The Current for May 3, 2021
Today on The Current:
Nearly a year ago, as the first wave of COVID-19 began to wane, Canadian physician Peter Singer told The Current that the worst of the pandemic may yet be to come. Where does he think we are now? Singer, the special advisor to the director general of the World Health Organization, talks to Matt Galloway about the COVID-19 crisis in India, the third wave in Canada and whether vaccines can keep up with a constantly evolving virus.
Plus, writer Patrick Radden Keefe discusses his new book, Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, which explores the opioid crisis, and the role played by the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma.
And Alessandro Rossellini joins us to discuss his documentary The Rossellinis. The film is about his large, famous, film-making family — and his quest to understand his place in it.