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Amanpour: Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Tim O'Brien and James Carroll

Released Thursday, 25th March 2021
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World Health Organization Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan joins Christiane Amanpour to reflect on the vaccine rollout so far; both the progress and the setbacks. She warns the EU Covid-19 vaccine export ban could snowball and become uncontrollable. Then as Iraq grapples with their highest number of daily covid cases since the pandemic began, CNN Correspondent Arwa Damon's reports on their parallel epidemic of crystal meth. She explores the ecosystem of this silent war, from the dealers to the rehab clinics. Turning to America, award-winning novelist Tim O'Brien says he has to pretend that his books can stop wars or change minds. He talks books, fatherhood and his new documentary "The War and Peace of Tim O'Brien." Then our Michel Martin speaks to James Carroll, former priest and author of "The Truth at the Heart of the Lie", about the need for reform in the church, including giving women a voice within the institution.

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