White House predicts more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths
According to the latest projections presented by the White House task force, 100,000 to 240,000 people in this country will die from coronavirus, even with social distancing. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan join Anderson Cooper to discuss issues their states are facing, including lack of testing and the need for more ventilators, masks and other personal protection equipment. Plus, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea tells AC360about 15% of the department has called out sick, while about 1,200 uniform and civilian workers have tested positive for coronavirus. He shares how they're dealing with the shortage of officers.
Airdate: March 31, 2020
U.S. hits single-day record of at least 519 reported coronavirus deaths
With the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the United States rising daily, governors in some of the hardest hit states are still worried about the number of supplies their hospitals have. One of those governors, Ned Lamont from Connecticut joins Anderson Cooper to give an update on his conversations with President Trump and where his state's supplies currently stands. Plus, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Leana Wen discuss the latest on social distancing and whether or not they agree with Dr. Fauci's comments that 100,000 to 200,000 could potentially die from the virus in the United States alone.
Airdate: March 30, 2020
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