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Almost a year into the pandemic, societies are faced with immense contradictions: processing shocking death tolls while finding hope in promising vaccine rollouts. Surgeon, writer and researcher Dr. Atul Gawande speaks with The World’s Marco Werman about what it means to be human in this precarious moment.

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A man wearing a face mask walks through the Sensoji temple in the snow in Tokyo, Jan. 28, 2021.

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