The coronavirus pandemic has exposed entrenched health inequities for communities of color in the US and around the globe. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic and as a special podcast in The World's feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Nancy Krieger from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Krieger recently co-authored an analysis confirming the extent of such disparities.

Full episode - August 10, 2020
A large crowd of protesters are shown in the street with chains pulling down a concrete slab.
Thousands of angry protesters have taken to the streets of Beirut demanding the ousting of Lebanon’s political elite, leading to the resignations of several ministers on Monday. And, America’s focus on preparation for future wars comes with a cost, and has left the US ill-prepared for the global coronavirus crisis. Also, the pandemic is hitting Brazil's poor and unemployed population particularly hard leading to soaring numbers of evictions. Now, housing advocates are starting to push back.
Full story - August 10, 2020
A woman with long hair and glasses wears blue scrubs holding three infants in her arms while talking on a phone in a damaged hospital
“It was like the doors of hell had opened.” That’s how one doctor described the scene at his hospital in Beirut after a massive blast last Tuesday killed more than 150 people and injured thousands of others.
Full story - August 10, 2020
In this photograph taken from above, thousands of temportary shelters are shown across a wide arid area.
What impact has the coronavirus pandemic had on places of armed conflict or refugee settlements that are already fragile due to violence and deprivation? As part of our regular series of conversations on the pandemic, The World's Elana Gordon will be taking your questions and moderating a discussion with Jocelyn Kelly, director of the program on gender, rights and resilience at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, on Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020, at noon Eastern time.
Full story - August 10, 2020
Several people are shown carrying an injured protester on their shoulders with smoke all around them.
In Belarus, the opposition has refused to concede that incumbent Alexander Lukashenko won Sunday’s presidential election, leaders around the globe are offering aid to Lebanon, and on Sunday, the US topped 5 million recorded coronavirus cases.
Full story - August 07, 2020
Several white airplanes with Kenya Airways logo on them in red and green parked in airport.
COVID-19 lockdowns in East Africa brought air travel to a halt for months. Now, airlines in the region are returning to the air.
Full episode - August 07, 2020
The port of Beirut is show with shipping containers scattered and damaged in the distance with a man in a dark t-shirt in the nearground.
Beirut is still coming to terms with the blast that killed scores of people and wiped out Lebanon's main seaport Tuesday. One of the main concerns now is food. And, earlier this week, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said that the world faces a “generational catastrophe” because of school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic. Also, after a week filled with tragedy, anger and frustration following Beirut's explosion, one glimmer of light is Fairuz, Lebanon's most beloved singer, and her song "Li Beirut" which captures the beauty and pain that the city conjures for many people.
Full story - August 07, 2020
Tsitsi Dangerembga, left, prominent Zimbabwean author and Fadzayi Mahere, right, spokeswoman for the main opposition party, appear at the magistrates courts with others in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 1, 2020.
The Booker Prize-winning novelist was arrested at a political demonstration last week against Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government.
Full story - August 07, 2020
A Palestinian teacher, at right, wears a protective face mask on the first day of class of the new school year at the United Nations-run elementary school at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, August 8, 2020.
The World's host Marco Werman speaks with Stefania Giannini, the UN's assistant director-general for education about the impact of the coronavirus on schools and students.
Full story - August 07, 2020
Several people are shown in an Apple store in Beijing with one person in the near ground wearing a t-shirt with "Make TikToks" printed on it.
Citing national security grounds, US President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of the popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat, And, Lebanese President Michel Aoun announced that the blast investigation would encompass three levels of inquiry, including the possibility of foreign interference. Also, Moscow has taken a shortcut toward a coronavirus vaccine, with some medical workers and government employees in Russia’s capital being eligible to receive what is being deemed the world’s first vaccine.
Full story - August 06, 2020
Gandega Bakary, 16, who is originally from Mali, has been living on the street in France, even amid the coronavirus lockdown.
A group of five nongovernmental organizations are pressuring the French government to build a special housing facility exclusively for migrant youth as they await legal decisions on their status in the country.

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