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Minority Africa

Patience Mugadu Nakiranda

24 May 2020

Kampala, Uganda

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Beauty pageants in Uganda are helping to "create awareness for skin cancer among persons with albinism, educate them about their rights, as well as foster capacity development." Although challenges persist, participan...

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...

The Local

Catherine Edwards

20 May 2020

Sweden

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Sweden’s refusal to enact strict lockdown rules turned out to be far from an unqualified success, but in both its failures and modest benefits it offers lessons on managing through a pandemic while minimizing economic...

Foreign Affairs

Josh Michaud

20 May 2020

Sweden

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Others can learn from the so-called Swedish model for managing the pandemic, while at the same time should be wary of adopting its undeclared mission to achieve herd immunity. From the start of the crisis, Sweden has ...

Ventures Africa

Hadassah Egbedi

18 May 2020

Nigeria

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Stand To End Rape (STER) is a youth-led Nigerian NGO that works with sexual and gender abuse survivors by providing services, including psychosocial support and advocacy to address cultural norms of victim-blaming, sh...

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

13 May 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, attention is starting to shift toward reopening and recovery. Looking to healthcare professionals as models for doing so can help. A five-part strategy, te...

Minority Africa

Torinmo Salau

10 May 2020

Lagos, Nigeria

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Pregnant women in Nigeria are turning to virtual support groups to help manage anxiety and fear they feel about delivering a baby during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the telehealth transition for doctor visits h...

Richland Source

Tierra Thomas

7 May 2020

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Lip-reading is very important for clarification for those who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, but the masks mandated by the coronavirus pandemic hinder that. In response, the nonprofit Catalyst Life Services (which curr...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

7 May 2020

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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With stay-at-home orders in place for Coloradans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many hikers are encouraging people to participate in urban hiking. This growing movement asks people to “treat your neighborhood like a gr...

National Observer

Janice Cantieri

6 May 2020

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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The number of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada is high, so a group of Indigenous women formed an organization called Power Our Women (POW) to teach other Indigenous women across the country self-defense...

83 Degrees Media

Curtis Ross

5 May 2020

Tampa, Florida, United States

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Tampa Bay Area performing artists are finding ways to adapt their practices to abide by the social distancing guidelines brought on by COVID-19. Creatives are learning how to stream their performances online, discover...

BBC

Maddy Savage

4 May 2020

Sweden

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Private dinners for only men to discuss notions of feminism and toxic masculinity have been picking up in interest across Sweden. What started in earnest following a string of assaults against women in 2016 has now be...

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...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

29 April 2020

Bismarck, South Dakota, United States

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The Bank of North Dakota is the only state-owned bank in the country, and their lending program is so effective that the federal government followed suit in the face of the unprecedented coronavirus. North Dakota's pr...

The New York Times

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Brett Sokol

27 April 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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The art world in Seoul is cautiously taking steps to reopening business following the COVID-19 quarantine. To keep safe, galleries are practicing the usual social distancing guidelines, wearing masks, and collecting c...

Valley News

Nora Doyle-Burr

25 April 2020

Lebanon, Connecticut, United States

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In the New England region of the U.S., community nurses are working to fill a void in health care during the coronavirus pandemic for those who may require medical attention but do not need hospital care. As described...

KQED

Devin Katayama

Ericka Cruz Guevarra

Alan Montecillo

24 April 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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It wasn't until first cases of coronavirus were recorded in the United States that San Francisco and other U.S. cities took action to mitigate the spread, but in Chinatown, precautions started much earlier and the pre...

Colorado Public Radio

Hayley Sanchez

24 April 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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An Islamic organization called Downtown Denver’s Islamic Center is helping members of their community adjust to the quarantine and maintain their spiritual practice. All services and counseling has been moved online, ...

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...

WBFO

Marian Hetherly

20 April 2020

New York, United States

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The Special Olympics turned 50 in 2020, but the pandemic has put a damper on their original birthday plans. People with intellectual and physical differences who participate rely on the games for social connection, so...

The New Yorker

Max S. Kim

17 April 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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In South Korea, the government has launched a program of contact tracing, in which disease detectives track and monitor the interactions and movements of known infected people, which many observers are hailing as the ...

The Oregonian

Samantha Swindler

16 April 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A collective of activists and anti-fascists named PopMob has transitioned from protesting right-wingers to producing hand sanitizer. They are working in collaboration with another group called The Rosehip Medic Collec...

Grady Newsource

Amanda Regan

15 April 2020

Watkinsville, Georgia, United States

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Watkinsville First Baptist Church in Georgia moved their religious services online as early as March 15th, 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Since the church began posting their services every Sunday morning, ...

Los Angeles Times

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Soumya Karlamangla

10 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Early action to restrict public gatherings and stay-at-home orders may have mitigated surges in COVID-19 cases. In California, the governor’s action to close non-essential businesses and direct residents to stay at ho...

Teen Vogue

Joseph Darius Jaafari

8 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Cell phones are being used as a new tool during the coronavirus pandemic to help people who have lost loved ones to process and cope with their grief. Although mobile therapy platforms and online counseling options ha...

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