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COVID-19 has infected populations around the world and has put medical researchers, policy makers, and other government officials to the test to respond to the issue.

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Baking Homemade Bread Becomes a Public Good

Yes! Magazine

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A community effort to help provide food to those who are food insecure during the pandemic has brought together local bakers to bake bread for food banks. The initiative, known as Community Loaves, has amassed 700 volunteers and donated 15,000 loaves to 11 food pantries across the Seattle area, a...

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Green House nursing homes kept COVID cases low via small sizes, private rooms, universal workers

WBFO

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The Green House Project, which is a network model of nursing homes across states, has been able to largely avoid the spread of Covid-19 amongst residents, with five times fewer cases than the national nursing home average. While the small size of the nursing homes has played a role, it has also b...

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Can Mass Self-Testing for Covid-19 Keep Schools Safe?

Wall Street Journal

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Schools in Austria are teaching schoolchildren how to use noninvasive antigen tests to test themselves for COVID-19, in an attempt to keep schools open and coronavirus spread low. Although some question how reliable these tests are, a few hundred cases have been detected so far and almost all par...

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Vaccine nationalism? Why Jordan includes refugees in rollout.

Christian Science Monitor

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The Jordan government is prioritizing offering the Covid-19 vaccine to refugees before most citizens with the goal of decreasing the transmission rate for those who must live closely together and in crowded conditions. Working with The U.N. Refugee Agency, this antidote to "so-called vaccine nati...

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The pandemic could change U.S. fisheries forever. Will it be for better or for worse?

The Counter

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To weather the uncertainties of the pandemic and geopolitical trade disputes, many small, locally-operated fisheries in the United States have upended the way they do business by selling their catches directly to consumers. For example, OC Wild Seafood in California started to sell its spiny lobs...

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Teacher in Greece offers hope to inmates through TV classes

Associated Press

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When the pandemic shut schools down in Greece, that included the schooling system in place for those in Greece’s Avlona Special Youth Detention Center; so, the director of the school started broadcasting lessons over a TV channel. The director and his team worked together to get the station up an...

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