Introducing World Vs Virus, a World Economic Forum podcast

Members of the Military Emergency Unit (UME) disinfect the Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport during a partial lockdown as part of a 15-day state of emergency to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Barcelona, Spain March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

World Vs Virus is our new weekly podcast with a global perspective on COVID-19. Image: REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Linda Lacina
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  • 'World vs Virus' will feature weekly interviews with global experts.
  • It will tackle healthcare, science, economics - and ask: what happens next?

News on the coronavirus changes constantly. Keeping pace with those shifts is hard enough. Considering how they'll impact our lives in the months and years ahead can seem impossible.

A new podcast from the World Economic Forum hopes to change that. World vs Virus will go beyond the ever-changing headlines and help listeners understand how the pandemic is reshaping society, business and the economy.

In the first episode, the economist Nouriel Roubini explains why the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus will be different than anything we have seen before, and a mental health expert gives tips on staying sane.

Hosted by World Economic Forum editor Robin Pomeroy and published every week, the podcast puts the news in context with insights and analysis from top global experts in economics, technology, health and culture as well as the World Economic Forum’s reporters and editors.


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This week's guests:

  • Nouriel Roubini, professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business.
  • Margaret Curran, behavioral therapist, on how lockdown affects people's mental health

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