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?
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.
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.
Hisham Al-Omeisy, a Yemeni activist living in exile, speaks with the The World's host Marco Werman about the war and the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
Drug traffickers in Rio are ordering residents to stay home, and soldiers around the world are taking on the new mandate of enforcing lockdowns. Also, a UN call for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen — which is already facing a dire humanitarian crisis — was welcomed by warring parties. And a Palestinian Canadian doctor warns about the situation in Gaza. And, as Spain continues to be hit hard by the novel coronavirus, hotels are being turned into makeshift hospitals.
Bored yet? Our listeners have some tips on how to deal with self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.
When Uwe Dahlke went to his first Union game 46 years ago, today’s Germany did not exist. Union and Hertha were two teams in divided parts of what was once one Berlin.
Prisoners are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus. To protect them, prison management and governments must lessen prison populations by releasing people, says the executive director of Penal Reform International.
Experts say India's lockdown measures against the spread of COVID-19 are “essential” and a “prudent decision” — but without more support for India's daily earners, it risks failure.