Lockdowns, social distancing and isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic can take a toll on mental health, Dr. Vivek Murthy told Ian Bremmer on GZERO World. While maintaining distance and avoiding group gatherings is necessary at this time, we must also be mindful of having meaningful interactions with friends and family. Dr. Murthy discusses how this unprecedented moment could lead to either a "social recession" or "social revival" depending on what path we take as a nation.
On the latest episode of GZERO World, former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins Ian Bremmer to discuss how the Sun Belt states became America's epicenter in the COVID-19 outbreak, the latest treatments and therapies for the most severely ill, and another pandemic plaguing America in this time of social distancing and isolation—loneliness.
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Do masks really protect us? Are children less vulnerable to COVID-19? And why do scientists hope you avoid indoor bars? This week, GZERO World is taking all of our burning questions about the latest in the pandemic to a Harvard epidemiologist. Marc Lipsitch is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. So, he knows his stuff!
On GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, legendary epidemiologist Dr. Larry Brilliant challenges the mixed messages on masks coming from the US government. He tells Ian that masks, and even the addition of hats, gloves, and glasses, are essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19 until there is a vaccine.