Coronavirus Conversations

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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Discussion: Addressing weaknesses in the medical supply chain amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Despite efforts to ramp up testing for COVID-19, gaps persist in assessing the severity of the coronavirus pandemic. Those gaps are worsened by a stressed global medical supply chain. The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Dr. Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Discussion: The coronavirus pandemic and predicting gaps in healthcare capacity

From a significant lag in testing for COVID-19 to a predicted mismatch between patients and available hospital beds, health care systems around the world are under tremendous pressure. As part of The World's weekly series of live discussions in partnership with Harvard's Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.

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Discussion: The coronavirus outbreak — tracking COVID-19

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The coronavirus, which emerged in China late last year, has crippled global markets and is spreading around the world with the US now confirming a second death and a global death toll above 3,000. On Monday, March 2, 2020, we streamed a live discussion on the coronavirus outbreak moderated by The World's Elana Gordon at The Forum at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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What we know and don’t know about COVID-19

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The new coronavirus outbreak centering in China, has led to the spread of a deluge of information, both reliable and unreliable. The WHO calls it an "infodemic." What do we know and don't know about COVID-19? The World’s Elana Gordon hosted a Facebook Live on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 with Dr. Michael Mina of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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