The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide surpassed 5 million this week, with most of the new cases coming from just four countries: the U.S., Russia, Brazil and India. Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, professor at Columbia University, joins us to discuss the state of the coronavirus pandemic. And, commencement speeches this year have taken on additional weight as graduates try to imagine what the future holds. Poet and author Sonya Renee Taylor joins us with some inspiring words for the graduating class of 2020. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's May 22, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at hereandnow.org — and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or join the conversation on Facebook.
This program aired on May 22, 2020.