The Heat: The impact of Long COVID + the UN & the climate crisis

The Heat

Climate change is high on the agenda as global leaders gather for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. More on that later in the program.

But we begin with the COVID-19 pandemic. As the United States rolls out new vaccine boosters in hopes of staving off a COVID surge this winter, the average daily death toll is more than 350. This as the government estimates 7 to 23 million Americans have “Long COVID”, something the Centers for Disease Control calls “the occurrence of new, returning or ongoing health problems a month or more after the initial infection.”

To discuss the impact of Long COVID:

  • William Haseltine is the chair and president of Access Health International, and author of the new book, “A Family Guide to Long Covid: Questions & Answers”.

Plus — in 1992, the United Nations established an international environmental treaty to combat climate change. CGTN America’s Mike Walter sat down with Simon Stiell. He’s the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to talk about how the UN is responding to today’s climate crisis.

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