The Current

The Current for July 12, 2021

Today on The Current: Mitigating the spread of COVID-19 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics; and how sober curious people are questioning their relationship with alcohol.
Mark Kelley is guest host of The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

The Olympics are less than two weeks away, but concerns persist about mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Guest host Mark Kelley talks to Dr. Annie Sparrow, a public health specialist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York; Dr. Jeremy Faust, a physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston; and Dr. Mike Wilkinson, chief medical officer for the Canadian Olympic Committee. 

Plus, are you sober curious? We hear about how mindful drinking is catching on and changing how, and what, we imbibe. We talk to Laura Willoughby, co-founder of Club Soda, a mindful drinking organization; Kerry Benson, a registered dietitian and co-author of Mocktail Party; and alcohol-free gin maker Bob Huitema.