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Discussion: The rise of racism against Asian Americans amid the coronavirus crisis

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A national spike in anti-Asian hate crimes — including a recent mass shooting in Atlanta — is prompting a national conversation. From physical assault to harassment to discrimination, Asian Americans have experienced a harrowing array of violence in the US, made more acute amid the coronavirus crisis. As part of The World's series of conversations with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a panel discussion addressing anti-Asian racism and the pandemic.

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Coronavirus crisis in India overwhelming hospitals

Top of The World: Britain and the United States have pledged to send aid to India where a wave of COVID-19 cases has set a global record high, a fifth day in a row. And, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian British woman, has been sentenced to another year in prison. Also, the number of people who died from a massive fire at a hospital in Baghdad now totals 82.

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Discussion: The latest on coronavirus variants and rapid testing

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With several vaccines approved, health authorities around the world are racing to inoculate populations before new, potentially more dangerous variants of the coronavirus spread. What are the implications of the COVID-19 variants? As part of The World's regular series of conversations on the pandemic, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard epidemiologist Michael Mina.

Australians stranded amid the pandemic take their case to the UN

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A year ago, the pandemic hit suddenly — stopping transportation, closing borders and stranding many people outside their own countries. A year later, many Australians remain stranded. They’re struggling to get people back home and to bring attention to their plight.

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