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Wall Street Journal

Dasl Yoon

16 July 2020

South Korea

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In South Korea, the government is using smartphone technology, including various independent apps and text messaging, to implement contact tracing. This has enabled the country's economy to avoid a full shutdown. Earl...

CNBC

Christina Farr

15 July 2020

Taiwan

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Since the outbreak of Covid-19, Taiwan – a country of nearly 24 million people – has reported less than 500 cases and only seven deaths, largely due to the rapid implementation of a public health emergency response pl...

NPR

Jason Beaubien

15 July 2020

Rwanda

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Rwanda, a country with the same population of Ohio, has emerged as an example of how to slow the spread of coronavirus, with only 1,500 cases reported so far. Besides initiating a lockdown, implementing free testing, ...

Washington Monthly

Ellie Vance

14 July 2020

New York, United States

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During the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, early efforts at contact tracing by different states in the U.S. proved successful when they relied on people instead of applications or software, which showed high rates ...

Health Affairs

Rob Waters

July 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Community health workers have long been helping people navigate the intersection of health care and social services in the United States, such as in Philadelphia, where one program stands out for its overall design an...

Asia Sentinel

Nina Milhaud

6 July 2020

Phuket, Thailand

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Despite devastating economic consequences, Thailand’s quick and hardline response to early signs of COVID-19 spread contained the virus and within weeks limited the country’s infections to just over 3,000 as of July 1...

Mission Local

Michael Toren

1 July 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco public health officials added to their staff of 25 experienced investigators to form a team of more than 100 contact tracers to try to identify and isolate new cases of COVID-19. In the second two weeks ...

CNBC

Uptin Saiidi

29 June 2020

Hong Kong, China

Broadcast TV News

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Hong Kong's aggressive, early response to COVID-19, informed by the SARS scare of 2013, helped the densely populated city limit infections to about 1,200 as of late June without a comprehensive lockdown. A number of m...

The Local

Clare Speak

26 June 2020

Bavaria, Germany

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Germany has implemented a variety of methods to contain the coronavirus, but their policy of "open public testing" has been a vital component of successfully slowing the spread of the virus. Although the policy was no...

Wall Street Journal

David Luhnow

Juan Montes

25 June 2020

Mexico City, Mexico

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In New Mexico, the world’s largest wholesale food market managed to contain the spread of Covid-19 by taking an aggressive, early intervention course of action that included widespread testing, contact tracing and iso...

BBC

Soutik Biswas

23 June 2020

Mumbai, India

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In Mumbai’s famous Dharavi slum, the impracticality of social distancing has been overcome with an intensive community response to bring an earlier COVID-19 outbreak under control through the use of “fever camps” and ...

Politico

Melanie Warner

19 June 2020

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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While many states across the United States are still working to contain the coronavirus, Hawaii has managed to curb cases in part because of the state's geography, but moreso due to local government officials prioriti...

The Local

Ingri Bergo

19 June 2020

Paris, France

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French officials have implemented a more preemptive strategy to battle a potential second wave of COVID-19 in the suburbs of Paris, which were home to those hardest hit by the virus in May. Health workers have set up ...

Albuquerque Journal

Elise Kaplan

6 June 2020

Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States

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The Community Health Representative Program has been helping connect the Navajo Nation with health-care resources for decades, but when the Covid-19 pandemic began to impact community members, the role of the represen...

Elemental

Keren Landman

1 June 2020

South Korea

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Lessons learned from the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2015 helped South Korea uniquely prepare a quick and effective response to the recent coronavirus outbreak. With several new strategies i...

CNN

Nectar Gan

30 May 2020

Vietnam

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Thanks to a speedy early containment effort, rigorous contact tracing and quarantine policies, and effective public communications, Vietnam suffered zero COVID-19 deaths through the first four-plus months of the crisi...

Equal Times

Oscar Espinosa

Laura Fornell

29 May 2020

Kerala, India

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The local government in Kerala implemented swift and aggressive measures to contain the coronavirus, within three days of learning that China was experiencing an outbreak. The success of the state is largely due to th...

Next City

Emily Nonko

28 May 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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Librarians’ skills have proved critical to San Francisco’s pandemic response, in roles ranging from translating to communicating public-health announcements, but especially contact tracing. The city’s largest-ever act...

High Country News

Helen Santoro

22 May 2020

Corvallis, Oregon, United States

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A partnership between Oregon State University and the Benton County Health Department has helped one Oregon county implement TRACE – widespread coronavirus testing that is available even for those who don't show sympt...

The New York Times

Sharon Otterman

21 May 2020

Paterson, New Jersey, United States

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In New Jersey, health officials in the city of Paterson has been tracing the novel coronavirus for months, which may have helped contain the spread of the virus. Their disease investigations team has been able to succ...

CNBC

William Feuer

7 May 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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South Korea and Hong Kong have been able to contain the coronavirus without imposing restrictive lockdowns by implementing an aggressive and widespread testing, data sharing and contact tracing regime. In the case of ...

Concord Monitor

Damien Fisher

6 May 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Contact tracing is not new for the state of New Hampshire, but officials are now adapting previous practices to better match the infectious capabilities of COVID-19. The practice is normally handled by the state Burea...

CALmatters

Rachel A. Becker

5 May 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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California state government is pivoting to a tactic that will allow for state employees to be reassigned and retrained to help efforts towards implementing contact tracing. Only one-third of the state's local health d...

Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

5 May 2020

Johannesburg, Central African Republic

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To contain the coronavirus and reopen the economy, state governments throughout the United States are implementing public health lessons that were learned in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak. Although the two out...

Bangor Daily News

Caitlin Andrews

2 May 2020

Maine, United States

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Contact tracing of the novel coronavirus is helping Maine slowly and safely reopen after lockdown by tracking the spread of the virus and mitigating risk of those who may have been exposed. In order to effectively con...

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