Contact tracing, or meticulously tracing individuals exposed to illness, has been key to combating outbreaks of Ebola, cholera and tuberculosis throughout the world. Dr. Sheila Davis of the nonprofit Partners in Health explains what the US can learn from those crises.
The virus is spreading quickly across Brazil. As of Monday, there were 11,721 people infected with COVID-19 and 516 deaths in the country, according to state health department information.
With their nearest neighbor about 100 miles away and with no running water or electricity, two citizen scientists have discovered a few tricks for coping.
Iran has the fifth highest death toll from COVID-19. And while some people are wondering whether they can survive financially, others are struggling to overcome the disease.
Months of anti-government protests have eroded the popularity and legitimacy of Lebanon's traditional political parties. But the novel coronavirus has given them a chance to get it back by launching their own health and sanitation campaigns.
The coronavirus crisis has put hospitals around the globe under incredible stress. Many are asking, “Are we prepared?” The answer seems to increasingly be, “no.” So, what's next? The World's Elana Gordon will be taking your questions and moderating a live discussion with Leonard Marcus from the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Stream that conversation here and on Facebook at 12 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
Hungary's government under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has granted itself sweeping powers under the auspices of the coronavirus pandemic. But critics warn it is hastening Hungary's authoritarian decline.
US officials warn of "our Pearl Harbor moment" as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US nears 340,000. Europe and South Korea may be showing signs of hope. And, how are countries dealing with the economic impact of COVID-19 on their societies and banking systems? Also, the pandemic has changed the way people and products are moving around the world. Some hope that lessons learned can help in the fight against climate change.
President Jair Bolsonaro has remained defiant even after US President Donald Trump, who has been his political role model, walked back his own skepticism about the coronavirus outbreak. Bolsonaro’s stance has isolated him politically in Brazil.