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A Tale of Two Teachers

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.
August 4, 2020
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“Year of Flexibility”: The Great Education Experiment

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.
August 3, 2020
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Back-To-School Jitters

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.
July 31, 2020
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Inside the World’s Longest Lockdown

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.
July 30, 2020
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Hopeful News About Antibodies

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.
July 29, 2020
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Ask Me Anything

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.
July 28, 2020
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Kickoff: Football’s Big Test

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.
July 27, 2020
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‘The Perfect Storm’: Covid-19 and the Latino Population

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.
July 24, 2020
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The Child Care Centers That Never Closed

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.
July 23, 2020
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Realist or Alarmist? Q&A with Dr. Fauci

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.
July 22, 2020
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Demystifying the Vaccine

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.
July 21, 2020
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Mixed Messages

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. 
July 20, 2020
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Are the Kids All Right?

The White House is eager to get kids back in school, but 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. from organizations like the CDC.
July 17, 2020
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The View from Africa

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.
July 16, 2020
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Behind the N95 Mask

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. 
July 15, 2020
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Trouble in the Sunshine State

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.
July 14, 2020
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