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Discussion: The rise of racism against Asian Americans amid the coronavirus crisis

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A national spike in anti-Asian hate crimes — including a recent mass shooting in Atlanta — is prompting a national conversation. From physical assault to harassment to discrimination, Asian Americans have experienced a harrowing array of violence in the US, made more acute amid the coronavirus crisis. As part of The World's series of conversations with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a panel discussion addressing anti-Asian racism and the pandemic.

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Discussion: The latest on coronavirus variants and rapid testing

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With several vaccines approved, health authorities around the world are racing to inoculate populations before new, potentially more dangerous variants of the coronavirus spread. What are the implications of the COVID-19 variants? As part of The World's regular series of conversations on the pandemic, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard epidemiologist Michael Mina.

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Discussion: Understanding and tracking 'long COVID'

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Doctors around the world are working to understand “long COVID” — a lingering range of symptoms that persists in some people after they have initially recovered from COVID-19 illness. As part of The World's regular series of conversations with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health about the pandemic, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Dr. Andrew Chan who addressed long COVID.

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Discussion: A deepening coronavirus crisis in Brazil

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Brazil — Latin America’s largest country — is experiencing a deepening crisis with the coronavirus pandemic. As part of The World's regular series of conversations about the pandemic, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Marcia Castro, chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Discussion: Coronavirus vaccine acceptance and public attitudes

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There seems to be a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel with the approval of several vaccines and the widespread rollout of vaccination campaigns around the world. But questions about vaccine acceptance persists. As part of The World's regular series of conversations about the coronavirus, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard public opinion expert Gillian SteelFisher, who discussed public attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccines.

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Discussion: Grieving and mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Despite vaccination campaigns underway, the end of the pandemic is still a way off and the death toll continues to weigh on the mental health of people around the world. How do you grieve amid the ongoing suffering? As part of The World's regular series of conversations with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with clinical psychologist Christy Denckla.

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Discussion: A pandemic and schools disrupted

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced school systems around the world to piece together a patchwork of in-person, remote and hybrid learning programs. What’s the latest science on children and COVID-19? The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard education expert Meira Levinson, and epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch.

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