Harvard Public Health Expert: At Least 40 States 'Are Either Flat Or Going Up' In Terms Of Coronavirus Cases
The New York Times reported Monday that a draft document from the federal government projected an estimated 3,000 coronavirus deaths per day by June — more than double prior estimates. Johns Hopkins University researchers behind the numbers referenced in that document later cautioned that such estimates were based on “preliminary analyses” and were meant “to aid in scenario planning — not to be used as forecasts.”

But one of the scenarios included in that planning included “the premature relaxation of social distancing,” raising the question of the dire public health impacts that may arise as some states move quickly to ‘reopen’ for regular business. Jim Braude joined Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute to discuss.

The Coronavirus Telehealth Spike
Mental health is a growing concern during the coronavirus pandemic, with widespread spikes in anxiety, depression and sleeplessness. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts says that more than half of the 500,000 telehealth visits they've processed over the last six six weeks — as fewer people see doctors in person — have been for therapy and behavioral health visits.

Jim Braude joined BCBS’ Associate Medical Director for Behavioral Health, Doctor Ken Duckworth, who is also the medical director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and an assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Public Health, to discuss.

Suffolk University Pollster David Paleologos On Mass. Residents Largely Supporting Coronavirus Restrictions
Despite the economic and social toll the coronavirus shutdown has had in Massachusetts, there is still overwhelming public support for the measures, according to a new Suffolk University/WGBH News/ Boston Globe poll. To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos.