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Harnessing Bloomberg's reporting from every continent, Bloomberg's daily Prognosis podcast brings the news, data and analysis you need for living in the time of Covid-19. In around ten minutes, we will explain the latest developments in health and science, the impact on individuals, industries and governments and the adaptations they are making in the face of the global pandemic. Come back every weekday afternoon for a short dose of the best information about the novel coronavirus from more than 120 bureaus around the world.

Prognosis Daily: Coronavirus Bloomberg

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Harnessing Bloomberg's reporting from every continent, Bloomberg's daily Prognosis podcast brings the news, data and analysis you need for living in the time of Covid-19. In around ten minutes, we will explain the latest developments in health and science, the impact on individuals, industries and governments and the adaptations they are making in the face of the global pandemic. Come back every weekday afternoon for a short dose of the best information about the novel coronavirus from more than 120 bureaus around the world.

    Will Anyone Be Able to Afford Covid Drugs?

    Will Anyone Be Able to Afford Covid Drugs?

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley insists that the long-delayed drug-price bill he is co-sponsoring will get a vote this year. Grassley worries that if the bill doesn't pass, drugmakers will charge whatever they want for Covid-19 related drugs. But drug lobbyists are counting on the coronavirus making drug pricing reform obsolete. Emma Court and Riley Griffin spoke to Senator Grassley about the bill.

    • 16 min
    Why New York Got Hit So Hard

    Why New York Got Hit So Hard

    At least 21,000 New Yorkers are dead from Covid-19, with a few dozen added to the city’s count every day. The city’s deaths are 10 times those of Los Angeles County’s. They’ve surpassed the 16,000 lives lost in Italy’s hard-hit Lombardy region. Drew Armstrong reviewed the statements of experts, officials, and politicians to better understand the root causes of New York City’s devastating outbreak.

    • 13 min
    A Canine Virus Detection System

    A Canine Virus Detection System

    Dogs have long had a positive link with human health. Science has shown that the benefits of dog ownership extend from reducing the risk of schizophrenia to improving cardiovascular health. But Jason Gale reports they may have other, untapped powers to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Plus: How coronavirus created the conditions for the recent nationwide protests.

    • 13 min
    What Heat Really Does to the Virus

    What Heat Really Does to the Virus

    Scientists and politicians have wondered for months whether the coronavirus would diminish, if not disappear entirely, over the summer. As the weather heats up in the Northern Hemisphere, and cools down in the Southern part of the world Jason Gale talked to one of America’s most respected public health experts to understand the facts about the virus in warm weather.

    • 12 min
    A New Vaccine Frontrunner

    A New Vaccine Frontrunner

    As competitors publicly entered the race to produce a vaccine, drug giant Merck stayed quiet about its development plans. Now, the company has revealed it’s working on two vaccines and a treatment pill -- emerging as a frontrunner in the development contest. Although the company has refused to give firm timelines for its research, it has pledged to make its vaccines and pill available globally, if they're successful. Riley Griffin talked with Merck Chief Executive Kenneth C. Frazier about the company's plans.

    • 14 min
    How Many People Have Really Died?

    How Many People Have Really Died?

    So far, more than 300,000 people globally are known to have died because of the coronavirus. The U.S. is fast approaching the grim milestone of 100,000 fatalities. And as shocking as those numbers are, experts believe there are actually many more deaths we’re not counting. We need to understand how fast, and in what groups, mortality is rising, in order to fine-tune the policies that govern our response to the virus. Jason Gale reports that experts are looking past the official count to find other ways to investigate just how many people are dying.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
326 Ratings

326 Ratings

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Great reporting

Excellent coverage true to the great work done routinely by Bloomberg. The pace could be a bit faster. Overall we are lucky to have this deep and salient coverage of crucially important topics.

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Happy subscriber

I look forward to the daily podcasts. Short and concise. It’s all I need to know for the day.

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Kristen’s verbal fry

The content of this podcast is great, but I’m giving you 1 star because I can’t take Kristin V. Brown’s vocal fry. Ugh 🤮 Grind growl 😱 it’s intolerable. Please get another reporter or tell Kristin to speak like a grown up, not a valley girl. As soon as I hear that she’s the reporter I quit listening and delete that episode.

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