Amanpour: Lawrence H. Summers, Dr. Celine Gounder, Tim Spector, Dr. Regina Benjamin and Mark Suzman


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Lawrence H. Summers, professor at Harvard University, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the record surge in U.S. unemployment. He says that the government is underreacting to this crisis and expects to see those numbers go into the tens of millions. Dr. Celine Gounder, assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at NYU, and Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London whose app tracks Covid-19, dig into what everyone is talking about right now - the need for rigorous testing. They unpack the criticism of the U.S. government and their lack of testing and tracking. Then our Walter Isaacson talks to Dr. Regina Benjamin, former U.S. Surgeon General under Obama and founder or BayouClinic in Alabama, about how rural America and the deep south are struggling to cope with this pandemic. She highlights how America's fragile healthcare system means that those in poorer, rural areas are suffering the most. Mark Suzman, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, about the race to find a vaccine and what needs to be done to fight this outbreak. His foundation sounded the alarm years ago about just this kind of threat.

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