Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction

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.

The Hunt for Disease X
16min 23sec
As human activity ventures further into the wilderness, scientists believe more diseases will emerge. CNN Senior International Correspondent Sam Kiley takes Sanjay on a journey deep into the rainfores ...
What Kids Want and Need Right Now
14min 55sec
For a lot of children, the pandemic has been an unsettling time.  Socializing is limited, school is not the same, and parents are often stressed out themselves. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. S ...
Covid-19’s Mental Health Toll on Healthcare Workers
18min 15sec
Some people call the mental and emotional stress that healthcare workers have faced this past year ‘burnout.’ But burnout existed in the industry long before Covid-19. So what do you call something th ...
This Is Your Brain on Stress
17min 12sec
A lot of people have been feeling stressed out by this pandemic, and unfortunately, it’s been that way for a while now, but what is this unrelenting stress doing to our brains? CNN Chief Medical Corre ...
Your Vaccine Questions Answered
11min 27sec
What’s the latest news about vaccines, and what are the delays with the rollout? In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers listener questions about the distribution pro ...
The Long Way Home
19min 32sec
Imagine a country that is not under a strict lockdown or scrambling to find hospital beds to care for Covid patients; where people regularly dine and drink inside. This country exists –it’s Singapore. ...
When the Virus Mutates
15min 59sec
New variants of the coronavirus are circulating around the globe and causing some concern among experts. One in particular, variant B.1.1.7, has been found to more easily spread from one person to ano ...
Pharmacy Deserts
9min 47sec
Vaccine distribution in the U.S. is going to rely on local pharmacies and supermarkets, but what if your neighborhood doesn’t have either? CNN's Omar Jimenez takes a closer look at "pharmacy deserts" ...
The Covid-19 Eviction Crisis
18min 9sec
By the end of the month,millions of people across the country will be teetering on the brink of eviction. In this episode, CNN Business reporter Anna Bahney tells the story of a young family that star ...
Teen Scientist Discovers Potential Covid-19 Treatment
7min 38sec
Fourteen-year-old Anika Chebrolu is the 2020 winner of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta hands things over to her to talk about her di ...
New Year's Hopes and Dreams
15min 37sec
What is the first thing you want to do when it is safe to see your friends and family again? In our last episode of the year, we share your biggest hopes and dreams for a brighter 2021.   To learn mor ...
Sanjay and Anderson Cooper Say Goodbye to 2020
20min 12sec
For nearly a year, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been a constant presence in our lives, reporting on Covid-19. In this special episode, he opens up to Anderson Cooper about what it's been like to cover the pan ...
The Power of Touch
14min 22sec
Just about everyone in the world right now appears to be experiencing less touch. There’s less hugging, less hand shaking. Even people who are living with others during the pandemic report very little ...
Covid Christmas Tale
9min 57sec
How are we supposed to gather around the Christmas tree... if we need to stay six feet apart? On today’s episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Stephen Arnold, President ...
Dr. Gupta Gets Vaccinated
6min 29sec
Did you know that Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon? As a health care worker, he is at a higher risk for contracting the coronavirus so on Friday, he received his first dose of the Pfizer ...
A Spoonful of Hope
13min 17sec
Nearly 60 years ago, Americans witnessed the roll out of a polio vaccine that would change lives and the way we fight disease. Writer and producer Jeffrey Sherman was a child when he took the vaccine, ...
The NFL's Covid Crisis
14min 46sec
The NFL playoffs are just weeks away but the league is still figuring out how to defeat its most formidable opponent to date: Covid-19. A flurry of outbreaks have delayed games and sidelined players o ...
Anti-Vaxxers and Worries About Vaccine Hesitancy
10min 25sec
Covid-19 vaccine distribution is finally rolling out, but some Americans are still skeptical. CNN Correspondent Elle Reeve travels to rural Tennessee to hear people’s concerns and speak with medical a ...
Delivering the Vaccine
13min 1sec
This week, nearly three million doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine will be delivered to more than 600 vaccination sites around the country. Today, CNN Aviation Correspondent Pete Muntean takes us behi ...
FDA Authorizes First Covid-19 Vaccine
7min 4sec
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech that will start reaching the most at-risk Americans today. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks throu ...
A Sisterhood of Nurses and a Universe of Grief
16min 2sec
With almost 300,000 people lost to Covid-19 in the United States, CNN immigration reporter Catherine Shoichet tells the story of one community’s staggering loss. Meet the sisterhood of Filipino nurses ...
Vaccine Warrior Kizzmekia Corbett
20min 41sec
Kizzmekia Corbett is a 34-year-old viral immunologist, and she might help save the world. She leads the coronavirus vaccine research at the National Institutes of Health, and the mRNA vaccine they’ve ...
A Conversation with FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn
14min 55sec
With a vaccine rollout underway in the United Kingdom, the Food and Drug Administration could issue emergency use authorization to a Covid-19 vaccine this week in the U.S. What happens next? CNN Chief ...
What it’s like to be part of a Covid-19 Trial
13min 10sec
Very soon, the first Covid-19 vaccine could be authorized for public use in the United States. Is it like a flu shot? What are the side effects? Today, Dr. Sanjay Gupta sits down with Yasir Batalvi, a ...
Q&A on Vaccines with Dr. Anthony Fauci
12min 57sec
When and where can you get the vaccine? Can you choose which one you get? Dr. Anthony Fauci answers all your questions about the vaccine at a CNN Town Hall. To learn more about how CNN protects listen ...
Broadway Revival
13min 39sec
New York's theater district has been dark since March. Broadway was one of the first industries shut down by the pandemic and it may be one of the last to reopen. Actress Jessica Rush shares what she ...
A Weird School Year So Far
14min 14sec
In the early months of the pandemic much of the country was in disarray, including schools. Now that the fall semester is almost over, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN Correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro talk ...
The mRNA Breakthrough
7min 42sec
How do you fight a pandemic? With cutting edge technology. Two of the new Covid-19 vaccines applying for FDA approval rely on a novel approach that uses mRNA to turn the human body into an internal va ...
Fighting Hunger and Shame in a Pandemic
12min 51sec
Millions of families across the country have lost some of their income because of the pandemic and are struggling to put food on the table. In today’s episode, CNN’s Senior National Correspondent Kyun ...
Holiday Shopping is a Mixed Bag
7min 54sec
Coronavirus has changed a lot about this holiday season. And the pandemic-induced recession means the way people spend their money is different too. One portion of the country may be spending big, whi ...