Michael Mina

A woman walks outside of a COVID-19 testing center at the Incheon International Airport In Incheon, South Korea, on Feb. 10, 2023. 

‘The pandemic is still with us’: The bumpy road to the end of COVID


Pinpointing the “end” of the coronavirus pandemic depends on the vantage point. The World’s host Marco Werman spoke with Dr. Michael Mina, a leading epidemiologist and the chief science officer at EMed, a digital health care company, along with Zeynep Tufekci, a sociologist and professor at Columbia University, to learn more about the “bumpy, difficult off-ramp” from COVID-19.

A woman is shown with a clear face shield and face mask while receiving a vaccination shot by a health worker.

Discussion: Coronavirus surges, variants and the global vaccine rollout

Two cemetery workers are shown pulling a casket on wheels with ceremonial green smoke surrounding them.

Discussion: The latest on coronavirus variants and rapid testing

A woman wearing a colorful sweater and brimmed hat is shown from behind walking in a narrow path on a lawn filled with small white flags.

Discussion: The year ahead in the coronavirus pandemic

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A line of vehicles are shown next to a row of orange traffic cones leading to a National Guard official at a mobile coronavirus testing facility.

Discussion: Can advances in testing counter surging COVD-19 cases?

Several people are shown standing on decals pasted to the ground illustrating where to stand while practicing social distancing.

Discussion: What role will antibodies have in a future immunity to the coronavirus?

Scientists around the world are researching the potential of antibodies to fight the coronavirus pandemic. As part of our weekly discussion series taking your questions to the experts, The World’s Jonathan Dyer moderated a conversation with epidemiologist Michael Mina of Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

A health care worker is shown in a closeup photographer wearing protective goggles, face mask and a medical gown.

Discussion: Addressing weaknesses in the medical supply chain amid the coronavirus pandemic


Despite efforts to ramp up testing for COVID-19, gaps persist in assessing the severity of the coronavirus pandemic. Those gaps are worsened by a stressed global medical supply chain. The World’s Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Dr. Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

A man wearing a face mask and protective clothing is shown hugging another person in the street.

No new domestic coronavirus cases in China; Leaders move to stabilize economies, Trump pushes $1 trillion package; In the shadow of Franco’s legacy, Spain faces its fascist history

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China has reported no new domestic cases of the novel coronavirus as the epicenter of the oubreak moves to Europe. US President Donald Trump is calling for a $1 trillion economic package, including $500 billion in direct payouts to Americans. And in Spain, reverberations from history: The legacy of former dictator, Gen. Fransisco Franco still lingers — even after being erased from the national record.

A health care professional wearing a protective face mask walks into a hospital following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, on March 18, 2020.

US still ‘doing poorly’ on coronavirus testing, Harvard epidemiologist says


When will life get back to normal? Can our collective actions stop the global march of the virus? The World’s host Marco Werman posed those questions to Dr. Michael Mina, an infectious disease specialist at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

A family wearing face masks queues in a check-in line at Dulles International Airport a day after US President Donald Trump announced travel restrictions on flights from Europe to the United States for 30 days to try to contain the coronavirus, in Dulles.

Coronavirus exposes weaknesses of US health system, says Harvard researcher


Epidemiology professor Dr. Michael Mina says better coordination among various parties in the US health system is “really what is needed if we want to keep everyone in this country safe.”