Nearly 30,000 DACA recipients work as health care professionals. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the industry needs them more than ever. Their fate lies in a Supreme Court decision that could come any week now.
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.
Europe is looking for balance between reopening countries and keeping new infections of the coronavirus under control. In the US, the president melts down as reporters question his leadership. And, immigrant farmworkers and DACA health care providers are essential in the fight against COVID-19 in the US. But they are at risk. Also, astronaut Cady Coleman has suggestions on surviving self-isolation. But if space tips aren't your jam, there's also the Finnish tradition of getting päntsdrunk.
US officials say that immigration enforcement must continue, pandemic or not. But deporting people who may have been exposed to coronavirus in detention facilities risks spreading the disease to countries unequipped to deal with COVID-19.
US President Donald Trump has cut funding to the World Health Organization, prompting swift condemnation from international leaders. Cybercrime has increased during the novel coronavirus pandemic. But a group of cybersecurity experts is volunteering to help fend off attacks. And deportations from the US, the country hardest-hit by COVID-19, continue amid the global health crisis. Those proceedings could be spreading the virus farther.
Doctors in China and the US have transfused antibodies from recovered patients directly into the blood of people with severe cases of COVID-19. Dr. Mario Ostrowski and his collaborators want to identify the genes that encode these antibodies and use them to mass produce lab-grown versions — to turn into a drug to treat the infection.
Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks with The World's Marco Werman about US President Donald Trump's decision to suspend funding for the World Health Organization and the future of multilateral diplomacy. Albright's latest memoir, "Hell and Other Destinations," was released this week.
Blacks and Latinos are more likely than whites to be considered "essential workers" and to be diagnosed with COVID-19 — and to die of the disease. Those experiences are shaping how people from those groups will vote in the November presidential election.