CTT #34: What happened after Dr. Pearl’s ‘Covid-19 flight from hell’?

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On Forbes, Dr. Robert Pearl wrote about his recent trip from San Diego to New York, which he referred to as the “Covid-19 Flight From Hell.”

The article has been read by hundreds of thousands of people, most of whom were horrified by Pearl’s experience with the infected passenger and curious about what (if anything) the airline industry had to say for itself.

In this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth, Jeremy Corr and Dr. Pearl discuss flying in the waning months of the Covid-19 era and whether Americans prefer the feeling of safety over actually being safe.

Here are the questions asked and answered on this week’s show:

  • Each week, the show begins with the most recent and relevant facts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on American life. What’s happening and what does it mean?
  • Can vaccinated grandparents visit their unvaccinated grandkids? What’s the new guidance?
  • When it comes to mental health, what’s new?
  • Listener question: “I’m hearing that the AstraZeneca vaccine causes blood clots. Is it dangerous? Should I avoid taking it if offered?”
  • Listener question: “I’m planning to have back surgery this month, but I had a mild case of the coronavirus a couple of weeks ago. How long do I need to wait?”
  • Why did the CDC change the “social distance” expectation for students from six feet to three?
  • Any good news this week?
  • Numerous listeners wrote in about Dr. Pearl’s widely read article, “The Covid-19 Flight From Hell.” What did the airlines have to say?
  • Listener question: “I’m confused about how people can transmit the coronavirus after they are vaccinated and therefore not being able to come in direct contact with unvaccinated people. Can you elaborate?”
  • What’s new when it comes to the “long haulers” discussed in episode 31?
  • Why did Miami, Florida seem caught off guard by rowdy spring breakers?
  • What would it take to bring Americans together amid a great political divide?
  • What’s up with the Covid-19 death rates in Florida and California?
  • 2020 was the deadliest year in U.S. history. Was that because of Covid-19?

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*To ensure the credibility of this program, Coronavirus: The Truth refuses to accept sponsorship, outside funding sources or guests with any financial or personal conflicts of interest.