Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Dr. Sanjay Gupta


Staff Neurosurgeon, Emory Clinic; CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

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Despite being diagnosed on Wednesday, the President did not isolate or even regularly wear a mask — possibly becoming a source of spread of the virus. (I cannot believe I am writing this)

What else do we know about the president’s health? His notable health concerns have been his weight and previous evidence of heart disease. In 2018, his last publicly reported coronary calcium score was 133. (6/12)

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A source close to the Coronavirus Task Force told me that even they have been “in the dark” about the president’s health despite being world experts on this disease. During this time transparency about the president’s health will be critically important. (11/12)

There should be medical reporters allowed at the medical briefings. *Does he have pneumonia? CXR/CT results? *Does he have evidence of increasing inflammation in his body? Blood test results? *When was his last negative test? *Why was dexamethasone added to his medications?

Very excited and honored to join the National Academy of Medicine. Spending this beautiful Saturday going through orientation. @theNAMedicine ⁩ @VictorDzau ⁩

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A new report from @earthinstitute  says that insufficient testing, a lack of a national mask mandate and an delayed overall response has led us to 130,00 to 210,00 preventable deaths during the pandemic. (1/2)

Look at this chart – if we had done what South Korea did, the U.S. might have suffered 2,799 deaths and avoided almost 215,00 deaths. Think about that. (2/2)

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Grateful to the remarkably talented @jaketapper . Always an honor to be on your show @TheLeadCNN  Thank you for providing a welcome home for #Science  — and for being such a good friend.

I was with @StephenAtHome  back on March 13, right as a pandemic was being declared. It was the last @colbertlateshow  inside the Ed Sullivan Theater. Tonight, we sit down to talk again. It’s been seven months that have felt like seven years. #LSSC 

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April 27 was the last time there was a White House coronavirus task force briefing, leaving us with more than a month without regular updates from the group Vice President Mike Pence was tapped to lead. (1/24)

Dr Anthony Fauci had an operation today to remove a polyp on his vocal cord. He had general anesthesia and texted me after to let me know he was doing ok. Doctors have advised him to curtail his talking for a while to allow his vocal cords to recover.

There will be too many cruel and unfair stories like this one. CoVID-19 doesn’t discriminate based on what you do or who you are… in this case… robbing the life of someone who had saved so many… my friend and fellow neurosurgeon, Dr James Goodrich. Please Rest In Peace.

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Please don’t get complacent this weekend. I know it will be hard, as this is really starting to settle in for many. Stay home. Slow down. Tidy up. Call an old friend, as they are hopefully home as well. Please behave as if you have the virus. So, be kind.

The truth is - we are still in the thick of the first wave, technically, so we cannot even begin talking about what a second wave might look like. Take a look. (14/24)

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Breaking: Abbott just announced they have been given emergency use authorization for a rapid antigen test. They say: 15 minutes. 5 dollars. Greater than 95% sensitivity and no machine or lab required, adding they have the ability to make 50 million tests per month by October.

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