Monday April 13, 2020

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COVID-19: Trapped Abroad

A reported more than 24,000 Americans remain stuck overseas due to canceled flights and closed borders throughout the world due to the coronavirus. Today, Dr. Phil speaks with a mother and daughter who say they are trapped in India and claim the hostel they are staying in is trying to keep them confined to the property grounds. Plus, Dr. Phil speaks with a retired couple who spent 13 days confined to their small room aboard a cruise ship, some of those days without a working toilet or cold water. Hear why the husband says he thought about taking his own life as his only way out. Also, Dr. Phil speaks with a travel industry expert to learn what stranded Americans should be doing to get home safely.

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Tuesday April 14, 2020

COVID-19: Branded and Scorned

Fear and anxiety stemming from the coronavirus pandemic are causing some people to lash out at those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as well as Asian-Americans. Dr. Phil meets Clare, a 21-year-old from New York who contracted coronavirus in early March and claims that instead of love and support from friends, she received interrogation and scorn. Dr. Phil advises Clare about how to process the feelings of judgment she says she experienced as a result of her diagnosis. Dr. Phil also meets Valerie, a Chinese-American who claims she was verbally attacked, kicked at, and chased down her own street by a man who accused her of spreading the virus because of her ethnicity. Dr. Phil gives guidance and unique advice about how Valerie can move on from this attack.

 

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Wednesday April 15, 2020

COVID-19: The Whistleblowers

As many Americans work from home and shelter in place, essential workers are risking their lives on the front lines of the global coronavirus pandemic. In what seems to be a disturbing trend, whistleblowers are allegedly being punished for calling for safe working conditions. Dr. Phil speaks to nurses who claim they have been penalized for demanding protective masks, and a man who claims he was fired by Amazon after fighting for safe working conditions.

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Thursday April 16, 2020

Miracle “Cures,” Scams, and What Really Might Treat COVID-19

Americans are desperate for cures for COVID-19, and some are turning to fake miracle products such as liquid silver, teas, tonics, and even toothpaste. Dr. Phil is joined by George Mueller, Deputy Commissioner for the California Department of Insurance's Enforcement Branch, to separate fact from fiction, and science from snake oil, to provide you all the information you need to stay ahead of these con artists. Dr. Phil also speaks with a young woman who says she is eating pineapple, mango, and drinking whiskey after contracting the virus. Then, former NFL player Kyle Turley says the government is trying to block him from saying CBD is the miracle cure for the virus. And finally, Associate Dean of Duke Medical School Dr. Susanna Naggie discusses how close we are to finding a cure. Don’t miss it!

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Friday April 17, 2020

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COVID-19: Sobriety in a Time of Crisis

People struggling with addiction are at a much higher risk for relapse as their lives and routines are put on pause during the global coronavirus pandemic. Many people have been introduced to new stressors as they’re laid off from work, have loved ones getting sick, or they’re being cooped up in their homes alone for weeks wondering when will this end? People who never thought they had a drinking problem are drinking more and are starting to wonder if they might develop a problem. Today, Dr. Phil talks to Anne, a woman who says that she and her boyfriend broke up a few days after they began self-isolating and shares that she's been drinking alcohol to help heal her broken heart. Also, two former guests, Danielle and Niki, join Dr. Phil to share the struggles they've seen firsthand in the sober community during the pandemic.

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