Global health

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.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, waves hello to the committee at the start of a House Committee on Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.

People shouldn’t put their guard down when it comes to COVID, Fauci says

A health care worker prepares a dose of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, at the Del Norte Hospital in El Alto, Bolivia, on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021.

Sputnik V vaccine is nearly 92% effective — a ‘political win for Putin’

Green trees in the corner with wide swath of cleared forest in the center

Slowing deforestation could save humanity from the next pandemic

Three women wearing masks hang signs on a laundry wire.

The future of our pandemic

Visitors look at a memorial at the site of the arrest of George Floyd, who died while in police custody, in Minneapolis, June 14, 2020.

Why many in public health support anti-racism protests — with some precautions amid coronavirus


Many health care workers say the pandemic and systemic racism are intertwined. But they stress the need for people to take precautions as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Allyson Plumberg and her family plan to return from Sweden to the United States. Plumberg says Sweden's response to the coronavirus has changed the way she views life in the country. 

Sweden’s handling of coronavirus drives some people to relocate    


Foreign residents in Sweden are reconsidering life in the Nordic country as a result of its light-handed approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A man wearing a protective face mask and hat walks past the London Stock Exchange Group building

OECD predicts worst non-wartime recession in 100 years; Britain marks 2 months without burning coal for electricity

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The OECD warns of “dire” consequences of the pandemic, which is also affecting the illicit drug trade. As of midnight, Britain will have gone two months without burning coal for electricity. US TV show “Cops,” long considered problematic, has been pulled from the air.

A woman wearing a protective face mask passes grocery shoppers amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore on May 15, 2020.

The great reopening

In the midst of a pandemic, governors around the country have been reopening local economies and causing concern for many health experts. And in the rush to get back to business, governors are not meeting criteria to keep people safe.

Two women stand with protest signs about respecting nurses

‘We can’t take our health for granted’ as US reopens, says Dr. Howard Koh


Amid a public health emergency, there is usually a great deal of interest in prevention and preparedness, but over the years, these waves of interest in public health wane. Dr. Howard Koh of Harvard’s Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School urges continued investment in public health care systems at every level, from local to federal.