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 member of medical staff takes coronavirus test samples of a woman during drive-thru coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing, on a converted ice rink.

Public health experts worry about flu and coronavirus overlap

Faithful photographic reproduction of Edvard Munch's painting, "Self-Portrait with Spanish Flu."

Art, poetry and … zombies? The surprising cultural contributions of the 1918 influenza pandemic

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Rapid genomic sequencing of coronavirus can help stop its spread

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a baby with blonde hair and a white dress receives a vaccination in the left thigh

‘Vaccine hesitancy’ is on the WHO’s list of 10 threats to global health in 2019

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Women in uniform hold stretchers in front of ambulances in this historic photo.

How the Spanish flu could have changed 1919’s Paris peace talks

The Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918 infected more than one-third of the world. It may have also affected the outcome of the 1919 peace talks in Parias after WWI.

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The world remains unprepared to handle a major epidemic, a new book warns


In a new book, “The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It”, global health expert Dr. Jonathan Quick focuses on the need for a universal flu vaccine and ways to prevent and contain the next pandemic.

A particular type of UV light, shown here with a scintillator composed of plastics, could revolutionize the practices of flu prevention.

A cure for the flu? It could be as simple as sitting under a lamp.


Researchers say that when they came across their most recent discovery to prevent the flu a light bulb went off — a UV light bulb.

A box of masks is shown in the emergency room at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California.

Discussion: The flu outbreak — what you need to know


If someone in your family is sick with the flu, you already know this: the flu season this year is bad. Maybe even record-breaking bad, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Last Friday, the CDC said this could be the worst flu outbreak since the 2009 swine flu pandemic. The World hosted a discussion about the flu outbreak during an event at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Here is a video recording of the live event.

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Scientists have developed a bandagelike patch that could painlessly replace the flu shot


What’s more, you could apply it at home.