People wearing masks as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus assemble to offer prayers at Dhakeshwari Temple during a Hindu Durga Puja festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Randomized study of mask-wearing illustrates their importance in preventing the spread COVID-19


The study, a randomized trial set up to demonstrate the effectiveness of masks, was conducted across 600 villages in rural Bangladesh. Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, a Bangladeshi economist at Yale University discussed the findings with The World’s host Carol Hills.

Army captain in scrubs administers COVID-19 vaccine to man in black shirt

The quest for a universal coronavirus vaccine

MC Fioti during the recording of the remix version of his 2017 hit "Bum Bum Tam Tam," which has become Brazil's COVID-19 vaccine anthem. 

This funk remix became Brazil’s COVID-19 vaccine anthem

A model of the coronavirus in red is displayed next to boxes of COVID-19 vaccines

China OKs first homegrown vaccine as COVID-19 surges globally

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Woman in PPE holds up a vaccine

Global economic inequalities could grow worse with a vaccine for COVID-19

a theater. with red carpet is full of plants instead of an audience.

Barcelona opera reopens to full house — of plants


Puccini’s “Crisantemi” was played in Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu before an audience of 2,292 plants that filled the venue to capacity.

West End theaters stand on a sparsely populated street in London, March 13, 2020.

Is it curtains for London’s West End?


Theaters were ordered to close — and no one can predict when the curtains will rise again.