Full story - March 27, 2020
A man wearing a protective face mask and gloves, amid fear of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), jumps rope at Valiasr street in Tehran, Iran, March 26, 2020.
The scenes in Iran mirror the coronavirus outbreaks in Wuhan, China, northern Italy, and now, New York City. At least 2,234 people have died in Iran as of today, according to the government — although outside observers believe the number is far higher.
Full story - March 27, 2020
A patient is wheeled to an ambulance
The US now has the world's highest number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases — 86,000 — as global totals near 550,000. And as the US retreats to deal with its own crisis, rivals are filling the US gap in leadership in the world. As lawmakers prepare to implement a $2 trillion rescue package, businesses on the US-Mexico border are already feeling the strain of restrictions. And how do you explain coronavirus and lockdowns to your kids? Hear how children around the world are processing the pandemic.
Full story - March 26, 2020
A flight attendant wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) takes body temperature measurements of passengers with a thermometer on a Shanghai Airlines flight in Shanghai, China, March 25, 2020.
When it comes to the spread of COVID-19, personal choices matter. One infected person staying home instead of going out could save thousands of lives. 
Full story - March 26, 2020
People with protective masks walk in front of Hong Kong's skyline, following the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China March 23, 2020.
As the number of coronavirus cases in early epicenters like Wuhan and Daegu declines, there could be second and third waves of the virus, says Dr. Gabriel Leung. That pattern may play out elsewhere in the world until human beings acquire immunity or develop a vaccine.
Full episode - March 26, 2020
Medical personnel are shown standing in a window wearing protective medical gear and photographed from far outside of the building from below.
The novel coronavirus is novel in a number of ways. It's disturbingly easy to spread, often coming from people with no symptoms. Infectious disease epidemiologist Gabriel Leung, who has been at the forefront of understanding the coronavirus, explains what we now know and what remains a mystery about COVID-19. And, we speak with former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta about the challenges that limit the movement and role of US troops to help combat the coronavirus crisis. Also, how do you explain a pandemic to kids so they get the gravity of the situation, but don't freak out?
Full story - March 26, 2020
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Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta speaks with The World about the role of the US military and defense preparedness during the coronavirus pandemic.
Full story - March 26, 2020
A family wearing protective face masks walks toward the US at the Paso del Norte International Border bridge.
The mostly rural, US border region depends on commerce from northern Mexico. But new travel restrictions block cross-border travel for commerce or sightseeing — cutting off US businesses from most of their Mexican customers.
Full story - March 26, 2020
A man packs groceries separated from the cashier by a plastic sheet
Leaders around the world have promised their citizens that grocery stores will stay open, even in the places most impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. But people are still making sure they have essentials on hand. What does “stocking up” look like for people around the world?
Full story - March 26, 2020
The author's 3-year-old daughter Leila has been occupying herself during the "stay at home" order in Boston amid the coronavirus outbreak by making cards and beaded necklaces for her preschool friends. 
It’s hard explaining to kids what COVID-19 is, much less the new restrictions that come with it. Reporter Ari Daniel spoke to a bunch of families all over the world about their challenges and how they’re making do.  
Full story - March 26, 2020
A health worker wearing a full protective gown and face guard is shown standing with his hand in the air at a drive-through coronavirus disease testing center.
From a significant lag in testing for COVID-19 to a predicted mismatch between patients and available hospital beds, health care systems around the world are under tremendous pressure. As part of The World's weekly series of live discussions in partnership with Harvard's Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.