CTT #61: Is the Covid-19 pandemic over? Is a monkeypox pandemic next?

Under a microscope magnification of 500 x, a section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, 1968. Courtesy of CDC.

About a month ago, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the United States is “out of the pandemic phase,” but he later clarified that the country is, “out of the full-blown explosive pandemic phase.” Americans are decreasingly concerned about the distinction, as only 9% believe Covid-19 still represents “a serious crisis.” What’s the official status of the Covid-19 pandemic now?

Meanwhile, several listeners wrote into the show with concerns about a recent outbreak of monkeypox, with 10 cases now confirmed in the United States and hundreds in Europe. The W.H.O. warns it could be just “the peak of the iceberg.” Is a new pandemic coming?

Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl examine these questions and many others in this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth. You’ll find all the [time stamped] topics discussed during this show here:

[00:49] 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?

[04:45] Worldwide Covid-19 deaths have surpassed 15 million. Why?

[06:36] Looking at China: What went wrong?

[08:37] What is the U.S. doing about the global toll of Covid-19?

[09:55] Is the Covid-19 pandemic over yet or not?

[15:11] What should parents know about Covid-19 now?

[17:46] Does Paxlovid (the new oral medication) eradicate the Covid-19 disease?

[20:22] Will unvaccinated people take Covid-19 medications once infected?

[21:34] Based on new research, how many Americans would have lived if all were vaccinated?

[23:38] Is it safer to host a small indoor event or a large outdoor one?

[25:49] Listener question: Is monkey pox like COVID? Should I be worried?

[28:16] For immunity, is Covid-19 infection ever better than vaccination?

[32:37] What’s the big non-Covid story in healthcare this month?

[34:25] Will the government try to drive lower prices and greater healthcare access?

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