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May 03, 2021

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A COVID-19 patient is shown strapped to a yellow gurney with several medical staff moving along side in a blurred motion photograph.

Medical personnel wheel a bed with a coronavirus patient in critical condition as they prepare to transfer the patient by ambulance to a hospital in Aachen, Germany, April 14, 2021.

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Francisco Seco/AP/File photo

Doctors around the world are working to understand “long COVID” — a lingering range of symptoms that persists in some people after they have initially recovered from COVID-19 illness. As part of The World's regular series of conversations with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health about the pandemic, and as a special in our podcast feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Dr. Andrew Chan who addressed long COVID.

More of The World's Coronavirus Conversation series: https://theworld.org/coronavirus-conversations

 

Stories in this Edition

Top of The World

Modi’s BJP suffers election loss amid coronavirus crisis

Top of The World: Amid an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party suffered a defeat on Sunday. And, rescue on Sunday responded to reports of a 40-foot capsized boat that had broken apart near the city’s coast — a vessel suspected of human smuggling. Also, police in Frankfurt, Germany, said they have arrested several suspects believed to have run a child pornography site.

Tokyo Olympics

Despite the ban, will athletes protest at the Tokyo Olympics?

After an 11-month review process, the International Olympic Committee’s 17-person Athletes' Commission has reiterated their support for a ban on protests and demonstrations at official ceremonies, on the field of play and on podiums. But commission chair Kirsty Coventry says defining what the punishment for these protests looks like is not her responsibility. The World's Bianca Hillier reports on how this may play out in Tokyo this summer.