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Coronavirus Conversations
Discussion: A deepening coronavirus crisis in Brazil
The World March 29, 2021 Updated 03/30/2021 - 12:45pm
Brazil — Latin America’s largest country — is experiencing a deepening crisis with the coronavirus pandemic. As part of The World's regular series of conversations about the pandemic, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Marcia Castro, chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Tigrayans say food is being used as a 'weapon of war'
The World June 11, 2021
Over 350,000 people in the Tigray region face starvation due to food blockages and theft; G-7 leaders pledge global vaccine-sharing commitments; Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, pleads guilty on three charges.
Charges dropped against Congolese Canadian doctor accused of starting COVID outbreak
The World June 10, 2021
Family physician Jean-Robert Ngola faced harassment and death threats after being falsely accused of spreading the coronavirus.
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Keiko Fujimori leads in tight presidential runoff in Peru
The World June 07, 2021
Keiko Fujimori leads in a tight presidential runoff in Peru, with Pedro Castillo trailing close behind. And, at least 160 people are dead after an attack at a local market in Burkina Faso. Also, Google agrees to change its global advertising business after France slaps it with a multi-million-dollar fine.
Coronavirus Conversations
Discussion: Coronavirus surges, variants and the global vaccine rollout
The World June 07, 2021
As new COVID-19 variants emerge, health authorities around the world are racing to inoculate people, while facing often disjointed rollouts and limited supplies of shots. As part of The World's regular series of conversations on the pandemic with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon will take your questions and moderate a panel of experts to discuss where we are now in the global coronavirus crisis on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 12 p.m.
US to swiftly boost global vaccine sharing, Biden announces
Associated Press June 03, 2021
President Joe Biden announced Thursday the US will swiftly donate a first tranche of 25 million doses of surplus vaccine overseas through the UN-backed COVAX program.
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A new alliance in Israel could oust Prime Minister Netanyahu
The World June 03, 2021
Top of The World: Israeli ultranationalist Naftali Bennett appears poised to succeed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And, health officials in China have reported that in just five days in May, the country administered 100 million shots. Also, NASA has announced plans for two new robotic missions to our solar system’s hottest planet, Venus.
Human rights
COVID sparks a new 'right to food' movement across the globe
The World June 02, 2021
The pandemic has contributed to a doubling in food insecurity around the world.
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Sri Lanka faces an environmental disaster
The World June 02, 2021
Sri Lanka faces an environmental disaster as it scrambles to contain a sinking ship carrying chemicals north of Colombo. And, the WHO approves the Chinese-made Sinovac Biotech vaccine. Also, the Biden administration suspends Trump-era oil and gas leases in the Arctic.
COVID downward spiral in Latin America disrupts life-saving services
The World June 01, 2021
Brazil’s experience is a cautionary tale of what happens when infections go unchecked and vaccination rates lag, said Marcia Castro, a Brazilian demographer and chair of global health and population at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
‘Bolsonaro, get out!’: Protesters across Brazil call for president’s ouster
The World May 31, 2021
​​​​​​​In Brazil, thousands marched over the weekend against the country’s lack of response to the coronavirus crisis and its high death toll. More than 460,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19 so far.
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