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Coping with COVID if you're blind, and other stories in our new podcast

Molly Burke Youtuber & Motivational Speaker from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters, 23 January. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Pascal Bitz

Molly Burke tells WVV of the additional challenges the outbreak poses for blind people. Image: World Economic Forum / Pascal Bitz

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  • World Versus Virus is a weekly podcast from the World Economic Forum.
  • WHO's Bruce Aylward tells us how long the lockdowns could last.
  • More than 25 million jobs will be lost, says the head of the International Trade Union Confederation.

If your sense of touch is one your most important ways of dealing with the world, how to you cope with the threat of Coronavirus? YouTuber Molly Burke gives us her insights on the outbreak and urges us all not to forget people living with disabilities as we all try to protect our health.

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Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization, tells us we can expect lockdowns to last up to two months, which he calls an optimistic scenario that depends on governments taking the right measures against the outbreak.

And, Sharan Burrow, who represents 200 million workers around the world as head of the International Trade Union Confederation, says more than 25 million people could lose their jobs due to the impact of COVID-19.

That's all in this week's World Versus Virus podcast, available on Spotify.

To hear extended versions of this week's interviews:

  • Bruce Aylward: Can I go for a run? When will this end? How should testing work? A WHO expert on coronavirus explains.
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  • Sharan Burrow: Only a fifth of countries provide sick pay - Q&A on the big challenges for work in a pandemic.
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This week's pick of our COVID-19 stories:

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