The coronavirus pandemic has exposed entrenched health inequities for communities of color in the US and around the globe. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic and as a special podcast in The World's feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Nancy Krieger from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Krieger recently co-authored an analysis confirming the extent of such disparities.

Mexico has a problem with people disappearing. Tens of thousands of people went missing during the term of President Felipe Calderone. Now, the new president has pledged to help families get resolution -- but his new unit designed to do just that is off to a slow start, if it's a start at all.
Spain has a history of violent terrorist attacks, including an assault on a Madrid train station in 2004 that took investigators weeks to unravel. But fast forward to today and Spain has invested millions of dollars in high-tech tools, including a massive video surveillance system, to monitor, and hopefully prevent, such violent incidents.
International students continue to pour into American universities, many of them from China. But those Chinese students are running into challenges in adapting to U.S. culture. So at some universities, including the University of Southern California, the universities are stepping in to try and help.
When it comes time to review surveillance video, the biggest obstacle can be the amount of time it takes. But an Israeli computer scientist may have a break-through, discovered only because he wanted to help his students watch home movies faster.
China's love with copies is well-known. There are the fake Apple stores, the fake landmarks and, it turns out, fake whole towns. In China, though, imitation is really more a sign of appreciation, than a lack of creativity.
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Students take a break from their English lesson to talk about what they want to be when they grow up. Classmates gasp with excitement, imagining life as a teacher, an engineer, or the first man on the moon.
The majority of students in India want to be engineers -- and they'll go to great lengths to get there. Some 500,000 students will apply for 10,000 spots at the Indian Institute of Technology, and they'll spend years cramming for the exam that makes or breaks their chances.
Israel has tight gun laws already -- so tight that just two percent of the population owns firearms. In the wake of a shooting at a bank, government officials are moving to ratchet up the restrictions, but they're running into resistance that would be familiar to Americans.
Egypt's art and culture suffered brutal repression during the rule of Hosni Mubarak. But since he was overthrown in Arab Spring protests, and with the government imperiled by its own pursuit of power, artists are finding room to express themselves once more.
Sao Paulo is a city stuck in traffic. Gridlock sets in during rush hour. The quickest way to get around the city is by bike, but it's incredibly dangerous. Few people bike, and those who do are always in danger of being struck by a speeding, or merely passing, automobile.

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