Full story - May 18, 2020
A woman is shown through a clear glass window with the reflection of a Mexico City neighborhood.
The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the critical role of public health in protecting people around the world. But the crisis has also exposed the need for more investment to help prevent a pandemic of this magnitude from happening again. As part of our weekly series taking your questions to the experts, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Dr. Howard Koh of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Full story - May 18, 2020
The San Marco basin in Venice appears placid as a result of the slowdown in activity with the country's lockdown in response to the coronavirus.
Although Italy has begun reopening, it’s unclear what the future holds for Venice, a city historically dependent on millions of tourists each year.  
Full episode - May 18, 2020
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is shown standing at a wooden podium with the blue WHO flag next to him.
It’s an unprecedented time and situation. “A microscopic virus has brought us to our knees,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the start of the 73rd annual World Health Assembly on Monday. Leaders from around the world convened, for the first time virtually, for two days of meetings to address the world's response to the global pandemic. And, Brazil, one of the world’s coronavirus epicenters, is now navigating the coronavirus crisis without a health minister after Nelson Taich resigned on Friday. Also, a principal in New Zealand has posted a catchy YouTube video as health advice for her students returning after lockdown encouraging them to stay out of each other’s “moist breath zone.”
Full story - May 18, 2020
People walk on the banks of the river Seine after France began a gradual end to a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Paris, May 17, 2020.
The COVID Symptom Study is pulling together this growing list of the coronavirus symptoms. Since its app launched in March, it has crowdsourced symptoms from more than 3.5 million people in the UK, US and Sweden.
Full story - May 18, 2020
A photo illustration of vaccine bottles and a syringe
With so many competing interests facing off, it's far from clear that once an effective vaccine is produced, all of the world's citizens will have equitable access to it.
Full story - May 18, 2020
An aerial view shows Colombian airline Avianca's planes parked at El Dorado International Airport amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bogota, Colombia, April 7, 2020.
Governments worldwide — from Singapore to the Netherlands and the US — have devoted more than $85 billion to prop up airlines during the coronavirus pandemic. But airlines' requests for aid are controversial in less rich Latin American economies, where millions live in poverty and public health systems are ill-equipped to respond to a large-scale health crisis.
Full story - May 18, 2020
Faithful photographic reproduction of Edvard Munch's painting, "Self-Portrait with Spanish Flu."
The influence of the 1918 flu pandemic is an undercurrent that runs through many works of the period.
Full story - May 18, 2020
Two women wearing long colorful robes and hijab walk down a street in the Eastleigh area of Nairobi, Kenya.
Eastleigh, a predominantly Muslim neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya, is currently under lockdown, and most mosques have closed. Instead, some mosques are offering virtual prayers via YouTube. 
Full story - May 18, 2020
Two people are shown from behind looking at a newspaper featuring a photograph of Rwandan Felicien Kabuga.
After two decades at large, Félicien Kabuga, one of the accused perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide, has been apprehended. And, the World Health Organization is convening a global assembly to coordinate the fight against the coronavirus, but diplomatic rows could undermine the effort. And some warn of the risks of "vaccine nationalism." Also, in New York's Little Manila, the community is coming together to take care of Filipino health workers, who play an outsize role in US health care.
Full story - May 15, 2020
Joe Biden y Bernie Sanders speak at a debate.
Encuestas recientes sugieren que los votantes latinos no están seguros de que Biden sea la persona adecuada para ser presidente.