The Current

The Current for Oct. 15, 2020

Today on The Current: The Great Barrington Declaration calls for an end to COVID-19 lockdowns, Road to November: Kentucky, the Derby, and protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor, Christopher Havens found meaning in math while in prison for murder
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

The Great Barrington Declaration calls for ending lockdowns and trying to achieve herd immunity for COVID-19, but while the White House is reportedly intrigued, many health professionals are not. We talk to epidemiologist and mathematical modeller Ashleigh Tuite, microbiologist and immunologist John Moore, and Timothy Caulfield, the Canada research chair in health law and policy, who studies misinformation in health, particularly during the pandemic.

Plus, this year's Kentucky Derby happened amid protests about racism and the killing of Breonna Taylor. Greg Harbut, one of the few Black horse owners in Derby history, was asked to boycott. He tells us about the choice he made. Then, we hear from Bob Heleringer, a former Republican state representative, about how Kentucky may lean on Nov. 3. Read more from the Road to November series on the U.S. election here.

And while serving 25 years in prison for murder, Christopher Havens says number theory and math has given his life meaning. Now he's started the Prison Mathematics Project to help others find the same.