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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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Where is the world in the race to combat coronavirus? 'Only renewables' holding up in global energy slump; As the coronavirus drags on, Mexico's food prices soar

Where is the world in a search for a vaccine or treatment for the novel coronavirus? And, in Mexico, food prices are rising as the pandemic continues. Experts worry about the long-term effects of the global health crisis on food insecurity. Also, Lithuania is taking an innovative approach to reopening public spaces. Plus in France, dentists are stripping down for a cause.

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Signs of hope in Spain and Italy; Stemming the economic impact of COVID-19; South Korea flattened the curve. What happens next?

US officials warn of "our Pearl Harbor moment" as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US nears 340,000. Europe and South Korea may be showing signs of hope. And, how are countries dealing with the economic impact of COVID-19 on their societies and banking systems? Also, the pandemic has changed the way people and products are moving around the world. Some hope that lessons learned can help in the fight against climate change.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Stuntmen get some glory

The stars of South Korean action movies get to play the hero with their daring fight scenes and impressive stunts, and now the stuntmen who help them look so good are getting a film of their own; the documentary "Action Boys,"

Sports

South Koreans vs LPGA

The Ladies Professional Golf Association wants foreign players to show some proficiency in English. Some South Korean LPGA members are claiming discrimination.

Global Politics

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz we wanted you to list seven countries whose citizens are now allowed to come to the United States without a visa. But they do need to fill an online form. The answer is: the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and South Korea. Jason Strother reports from Seoul on what the new rules mean for South Koreans who want to travel to the US.

Environment

Internet addiction in South Korea

Many South Korean kids spend a lot of time on their computers, and some worry that many are addicted. Reporter Jason Strother tells us about a treatment program designed to get South Korea's children off the computer.

Arts, Culture & Media

South Koreans back on beef wagon

South Koreans took to the streets a few months ago to protest lifting the ban on American beef. Not any more. Jason Strother reports from Seoul on how Koreans' sudden enthusiasm for American beef makes one wonder what all the fuss was about.

Global Politics

Secretary Clinton in South Korea

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in South Korea for the latest stop on her Asia tour. Top of the agenda there will be North Korea's nuclear program. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from The World's Matthew Bell.