British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is back on the job and urging the public to be patient with the lockdown restrictions. Meanwhile, the British parliament is back up and running though, without the traditional rancor for which the body is known. And, different countries are enforcing rules on self-isolation and quarantine differently. In the Philippines, a large part of the country is on lockdown with potentially deadly curfews. Also, the "Corona Diaries" gives people an opportunity to share their experiences of life under lockdown.
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New Zealand has effectively stopped the spread of the novel coronavirus but warned against complacency, as countries around the world start to cautiously ease restrictions. The pandemic has made racial disparities more apparent. Advocates are urging countries to collect data to address systemic issues. And for many looking to escape the reality of isolation, Nintendo's Animal Crossing is a gateway to (virtual) normalcy.
With much of the world still under lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, many are turning to their diaries to document this incredible time. Now, fellows from Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism have teamed up with a sound artist and developer to create the "Corona Diaries" — an open-source audio project where anyone can contribute their audio story.
On April 26, children 14 and under in Spain left their homes for the first time since mid-March as a reward for numbers of new cases of the coronavirus falling substantially across the southern European country.
With the coronavirus pandemic making its way around the globe, poor communities and communities of color have been hit particularly hard, exposing longstanding health disparities. As part of our weekly series, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Dr. Mary Bassett, director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and former commissioner of health for New York City.
The coronavirus pandemic is creating an insatiable demand for medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) that has overwhelmed the world market. China has ramped up the production of needed supplies by bringing new manufacturers online. In an international marketplace where companies, federal and state agencies are fighting for equipment, Harvard business student Sophie Bai and her colleagues are creating a new supply chain.
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