Global cases of the novel coronavirus have surged past 1 million. In the US, economists predict 30 million people could be out of work by the end of April. Poor communities in Kenya feel particularly vulnerable as the coronavirus spreads and the government enforces brutal crackdown measures. And love in the time of coronavirus: From video-chat first dates to impromptu cohabitation, love will find a way.
When a treatment for the coronavirus becomes available, who would get access to it? This question is of growing concern to policymakers and medical officials around the globe. Dr. Manuel Martin, an advisor with Médecins Sans Frontières, speaks with The World's Marco Werman about why a potential monopoly by one pharmaceutical company worries him.
Sailors are especially vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic. Following an outbreak on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, The World's Marco Werman spoke to Acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly about the US military's readiness for coronavirus — and the sometimes conflicting goals of protecting US sailors while maintaining combat effectiveness.
What to do with pent up anxiety? Some say profanities help relieve stress. But while English swear words and phrases are often linked to sex, in the Dutch language, many profanities and expletives are derived from disease.
Dating while in isolation is probably not the ideal way to hook up with a new partner, but dating apps are all reporting increases in usage. Boredom and a little loneliness are likely playing a part.
Millions of people across the world have been ordered to stay home under the assumption that home is the safest place for them. That's not the case for people who are now stuck at home with their abusers. A network of women's organizations in Europe explains how groups are stepping in to help domestic violence survivors.
Novel coronavirus cases continue their exponential rise. But desperately needed global leadership is retreating behind national borders — and in some cases, leaders continue to deny the severity of the crisis. Also, unemployment in the US has hit record numbers, and health care workers around the globe continue to face personal and financial risks. And, should Americans be wearing masks in public? When the people are away, the animals will come out to play. In Wales, a herd of goats has taken to the streets of a resort town.
Even before COVID-19 swept through the country, South Korea had a well-known reputation for being a so-called “delivery nation.”