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The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

Anna Patrick

Sydney Brownstone

3 May 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Prompted by the threat of COVID-19, Seattle and King County have rapidly taken steps to protect people experiencing homelessness with responses that activists have long sought. By moving hundreds of people out of crow...

The New York Times

Richard Parker

1 May 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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As New Mexico's former state health secretary, Governor Lujan Grisham did not waste any time implementing aggressive and restrictive measures in the state to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Acutely aware that th...

The New York Times

Adam Satariano

1 May 2020

Lancaster, England, United Kingdom

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A company called Mootral is studying whether changing a cattle’s diet could make the animals belch and flatulate less methane. They created a food supplement out of compounds from garlic, citrus, and other additives, ...

National Geographic

Aaron Gulley

30 April 2020

New Zealand

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While most countries around the world are trying to implement strategies to contain the coronavirus outbreak, New Zealand set out to eradicate the virus. Rapid government-enacted intervention strategies and a reliance...

KSHB-TV

Andres Gutierrez

30 April 2020

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Kansas City Police Department used a crime-prevention strategy called the risk-terrain model to target and neutralize crime magnets, a low-cost approach associated with a 24% decrease in violence in areas where it was...

Los Angeles Times

Erik Kirschbaum

Laura King

29 April 2020

Berlin, Germany

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Germany has emerged during the coronavirus pandemic as a country that has successfully been able to avoid the worst-case scenario, unlike many other countries still battling the virus. Although the country hasn't esca...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rina Saeed Khan

28 April 2020

Islamabad, Pakistan

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A solution in Pakistan to the economic distress caused by the coronavirus pandemic is also tackling another crisis at the same time: climate change. A program called 10 Billion Tree Tsunami employs workers who lost th...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

28 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused mass shutdowns of businesses and organizations around the world, and in New York City that includes mosques which typically offer nightly "communal iftar meals" during Ramadan. Know...

LAist

Carla Javier

Chava Sanchez

28 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Since closing schools due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Unified School District has been working to create an efficient and manageable food distribution program for students who rely on school meals. Al...

Al Jazeera

Nicolas Haque

28 April 2020

Dakar, Senegal

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Senegal has largely been able to keep the coronavirus outbreak at manageable levels thanks to early detection strategies and the reliance on local research. Crediting lessons learned from past communicable disease out...

Next City

Cinnamon Janzer

28 April 2020

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

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The Downtown Greenway in Greensboro was already underway when the coronavirus hit and it has turned out to be quite the respite and economic boon. The Greenway draws visitors in with trails, greenways, public art, loc...

The New York Times

Iliana Magra

28 April 2020

Thessaloniki, Greece

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Because of early and quick actions by the government – and a compliant populace – Greece has seen under 200 COVID-19 deaths, relatively low compared to its European counterparts. The country was quick to cancel large ...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Nate Carlisle

27 April 2020

Utah, United States

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To contain coronavirus, Utah has enabled contact tracing that utilizes state employees to make phone calls to those who have potentially been exposed to the virus but many they call do not speak English. To address th...

The Current

Christiaan Mader

27 April 2020

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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Having learned from failures during the 1980s AIDS epidemic, an outreach center in Louisiana was uniquely prepared to take preventative measures as the coronavirus outbreak spread, and so far, the efforts have worked....

PassBlue

Susana Malcorra

27 April 2020

Madrid, Spain

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Spain's collectivist culture, free public-health system, and economic support structures have helped the country to combat the spread of coronavirus. One measure – known as "temporary employment regulation file, or ex...

Al Jazeera

Malika Bilal

27 April 2020

Dakar, Senegal

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As the COVID-19 pandemic picked up across the world, Senegal, taking lessons from its experiences with Ebola, acted quickly. Measures like hard travel restrictions and lockdowns, daily information briefings and broadc...

VT Digger

Katie Jickling

Elizabeth Gribkoff

26 April 2020

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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The local government in Vermont has relied on collective efforts from citizens, medical professionals, and state police to implement a strategy to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Faced with a testing shortage from t...

Manchester Ink Link

Sheryl Rich-Kern

26 April 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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When schools had to shut down in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, community colleges across New Hampshire found ways to accommodate and aid their students through the pandemic. Lakes Region Community Co...

The New Yorker

Charles Duhigg

26 April 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In responding to the coronavirus outbreak, Washington State stands in direct contrast to New York in how local governments responded. While New York relied on direction from politicians, Washington State looked to pub...

The New York Times

Damien Cave

24 April 2020

Sydney, Australia

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With the goal of containing the spread of Covid-19, the national governments in Australia and New Zealand took an approach that was predicated on letting public health experts take the lead. Although this approach – w...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

23 April 2020

United States

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The research field has often been siloed, with each discipline focusing on its own lane, but in the wake of COVID0-19 the shift toward interdisciplinary research is happening – and proving necessary. Often incentivize...

The Guardian

Nemo Kim

Maheen Sadiq

Marina Costa

Nikhita Chulani

23 April 2020

South Korea

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South Korea took early and aggressive measures to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic, and the country has now been able to successfully declare that they've flattened the curve of reported cases. The combined strategy ...

BBC

Dina Newman

Tom Garmeson

23 April 2020

Paris, France

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To "ease the strain" on the food supply chain, some restaurants in large cities, such as Berlin and Paris, are turning to their own crop production using in-house vertical farm systems. Although these farms have not y...

PBS NewsHour

Michael Baleke

21 April 2020

Kampala, Uganda

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5-15 Minutes

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Having spent a number of years combatting Ebola and Marburg viruses, officials in Uganda were able to quickly set into a motion a series of proactive strategies such as restriction of movement, surveillance strategies...

Foreign Affairs

Victor Cha

21 April 2020

South Korea

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South Korea's national government took quick action and implemented sweeping policy changes that have helped the country better control the spread of Covid-19. Contact tracing and democratizing the creation of testing...

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