CTT #38: Masks in classrooms for students this fall?

Dr. Anthony Fauci recently called for schools to reopen “full blast,” with in-person classes five days a week. Meanwhile, CDC officials said that schools should resume in-person learning as soon as possible *if* social distancing and masks are properly enforced.

When it comes to this pandemic, it’s always risky trying to predict what public health guidance will look like four months into the future. But a “more normal school experience” seems likely, according to Fixing Healthcare co-host Dr. Robert Pearl. More on that and the following questions in this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth with Jeremy Corr and Dr. Pearl.

[00:58] Each show begins with the most recent and relevant facts concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on American life. What’s happening and what does it mean?

[03:30] What’s the latest Covid-19 news for parents?

[05:11] Are Americans afraid of returning to life as (pre-pandemic) normal?

[08:09] What are the options for school in the fall?

[10:57] What exactly is herd immunity?

[18:55] What’s happening with pandemic in India?

[23:51] Can Ibuprofen decrease immune-system response to Covid-19?

[25:26] What’s good this week?

[27:44] How does heart disease correlate with Covid-19 risks?

[29:51] Do Americans really observe or understand CDC guidelines?

[32:58] How could CDC guidance and public health messaging be clearer and more consistent?   

[39:33] Should parents vaccinate young kids?

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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.