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Discussion: Stopping the spread of misinformation amid the coronavirus crisis

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Amplified by social media, misinformation can undermine critical public health efforts and fuel conspiracy theories — particularly dangerous amid the coronavirus crisis. As part of our weekly series taking your questions to the experts, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with K. “Vish” Viswanath, professor of health communication at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who addressed the pitfalls of COVID-19 misinformation, as well as ways to find trustworthy information about the pandemic.

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Discussion: Lessons from the coronavirus pandemic to avert a future crisis

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The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the critical role of public health in protecting people around the world. But the crisis has also exposed the need for more investment to help prevent a pandemic of this magnitude from happening again. As part of our weekly series taking your questions to the experts, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Dr. Howard Koh of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Live discussion: How do we reopen workplaces safely amid the coronavirus crisis?

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Governments around the world are looking to start reopening society. But there have been a variety of approaches, and many people want to know: When is it safe to go back to work? As part of our weekly series taking your questions to the experts, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Joseph Allen from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health discussing how to make an office environment safe amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Discussion: Mental health, stress and resiliency during the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 continues to cost lives, sicken millions and force physical distancing. And we may be only beginning to see the psychological impacts of the pandemic. As part of a weekly series taking your questions to the experts, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Dr. Karestan Koenen, professor of psychiatric epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Discussion: Pandemic exposes health inequities in vulnerable communities

With the coronavirus pandemic making its way around the globe, poor communities and communities of color have been hit particularly hard, exposing longstanding health disparities. As part of our weekly series, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Dr. Mary Bassett, director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and former commissioner of health for New York City.

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Discussion: On the front lines of the coronavirus crisis

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Hospital workers are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. What are the challenges facing our medical responders during this unprecedented time? As part of our weekly series with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, The World's Jonathan Dyer moderated a discussion with Paul Biddinger, director of Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Disaster Medicine.

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Discussion: What's next in the effort to fight the coronavirus outbreak?

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One month after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, how close are we to flattening the curve and end the virus’s spread? As part of a series of conversations taking questions right to the experts, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with epidemiologist Caroline Buckee, who will assessed the response to COVID-19 and our current understanding of the virus, vaccines and treatments.

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Discussion: COVID-19 is testing emergency preparedness. What's next?

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The coronavirus crisis has put hospitals around the globe under incredible stress. Many are asking, “Are we prepared?” The answer seems to increasingly be, “no.” So, what's next? The World's Elana Gordon moderated a live discussion with Leonard Marcus from the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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