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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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A Philly jobs program lost six to a year of violence. Can it still help young people thrive?

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

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PowerCorpsPHL and Mural Arts' Guild have notched impressive results in job placements of young people with criminal records. The programs' employment training, paid apprenticeships, and art therapy classes have all been disrupted by 2020's pandemic, social unrest, and street violence. Private gra...

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Safety looks like full bellies in a pandemic

Scalawag

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Mutual aid programs run by Black women have filled critical gaps in public assistance during the pandemic by feeding hundreds or thousands of people in multiple Southern cities. From Durham's Mustard Seed Project to St. Louis' Potbangerz to others, these community-based care programs center their...

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AA to Zoom, substance abuse treatment goes online amid pandemic

The New York Times

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Support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous are turning to Zoom and other telehealth tools to maintain a connection with clients during the coronavirus pandemic. While data are lacking about "the effectiveness of online rehabilitation compared to in-person sessions," many participants have expres...

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‘Life-altering for everyone': Kindering bridges the virtual gap to help kids with special needs

The Seattle Times

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When the coronavirus pandemic caused businesses and organizations to stop in-person offerings, a non-profit in Washington that specializes in services for children with special needs quickly shifted operations to an online format. Although this new online business model isn't financially feasible...

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Coronavirus means free school meals across the U.S. What if that stayed?

The Hechinger Report

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A no-cost meal program allows high-poverty schools to offer all enrolled students free lunch, which consequently addresses child nutrition problems and meal debt. The program, however, has pivoted and expanded during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure that schools can still act as a food distribu...

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Two School Districts Had Different Mask Policies. Only One Had a Teacher on a Ventilator.

ProPublica

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Two schools in two different cities in Georgia have provided a case study for the efficacy of wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In one case where masks were optional and only half of the school opted to wear one, the school was overcome by a coronavirus outbreak; while in the other...

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