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In this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth, Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl tackle more than a dozen timely and tricky Covid-19 questions.
This week: What should listeners know about the upcoming holiday season and Covid travel restrictions? Has the Biden administration provided any clarity on the vaccine mandate for employers? How did Puerto Rico manage to out-vaccinate every American state?
And, finally, one listener asks: Can I get a flu shot and Covid-19 booster at the same time? Dr. Pearl responds at the bottom of the broadcast by noting the heightened risks of influenza this year, given the dramatic decline in cases during the 2020 flu season. He also dives into the CDC’s guidance for people hoping to double up their flu and booster shots at the pharmacy or doctor’s office. Tune in for answers to this and other (time-stamped) questions on Coronavirus: The Truth.
[01:01] 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?
[04:46] Vaccine boosters: Who’s eligible for which one? Should J&J recipients mix and match?
[06:49] Where do things stand with international ground and air travel restrictions?
[10:05] With the 50th episode coming up, what stands out about the past 18 months to CTT hosts Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl?
[11:30] What lessons can we learn from Gen. Colin Powell’s death?
[14:55] What are Biden’s three strategic options in the battle against Covid-19?
[18:18] Do we need to vaccinate kids in order to reach the 90% threshold for herd immunity?
[21:54] What’s the relationship between a vaccinated person’s age and chances of dying?
[23:49] How did Puerto Rico achieve such a high level of vaccination?
[26:09] What’s this episode’s big non-Covid healthcare story?
[29:09] Will families celebrate the holidays differently this year vs. last?
[30:08] Listener question: Flu season is about to begin, so can I get a booster for Covid-19 and a flu shot on the same day?
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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.