CTT #64: Are Americans putting Covid-19 behind them?

woman erasing a red painting of a covid-19 virus

New data from the Annenberg Public Policy Center found that 4 in 10 Americans have returned to their normal, pre-pandemic lives. Over half of respondents say they rarely or never wear masks indoors while in public. This, despite 54% of Americans indicating they personally know someone who has died from Covid-19. A third say they know someone with “Long Covid.”

How will these perceptions – alongside the continued loosening of public safety restrictions – affect the future health of Americans? In this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth, Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl examine both the science and public opinion of Covid-19. You’ll find this topic, and all the [time stamped] topics discussed during this show, here:

[00:50] 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?

[03:38] Listener question: “Is there is any explanation besides bad luck for both Dr. Fauci and President Biden getting ‘rebound COVID’ after taking Paxlovid?”

[05:31] Covid-19 is now an endemic virus: What does that mean and what happens now?

[08:21] What’s new with the monkey pox outbreak?

[12:55] What are the current treatments options for monkey pox?

[17:55] Is monkey pox a major concern for most Americans?

[18:59] How might we “break” of some of healthcare’s most illogical rules?

[24:45] Are Americans putting Covid-19 in the rearview?

[25:59] What’s up with CDC? Is the agency changing course?

[28:42] Kids and Covid-19: any news?

[30:38] What do we know about the Inflation Reduction Act’s impact on healthcare?

[33:09] And what about Amazon’s acquisition of One Medical?

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