Coronavirus Conversations

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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Discussion: Surging coronavirus cases and new vaccines

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With spiking coronavirus cases, the US and countries around the globe are looking to measures such as COVID-19 vaccines and rapid self-testing. But steps such as mask-wearing and social distancing remain critical. As part of our regular series of conversations about the pandemic, The World’s Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard epidemiologist Megan Murray for the latest insights.

Discussion: Mental health and 'pandemic fatigue' ahead of the holidays

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The coronavirus crisis is leading to mental health and lockdown fatigue. How are people coping with ongoing needs to social distance, wear masks and stay at home? As part of our regular conversation series on the pandemic, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health psychiatric epidemiologist Karestan Koenen.

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Discussion: Where do we stand with testing and a vaccine for the coronavirus?

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Health authorities in Europe and around the world are bracing for new surges of the coronavirus. As fall temperatures drop and more of us stay inside longer, where do we stand on testing, diagnostics and a vaccine amid a growing sense of pandemic fatigue? As part of our regular series of conversations, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard University epidemiologist William Hanage.

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Discussion: What's driving the latest coronavirus surges?

Many health officials around the world are working to contain second waves of the coronavirus. As part of our regular series on the pandemic with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, join us as we examine what's driving the latest wave of surges around the world. To find out more, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Yonatan Grad, from Harvard's department of immunology and infectious diseases.

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Discussion: Will people accept a COVID-19 vaccine?

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Some health experts say a vaccine for the coronavirus may be available in the next year. However, ready acceptance of such a vaccine remains unknown. As part of our series of conversations about the pandemic, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Dr. Howard Koh, a professor public health leadership at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Kennedy School.

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Discussion: Reopening schools and workplaces amid the coronavirus

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With fall underway, millions of students and teachers in the United States are adjusting to the new normal of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. For college students, living on campus has also brought new challenges. As part of our regular series of conversations on the pandemic, The World's global health reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with healthy buildings expert Joseph Allen.

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