65,000+ coronavirus cases in the U.S.; at least 921 deaths
With more than 65,000 coronavirus cases in the United States, at least 20,000 of those are in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio joins Anderson Cooper to give an update on how the city hospitals are doing and the need for medical supplies, especially ventilators. Plus, Senator Bernie Sanders gives AC360° his take on the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill and updates us on his presidential campaign.
Airdate: March 25, 2020
Dr. Birx: People recently in the New York City area should self-quarantine in their homes for 14 days
With about 56 percent of all U.S. coronavirus coming out of the New York City metro area, a member of the White House's task force says anyone who's recently left the region should self-quarantine for 14 days to try and slow the spread of the virus. That specific guideline isn't on the CDC or the White House website. Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins Anderson Cooper to discuss Dr. Deborah Birx's comments. Plus, Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, joins AC360° to discuss the state of the economy and what he's hearing from business owners.
Airdate: March 24, 2020
42,600+ coronavirus cases in the United Sates and at least 541 dead
The President signals he is looking for a way to "get our country open again." He said he was talking in terms of weeks, not months but the Surgeon General says Americans should prepare for the pandemic to get worse. Dr. David Katz, former director at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, joins Anderson Cooper to discuss the op-ed he wrote in the Washington Post asking if "our fight against coronavirus is worse than the disease." Plus, the President has been touting several drugs that he believes might help fight coronavirus. Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks into one of them called chloroquine, which is used to treat malaria.
Airdate: March 23, 2020
Dr. David Katz
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
4 states order nonessential workers to stay home to slow the spread of coronavirus
Nonessential workers in New York, Connecticut, California and Illinois are being ordered to stay home as the number of coronavirus cases tops 18,000 in the United States. Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Leana Wen join Anderson Cooper to discuss the difficulties hospitals are facing with lack of testing and shortage of supplies. Plus, the doctors answer questions from viewers about vaccine trials and give advice to nurses treating patients who have the coronavirus.
Airdate: March 20, 2020
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Leana Wen
Pres. Trump: We are ordering "thousands and thousands" of ventilators
President Trump invoked emergency wartime authority to speed production of protective equipment and ventilators both of which are in short supply. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joins Anderson Cooper to discuss the status of supplies in his city and what he needs from the federal government. Plus, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer tells AC360 about how the Senate passed phase two of coronavirus relief efforts, including paid emergency leave but there's a number of restrictions on who exactly can get it.
Airdate: March 18, 2020