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Leading health journalist Laurie Garrett on COVID lessons learned from Japan

When it comes to preparedness for this global crisis, Japan had a key advantage—a universal healthcare system that provides medical attention to all at no or low cost to the patient. But there were other cultural and institutional factors at play, as Pulitzer Prize-winning health journalist Laurie Garrett explains. The video is part of a limited "Japan in 60 Seconds" series produced in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan.

This video is sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan.

Dr. Ashish Jha on how we've dramatically reduced COVID-19 mortality rates

"There's no doubt in my mind, when I have poured over the data, that an average person who got infected and got sick enough to be hospitalized, let's say in March, in New York, that person probably has a 30% to 50% lower likelihood of dying today. That's amazing." Public health expert Dr. Ashish Jha doesn't have much good news about the state of the pandemic today. But one area of optimism is the improved treatments that doctors and researchers have developed for a disease that we didn't even exist a year ago.

Watch the episode: Dr. Ashish Jha on COVID-19 and the dark winter to come


Fighting COVID in the Amazon

In a small village in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, an indigenous nurse is doing whatever she can to protect her own community from the ravages of COVID-19. But in a place where water is in short supply, the struggle to enact proper sanitation is very real. But so, too, is her determination to succeed.

Watch the episode: Dr. Ashish Jha on COVID-19 and the dark winter to come

GZERO Media Town Hall: Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic

GZERO Media, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Eurasia Group, today hosted its second virtual town hall on the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine and the challenges of its distribution.

The panel was moderated by New York Times science and health reporter Apoorva Mandavilli and featured Gates Foundation's Deputy Director of Vaccines & Human Immunobiology, Lynda Stuart; Eurasia Group's Rohitesh Dhawan, Managing Director of Energy, Climate & Resources; Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman; and Gayle E. Smith, the president & CEO of ONE Campaign and former Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Watch the full video above.

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CDC Has Maintained High US Trust; Will This Change?

Ian Bremmer looks at how American public trust in government has fallen off a cliff in a relatively short period of time. However, public trust in one of the most critical institutions of the moment, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, remains high.

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