China by far is bearing the biggest burden of the new coronavirus outbreak — only about 100 cases have been reported outside the country. But on Thursday, the World Health Organization declared it a public health emergency of international concern, while at the same time recommending countries not limit trade and travel to China. Michael Mina, an infectious disease specialist at Harvard, explains what's known at this point about this disease and the best ways to respond.

Full story - February 18, 2020
A street cleaner is shown wearing an orange, reflective safety suit and a face mask walks on a sidewalk.
The new coronavirus outbreak centering in China, has led to the spread of a deluge of information, both reliable and unreliable. The WHO calls it an "infodemic." What do we know and don't know about COVID-19? Join The World’s Elana Gordon for a Facebook Live streaming right here on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at 12 p.m. ET with Dr. Michael Mina of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Full story - February 18, 2020
A portrait of Antonio Arellano, interim executive director for Jolt Action.
Last weekend, young Latinos gathered in Houston, Texas, to hear from presidential candidates. Their message? To win in November and turn Texas purple, candidates need to prioritize voters of color. 
Full episode - February 18, 2020
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We're due for another coronavirus reality check on what we know and how we know it. Dr. Michael Mina, an infectious disease specialist at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, speaks with The World's host Marco Werman about the latest understanding of how the virus spreads, how it incubates and how deadly COVID-19 is compared to other respiratory diseases. And, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he’ll start handing out $10 billion worth of grants to fight climate change. Also, in Thailand, snails have long been seen as creepy pests that ravage crops. Now a beauty craze sweeping Asia — rubbing collagen-rich snail excretion on your face — has radically hiked the value of snails.
Full story - February 18, 2020
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A newly leaked database provides further evidence that China's detention of the Muslim minority group is based on religion, family ties and retrospective punishment for arbitrary infractions, like having at some point worn a veil, grown a long beard, or being an "untrustworthy person born in a certain decade." Uighur activist Jewher Ilham spoke to The World's Marco Werman about the detention and surveillance of Uighurs in China.
Full story - February 18, 2020
Democratic 2020 US presidential candidates (left to right) former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders participate in the eighth Democratic 2020 presidential debate.
Telemundo's climate correspondent Vanessa Hauc will co-moderate the debate in Las Vegas. "The people that have the least are the ones that are going to be more affected" by climate change, she said.
Full story - February 17, 2020
The Hou family in Beijing in January, days before alarm spread about the coronavirus.
The Hou family’s trip to China last month was supposed to be a routine visit to renew their US employment visas. Then the coronavirus hit.
Full episode - February 17, 2020
A bus arrives near the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens of passengers were tested positive for coronavirus, at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, on February 16, 2020.
The biggest cluster of coronavirus cases outside of China is on a cruise ship called the Diamond Princess. The World's host Marco Werman speaks with one of the passengers on board and with an infectious disease specialist at the University of Toronto. Also, meet a Chinese American family that's now on lockdown in northwest China. Plus, climate change may get some attention in Tuesday's Democratic presidential candidate debate in Nevada. Hear from one of the debate moderators who is also a climate journalist for Telemundo.
Full story - February 17, 2020
Around 11,400 children were deported from France during the Holocaust. Students at Alliance Pavillons Sous Bois will spend time tracing the history of individual child deportees as part of the school's Holocaust curriculum.
In January, the US-based Claims Conference, an organization that fights for justice for Holocaust victims, published an alarming survey about French millennials’ knowledge of the Holocaust.
Full story - February 17, 2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a podium
The World's Host Marco Werman speaks with former US Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns, who shares takeaways from the Munich Security Conference this past weekend.
Full story - February 17, 2020
People in athletic clothes warm up together on a sidewalk.
Palestinians have for decades had their freedom of movement curtailed around Jerusalem, with measures the Israeli authorities say are necessary for security.

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