emergency services. But plenty of people still need medical care for other reasons. What should you do if you need a doctor right now? For some, the answer lies in telemedicine. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Dr. Gregory Esper, director of telemedicine at Emory University, about how technology is changing the way healthcare is delivered. via Knit
May 06, 2020
The Latest on Testing
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We've addressed early questions about testing for Covid-19, but plenty remain. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the latest on the different types of coronavirus tests and how well they work. via Knit
May 05, 2020
Sorting Fact from Fiction
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As conspiracy theories and myths about Covid-19 continue to spread, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sets the record straight on some of the most inaccurate information floating around the internet. via Knit
May 04, 2020
In Your Dreams
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Have you been having bizarre dreams lately? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Harvard dream researcher Deirdre Barrett about her Covid-19 dream survey and what happens when we close our eyes during this global crisis. via Knit
May 01, 2020
From Farm to Table: Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?
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Are we running out of meat? CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta turns to CNN National Correspondent Dianne Gallagher and Julie Niederhoff, associate professor of supply chain management at Syracuse University, to walk us through our food supply chain, link by link, and explain why there's no need to panic buy just yet. via Knit
Apr 30, 2020
The Race for a Vaccine
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A vaccine for Covid-19 could come faster than previous vaccines, but it could still be a year or more before one is widely available. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to a clinical trial participant and explains why this vaccine search is breaking barriers but will still take time. via Knit
Apr 29, 2020
Reopening Georgia: First Steps
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For the first time in weeks, some Georgia businesses have reopened their doors as the state loosened coronavirus restrictions. But many business owners still have questions about whether to reopen, and how to do it safely. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta brings those questions to Dr. Carlos del Rio, an infectious disease expert and a professor of medicine and global health at Emory University. via Knit
Apr 28, 2020
Kids Q&A with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Carl Azuz
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Children around the world have been impacted by Covid-19, and they understandably have curiosity and concerns about what's going on. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is joined by CNN10 anchor Carl Azuz to answer some of the key questions on kids' minds these days. via Knit
Apr 27, 2020
Chris Cuomo on Covid-19 Recovery
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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo battled the virus for weeks. Then his wife and son got sick. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has a frank conversation with Chris about his personal experience with Covid-19 and the impact it's had on his family. via Knit
Apr 24, 2020
Sports on the Sidelines
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The NFL Draft kicks off tonight, virtually. But will the season start with or without spectators? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the significance of the suspension of most sports due to Covid-19 and the proposed strategies for returning to play. via Knit
Apr 23, 2020
Every Day is Earth Day
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This year, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day comes in the midst of a pandemic. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Bill Weir, CNN's Chief Climate Correspondent, about the parallels between Covid-19 and climate change, as well as what it was like for Weir to welcome a new son into the world during such an uncertain time. via Knit
Apr 22, 2020
Addiction in Isolation
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Social support systems are important for everyone, but have an especially critical place in the lives of those struggling with substance abuse. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the impact of the pandemic on people dealing with addiction. via Knit
Apr 21, 2020
Reopening the Country
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What will it take, realistically, to re-open the country? Will we be able to return to normal in the near future? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with former CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden about "boxing in" Covid-19. via Knit
Apr 20, 2020
How to Help
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From donating blood to food banks and helping the elderly, CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to people making a difference and talks you through some of the ways you can help those affected by the crisis. via Knit
Apr 17, 2020
Global Town Hall: Facts & Fears, April 16
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As part of a special town hall event, CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper answer key questions with top health experts about the coronavirus. via Knit
Apr 17, 2020
Dating at a Distance
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How do people date six feet apart? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the ways in which people are finding new relationships, as well as overcoming loneliness and the lack of physical touch during this pandemic. via Knit
Apr 16, 2020
Analyzing Antibodies
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As coronavirus cases in U.S. hotspots appear to level off, attention is shifting to how and when the country could reopen. Along with measures like testing for active infections and contact tracing, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the role antibody testing could play. via Knit
Apr 15, 2020
A Crisis in Our Prisons
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Across the country, prisons and jails have become hotbeds for the coronavirus. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes us into America's prison system to find out how the people who live and work there are fighting the pandemic. via Knit
Apr 14, 2020
Money Matters
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The economic impact of the novel coronavirus is threatening businesses and workers everywhere. We asked CNN's Chief Business Correspondent, Christine Romans, to help answer our listeners' top financial questions. via Knit
Apr 13, 2020
Keeping Faith in a Pandemic
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In the age of social distancing, faith leaders are embracing new means of communication in order to maintain important religious traditions. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Reverend Jennifer Bailey of the Faith Matters Network about finding, and keeping faith in the midst of loss and change. via Knit
Apr 10, 2020
Race and Risk
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Recently, we've seen disturbing reports of black Americans dying from Covid-19 at a disproportionate rate. CNN's Chief Medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta breaks down the various factors and demographics that may make some people and communities more susceptible. via Knit
Apr 09, 2020
Profiting from a Pandemic
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In a time when we're all anxious about our health and safety, some people are preying on those fears. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks you through coronavirus "miracle cures" and other scams, offering tips on how best to protect yourself. via Knit
Apr 08, 2020
Doctors' Difficult Decisions
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As coronavirus cases continue to overwhelm hospitals, resources such as ventilators are in short supply. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to NYU's Director of Medical Ethics about some of the tough questions facing healthcare professionals on the frontline. via Knit
Apr 07, 2020
New Guidance on Masks
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Up until last week, official guidance suggested that presumptively healthy people didn't need to be wearing masks. Now, that has changed. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the new recommendations. via Knit
Apr 06, 2020
Astronaut Scott Kelly on How to Survive Isolation
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After spending a year in space, Scott Kelly is an expert on managing extreme isolation. The retired astronaut shares valuable advice with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on how to cope with social separation here on earth. via Knit
Apr 03, 2020
Without a Home: A Crisis Within a Crisis
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How do you stay at home if you are homeless? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at how cities across the U.S. are handling the homeless crisis during the coronavirus pandemic and why everyone's health matters. via Knit
Apr 02, 2020
Checking in with Dr. Fauci
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Dr. Anthony Fauci has become one of the most recognizable names in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Fauci about his personal life, career and navigating his current position straddling both science and politics. via Knit
Apr 01, 2020
Covid-19 FAQs
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As cases of Covid-19 rise, so do questions and uncertainties about it. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta responds to some of the e-mails and voice messages listeners have shared. via Knit
Mar 31, 2020
Pregnant During a Pandemic
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Imagine the challenge of expecting a child without knowing what to expect. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares the stories of three women who are due to give birth in the coming weeks and answers key questions about pregnancy in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. via Knit
Mar 30, 2020
Bill Gates Sounded the Alarm
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is committing $100 million to the fight against Covid-19. In this excerpt from CNN's Global Town Hall: Coronavirus Facts and Fears, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper interview Bill Gates about his early pandemic predictions and how his foundation is investing in future treatments. Recorded on March 26, 2020. via Knit
Mar 28, 2020
A Virus Doesn't Discriminate
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The coronavirus pandemic has fueled a surge in racism against Asian-Americans around the country. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta hears from some Americans who've personally experienced racism and talks about why there's no place for hate in our country. via Knit
Mar 27, 2020
Saving Lives or Saving the Economy?
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How do you choose between saving lives and saving the economy? CNN Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans talks to investor Bill Ackman, and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta consults with bioethicist Arthur Caplan about some of the tough issues we're facing during this pandemic. via Knit
Mar 26, 2020
Searching for Treatments
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There is currently no proven treatment or cure for Covid-19, but scientists around the globe are working to find one. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains some of the drug names floating around and what we know about them. via Knit
Mar 25, 2020
Talking to Our Kids about Covid-19
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Working from home while teaching and caring for your kids isn't easy during this crisis. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to moms and dads about parenting in a pandemic. via Knit
Mar 24, 2020
Listener FAQs
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Many of you have reached out to us with your questions about the novel coronavirus, so in this episode, Dr. Sanjay Gupta responds to some of the most frequent queries about the pandemic. via Knit
Mar 23, 2020
The Home Front
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What happens when medical professionals must balance saving patients with protecting their own family? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to one couple about their tough decision to live apart during the COVID-19 crisis. via Knit
Mar 20, 2020
Lessons from China
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As the U.S. imposes drastic measures to contain the coronavirus, Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to CNN's China correspondent David Culver on what life in lockdown was like. via Knit
Mar 19, 2020
Pandemic Panic
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Living in a pandemic can be scary, isolating, overwhelming. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta invites Dr. Deepak Chopra to help answer the question: how do we cope in these times of uncertainty? via Knit
Mar 18, 2020
Living with Coronavirus
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What does it feel like when someone contracts COVID-19 and is under quarantine? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares the stories of two Americans who tested positive. via Knit
Mar 17, 2020
Myth-Busting
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As the coronavirus spreads, so do bogus claims and conspiracy theories. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sets the record straight on some of the most inaccurate information floating around.   via Knit
Mar 16, 2020
Inside the Containment Zone
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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to healthcare providers on the frontlines in New Rochelle, a New York suburb where a large cluster of cases prompted Governor Andrew Cuomo to set up a containment zone and deploy the National Guard. via Knit
Mar 13, 2020
Eyes on the Virus: The View from the CDC
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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC, about the agency's response to the coronavirus and the outbreak's impact on health, travel and education. via Knit
Mar 12, 2020
History Matters
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In the wake of the coronavirus, what lessons can be learned from past viral outbreaks? CNN Chief Medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta turns to Dr. Howard Markel, a professor of historical medicine, for key context. via Knit
Mar 11, 2020
Pandemic
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why CNN is now calling the coronavirus outbreak a "pandemic" and answers key questions about how the spread of the virus may impact our daily lives going forward. via Knit
Mar 10, 2020
Virus Hunters
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Where did the novel coronavirus come from? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Dr. Peter Daszak, who hunts down the source of emerging diseases. via Knit
Mar 09, 2020
Facts & Fears
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CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper speak with top health experts and answer pressing audience questions as part of a special town hall on the global impact of the coronavirus. via Knit
Mar 06, 2020
Flight Risks
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Nervous about traveling? Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers questions about how to prepare for a busy travel season and what to expect at the airport. via Knit
Mar 05, 2020
Test Anxiety
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers some key questions about coronavirus testing. via Knit
Mar 04, 2020
Mask Confusion
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Face masks are one of the most confusing and debated topics right now when it comes to the coronavirus. Dr. Sanjay Gupta sets the record straight on their effectiveness. via Knit
Mar 03, 2020
What Is the Coronavirus?
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta wants to help you understand the new coronavirus. Today, he answers some of the basic questions that everyone is asking: What is it? What are the symptoms? Who is most at risk? How does it spread? And how afraid should we be? via Knit
Mar 02, 2020
Introducing Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction
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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. New episodes starting March 2nd. via Knit
Feb 29, 2020