What to watch from TED on the coronavirus outbreak

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As people across the world face the coronavirus outbreak, TED is committed to being a resource for information, inspiration and hope. We’ve curated talks, interviews, TED-Ed lessons and more to help provide some perspective during the pandemic. Here’s where to start:

  • On Monday, March 23, TED kicked off a free, live and daily conversation series, TED Connects: Community and Hope. Watch the conversations here, and subscribe┬áto get reminders before we go live.
  • TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh shares why COVID-19 is hitting us now — and what we’ll learn from it.
  • TED-Ed’s round-up of animations to help you understand the outbreak of a virus.
  • Infectious disease expert Adam Kucharski discusses how we can control the pandemic. (Listen to his full episode on The TED Interview.)
  • Public health expert David Heymann answers 11 questions about the novel coronavirus.
  • This playlist draws from our archive of talks on infectious diseases, vaccines and pandemics.
  • Kids at home? Keep busy with hundreds of free animated lessons from TED-Ed (which you can filter by education level). If you’re an educator, learn more about how to create your own TED-Ed lessons.
  • Watch Bill Gates (kind of) predict this whole thing at TED2015.
  • And these talks on self-care offer simple ways to stay healthy, both physically and emotionally.

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