Amanpour: George Osborne, Jeremy Farrar, Billie Jean King and Jon Cohen


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George Osborne, former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the shocking news that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tested positive for coronavirus, has been admitted to the ICU due to his worsening condition. They dig into how the country are dealing with the crisis and this new development. Jeremy Farrar, director of The Wellcome Trust, talks about the race the find an effective treatment for the virus. Billie Jean King, the iconic Tennis Champion and founder of the Women's Tennis Association, expresses her approval that the Billie Jean King Tennis Center will be transformed into a temporary hospital in the fight against Covid-19. She talks about the advantages and disadvantages of so many sporting events being cancelled. Then our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Jon Cohen, senior correspondent at Science Magazine, about the extraordinary work being done to find a vaccine. However, he also stresses the importance of listening to the clear-cut facts coming out of the scientific community, that too many are ignoring.

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