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.
Although Italy has begun reopening, it’s unclear what the future holds for Venice, a city historically dependent on millions of tourists each year.
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.
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.
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.
The influence of the 1918 flu pandemic is an undercurrent that runs through many works of the period.
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.
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.
Encuestas recientes sugieren que los votantes latinos no están seguros de que Biden sea la persona adecuada para ser presidente.