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One in five people in the world are on lockdown in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, as doctors in Italy fall ill fighting the disease. The number of reported COVID-19 cases in North Korea and Russia are questionably low. The World talks with a North Korean defector and a Russian doctor to find out why. Both the pandemic and climate change are calling into question society as we know it. What lessons might the response to COVID-19 have for fighting climate change?