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 story - August 04, 2020
Ana Tijoux performs during a concert by female artists on the eve of International Women's Day, in the Zocalo in Mexico City, March 7, 2020.
Ana Tijoux's new song “Pa Qué?” drew inspiration from statements early into the pandemic from politicians like British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
Full story - August 04, 2020
A baseball player watches a foul ball go into stands filled with photos of fans.
With spectators unable to watch live sports in person due to the coronavirus, the cheers and jeers must come from somewhere. Teams, leagues and broadcasters around the world are taking different approaches to provide artificial crowd noise for games.
Full story - August 04, 2020
A young girl is shown sitting at a classroom desk wearing a protective face mask and plastic face guard while holding a pen.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday the world faces a "generational catastrophe" in the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to the largest disruption of education in history. Also, Iraq faces record heat levels that reached temperatures of 125 Fahrenheit in Baghdad. And, Belarus' president, Alexander Lukashenko, has pledged his allegiance to Russia.
Full story - August 03, 2020
Oaxaca's landmark Santo Domingo church and the former convent that houses the state's largest museum have been cordoned off as part of pandemic mitigation measures.
The country's economy is in a downward spiral as the coronavirus continues to spread.
Full episode - August 03, 2020
A man is shown kneeling next to a memorial that has stars and an American flag pinned on it.
Monday marks the one-year anniversary of a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, resulting in the deaths of 23 people, with dozens more wounded. The World looks at how the local community is remembering those who died. And, ISIS carried out a brazen attack on a prison in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sunday night. The attack, which went on for about 20 hours, raises questions about security and peace talks. Plus, there's a debate in Canada over outdoor drinking. It's mostly banned because of the coronavirus pandemic — but some cities are now allowing alcoholic beverages to be consumed outdoors to encourage socially distant drinking.
Full story - August 03, 2020
A man stands in front of many motorcyles and drivers wearing helmets outside in front of an overpass.
Thousands of boda boda drivers have been out of work since March when the Ugandan government suspended most forms of public transportation in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Full story - August 03, 2020
A few people walk or bike in shadows near a large building.
In previous years, throngs of tourists flocked to Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona. But with hundreds of new outbreaks of the coronavirus in the northeast region of Catalonia, Spain's tourism industry is taking a serious hit.
Full story - August 03, 2020
An Afghan security person is shown holding a large rifle pointed up and wear a helmut and other military-grade equipment.
Afghan security forces said they have retaken control of a prison today after an hours-long battle a day after the facility was targeted by ISIS in a deadly attack, And, one person dies from the coronavirus in Iran every seven minutes, the country's Health Ministry spokesman said. Also, the health minister in Britain announced plans to roll out millions of new coronavirus tests that can detect the virus in 90 minutes.
Full episode - July 31, 2020
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is shown wearing a face mask with an image of the Hong Kong coastline in the background.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced Friday that the election planned for early September will be delayed for one year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Also, the pandemic has upended long-established strategies for protecting people and property from the dangers of hurricanes, raising widespread concerns for the Bahamas as Hurricane Isaias tracks through the Caribbean. Plus, sports teams, leagues and broadcasters around the world are taking different approaches to providing crowd noise for games taking place with no fans in attendance.

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