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.


Dr. Gupta’s Special Message to the Class of 2020
May 22 • 7 min
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.
When Staying Home Isn’t Safe
May 21 • 9 min
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…
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
May 20 • 8 min
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…
Listener Questions Answered
May 19 • 7 min
CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta goes through his inbox and answers some listeners’ questions about Covid-19.
BONUS: Need a Break? Take a Stretch
May 18 • 6 min
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.
Staying Fit, Staying Safe
May 18 • 10 min
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.
The Future of Surveillance
May 15 • 13 min
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…
The Future of Restaurants
May 14 • 8 min
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…
The Future of Travel
May 13 • 10 min
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…
The Future of Education
May 12 • 13 min
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…
Rethinking Normal with Fareed Zakaria
May 11 • 11 min
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…
Thank You, Teacher
May 8 • 13 min
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…
The Psychological Toll of Working on the Front Lines
May 7 • 16 min
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…
The Doctor Will See You Now…Online
May 6 • 11 min
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…
The Latest on Testing
May 5 • 11 min
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.
Sorting Fact from Fiction
May 4 • 9 min
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.
In Your Dreams
May 1 • 12 min
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.
From Farm to Table: Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?
Apr 30 • 15 min
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…
The Race for a Vaccine
Apr 29 • 10 min
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…
Reopening Georgia: First Steps
Apr 28 • 9 min
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…
Kids Q&A with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Carl Azuz
Apr 27 • 9 min
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…
Chris Cuomo on Covid-19 Recovery
Apr 24 • 17 min
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.
Sports on the Sidelines
Apr 23 • 10 min
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…
Every Day is Earth Day
Apr 22 • 11 min
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…
Addiction in Isolation
Apr 21 • 8 min
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…
Reopening the Country
Apr 20 • 11 min
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.
How to Help
Apr 17 • 7 min
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.
Global Town Hall: Facts & Fears, April 16
Apr 16 • 97 min
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.
Dating at a Distance
Apr 16 • 9 min
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.
Analyzing Antibodies
Apr 15 • 7 min
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…
A Crisis in Our Prisons
Apr 14 • 13 min
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.
Money Matters
Apr 13 • 8 min
The coronavirus is threatening businesses and workers everywhere. We asked Christine Romans, CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent, to help answer our listeners’ top financial questions.
Keeping Faith in a Pandemic
Apr 10 • 20 min
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…
Race and Risk
Apr 9 • 9 min
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…
Profiting from a Pandemic
Apr 8 • 6 min
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…
Doctors’ Difficult Decisions
Apr 7 • 10 min
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…
New Guidance on Masks
Apr 6 • 9 min
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.
Astronaut Scott Kelly on How to Survive Isolation
Apr 3 • 11 min
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.
Without a Home: A Crisis Within a Crisis
Apr 2 • 9 min
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.
Checking in with Dr. Fauci
Apr 1 • 27 min
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…
Covid-19 FAQs
Mar 31 • 8 min
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.
Pregnant During a Pandemic
Mar 30 • 10 min
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…
Bill Gates Sounded the Alarm
Mar 28 • 16 min
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…
A Virus Doesn’t Discriminate
Mar 27 • 9 min
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…
Saving Lives or Saving the Economy?
Mar 26 • 11 min
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…
Searching for Treatments
Mar 25 • 7 min
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.
Talking to Our Kids about Covid-19
Mar 24 • 9 min
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.
Listener FAQs
Mar 23 • 5 min
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.
The Home Front
Mar 20 • 10 min
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.
Lessons from China
Mar 19 • 9 min
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.
Pandemic Panic
Mar 18 • 12 min
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?
Living with Coronavirus
Mar 17 • 7 min
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.
Myth-Busting
Mar 16 • 6 min
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.
Inside the Containment Zone
Mar 13 • 8 min
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.
Eyes on the Virus: The View from the CDC
Mar 12 • 15 min
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.
History Matters
Mar 11 • 7 min
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.
Pandemic
Mar 10 • 12 min
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.
Virus Hunters
Mar 9 • 12 min
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.
Facts & Fears
Mar 6 • 15 min
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.
Flight Risks
Mar 5 • 8 min
Nervous about traveling? Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers questions about how to prepare for a busy travel season and what to expect at the airport.
Test Anxiety
Mar 4 • 6 min
Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers some key questions about coronavirus testing.
Mask Confusion
Mar 3 • 5 min
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.
What Is the Coronavirus?
Mar 2 • 9 min
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?
Introducing Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction
Feb 29 • 0 min
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.