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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 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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Global Politics

South Korea free trade agreement

Correspondent Jason Strother reports that South Korean president Lee Myung bak will be lobbying for passage of a bilateral free trade agreement during his upcoming visit to the United States, and while the Bush administration supports the agreement, lawmakers in both countries still need to be convinced.

Conflict & Justice

Torch in South Korea

Jason Strother reports that the Olympic torch will arrive in South Korea this weekend and human rights activists in Seoul want to use the event to focus attention on China's forced repatriation of North Korean refugees.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

In today's Geo Quiz -- we asked for the name of the sea that lies between the Korean peninsula and the islands of Japan. The answer depends on whom you ask. The Sea of Japan is the internationally recognized name, but Koreans prefer the East Sea or the East Sea of Korea. Any of those serve as the answer to our quiz.

Arts, Culture & Media

Korean abstract art

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Park Seo-Bo, the artist known as "the father of Korean abstract painting;� the 77 year-old artist currently has his first ever exhibit in New York City.

Global Politics

South Korea restricts US beef imports

Seoul is already calling for imports to be restricted again; protesters have put pressure on President Lee Myung Bak and they say he's exposing the nation to mad cow disease by allowing the import of US beef, as Correspondent Jason Strother has the story.