Podcast: The bumpy road to herd immunity



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.

  • Instagramming the Pandemic

    Infectious disease researcher Laurel Bristow has made a name for herself disseminating helpful, pandemic-related information on Instagram, and that name is @KingGutterBaby. She talks to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about her rise to fame, the pressures that come with it, and what her username means.

  • The Art of Caring

    Seattle-based artist Jayashree Krishnan has painted more than 150 portraits of first responders from around the world since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, she shares her experiences capturing the fatigue, fear and hope in the faces of frontline workers.  

  • The New 9 to 5

    The coronavirus has fundamentally changed the American workplace, but which changes can we expect to stick around permanently? Analyst and remote work expert Andrew Hewitt shares his predictions for the post-pandemic future of office work and what’s surprised him so far.

  • Should the Games Go On?

    We’re just months away from the start of the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. The games were supposed to showcase Japan’s recovery from the deadly Fukushima earthquake but things have not gone according to plan. In today’s episode, CNN International Correspondent Selina Wang explains how the host country is preparing for the world’s largest sport event during a global pandemic. 

  • Olympic Dreams Postponed

    Almost a year ago, athletes around the world learned that the Olympics would be postponed. For those who hoped to compete in the games, navigating this additional year has been incredibly challenging, especially as Covid restrictions forced many professional sports facilities to close. On today’s episode, one couple, pole vaulter Sandi Morris and long jumper Tyrone Smith, share their struggles and sacrifices to train over the last year and compete in one last Olympics together, as a married coupShow morele.

  • The Bumpy Road to Herd Immunity

    What will it take to achieve herd immunity? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Christopher Murray, who directs the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, about the role of vaccinations, variants and preventative behavior.

  • Good News from Indian Country

    Covid-19 has disproportionately impacted Native American communities, but when it comes to vaccine distribution, tribal health providers are actually outpacing many states. CNN’s Harmeet Kaur speaks with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr. about his tribe’s vaccine success and what he thinks the U.S. government could learn from the Cherokee health system.

  • Not So Sweet Dreams

    CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Harvard dream researcher Deirdre Barrett about her Covid-19 dream survey and why we’re having good and bad dreams a year into this pandemic. This is an update to a May 1, 2020 episode.

  • The Latest from Wuhan

    Zoologist and president of EcoHealth Alliance Peter Daszak has just returned from Wuhan, China. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to him about what it’s like there now, and his findings as part of a World Health Organization investigation.

  • Covid’s Long Haulers

    The United States hit an unfathomable 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. As we honor those lost to the pandemic, there are still many among us who continue to live with persistent symptoms of the virus. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta discusses post-Covid syndrome and some of the people diagnosed with it describe themselves as long haulers.