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A weekly podcast breaking down the latest news, research, and analysis of the COVID-19 coronavirus, from the World Economic Forum

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A weekly podcast breaking down the latest news, research, and analysis of the COVID-19 coronavirus, from the World Economic Forum

    Niall Ferguson - A historian's view

    Niall Ferguson - A historian's view

    In January, Stanford historian and author Niall Ferguson saw the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan for what it was - a pandemic in the making. But what can history teach us about recovery and the road ahead?

    • 18 min
    Gita Gopinath

    Gita Gopinath

    The 'Great Lockdown' that is ravaging the global economy is quite unlike the financial crash of 2008 and requires a different and even bigger response, the IMF Chief Economist says. Also: a survey of 350 business leaders reveals what they see as the biggest risks from the pandemic in the next 18 months.

    • 27 min
    Gaming and esports - winning gold in the COVID shutdown

    Gaming and esports - winning gold in the COVID shutdown

    With sports in lockdown, online gaming is enjoying a bonanza. Will esports replace physical games in the long term? And why were gamers better prepared than the rest of us to weather the pandemic? Plus: the race for a virus - we hear from companies on the scientific front line.

    • 21 min
    What should we tell the kids? Children quiz a doctor on COVID-19

    What should we tell the kids? Children quiz a doctor on COVID-19

    What would a child ask a doctor about COVID-19? On this week’s World Vs Virus, Dr Ranj Singh, presenter of BBC TV's 'Get Well Soon', takes questions from a panel of youngsters, and shares tips on how best to talk to children about the pandemic.

    • 17 min
    The Spanish Flu of 1918

    The Spanish Flu of 1918

    It infected one-third of the world’s population and killed 50 million people, but for most of us the Spanish Flu is little more than a footnote of history. Author and science journalist Laura Spinney tells us what we have still to learn from from the 20th Century's worst pandemic.

    • 22 min
    Can climate action survive COVID-19? Jennifer Morgan from Greenpeace tells us it can, and must

    Can climate action survive COVID-19? Jennifer Morgan from Greenpeace tells us it can, and must

    Jennifer Morgan, head of Greenpeace International, says why the fight against climate change must not be considered an unaffordable luxury as we struggle with COVID-19. And Yale's happiness professor, Laurie Santos, gives her tips on mental wellbeing

    • 20 min

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