Communities across the globe under strict physical distancing measures — in many cases for weeks — are now wrestling with when and how to relax those policies. And, a group of scientists is looking for antibodies in those who have successfully recovered from the novel coronavirus, which could help develop drugs to fight COVID-19. Also, Finland's government has elevated the status of social media influencers, deeming them "critical actors" and valuable assets to society, especially during a health crisis.
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Hospital workers are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. What are the challenges facing our medical responders during this unprecedented time? As part of our weekly series with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, The World's Jonathan Dyer moderated a discussion with Paul Biddinger, director of Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Disaster Medicine.
Denmark is sending its youngest residents back to school, as other countries contemplate how to reopen their economies. Also, the IMF warns that the global economy could lose $9 trillion in output over two years. And, learn about the history of the "miracle drug" chloroquine. Plus, MoMA security guards are ready to guide you through the museum's modern art collection.
Dr. Michel Yao is WHO's program manager for emergency response for Africa. He spoke to The World's host Marco Werman about what it's like to deal with a pandemic and an epidemic at a time when WHO is overstretched.
Australian social scientist and reef researcher Joshua Cinner looks for “bright spots,” or reefs that are doing better than expected, to glean lessons for building resilience in the world's reefs, which are suffering from bleaching events.
Tom Moore set a goal of walking the length of his back garden 100 times by his 100th birthday. Today, he reached that goal — and raised nearly $20 million for Britain's National Health Service while doing it.
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