Coronavirus Conversations

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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Discussion: How the coronavirus affects already fragile communities

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What impact has the coronavirus pandemic had on places of armed conflict or refugee settlements that are already fragile due to violence and deprivation? As part of our regular series of conversations on the pandemic, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Jocelyn Kelly, director of the program on gender, rights and resilience at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Coronavirus Conversations: How the coronavirus crisis has exposed entrenched health inequities

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed entrenched health inequities for communities of color in the US and around the globe. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic and as a special podcast in The World's feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Nancy Krieger from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Krieger recently co-authored an analysis confirming the extent of such disparities.

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Discussion: How the coronavirus crisis has exposed entrenched health inequities

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The coronavirus pandemic has exposed entrenched health inequities for communities of color in the US and around the globe. As part of our regular series discussing COVID-19, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Nancy Krieger from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Krieger recently co-authored an analysis confirming the extent of such disparities.

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Discussion: Can advances in testing counter surging COVD-19 cases?

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The surge in coronavirus cases around the world led by states like Florida in the US serves as a reminder of the urgent need for more testing. But those who can get a test must sometimes wait days for the results. As part of our regular discussion series on the coronavirus, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with epidemiologist Michael Mina, from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health who addressed the latest advances in COVID-19 testing.

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Discussion: Are countries prepared for a coronavirus surge?

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After months of social distancing and lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some countries are reopening. But fears of a second wave of infections from COVID-19 are concerning. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with William Hanage, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Discussion: How the coronavirus crisis is exacerbating food insecurities and global inequities

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The coronavirus crisis has exacerbated existing crises of food insecurity and health disparities. And mass protests around the world continue to spotlight deep-seated inequities faced by communities of color. As part of our weekly discussion series on the global pandemic, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation exploring the global food supply and inequities, presented with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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