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Zoe Sullivan

10 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Mayor’s Fund for the City of Los Angeles has launched a program that literally hands people cash, no strings attached as long as they can prove that they have lost their jobs during the pandemic. In order to make ...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Zak Podmore

10 April 2020

Towaoc, Colorado, United States

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The Ute Mountain Ute people have enacted a number of COVID-19 preventative measures for the tribe. These include implementing a curfew, transforming their casino into a food distribution hub and lodging for first resp...

Vox

Alex Ward

9 April 2020

Sweden

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Where government restrictions are lax, residents adopt social distancing measures voluntarily to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Sweden, the trust between much of the country’s population and a public...

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Greg Rosalsky

7 April 2020

Berlin, Germany

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“Kurzarbeit” is a German governmental program that helps preserve jobs in an economic crisis. A company can reduce the hours of workers and the government will help pay them, which preserves the important specialized ...

The Financial Times

Sam Jones

6 April 2020

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The Swiss government's economic stimulus package for small business is being lauded around the world for its speed and efficiency. They have pledged $40 billion in emergency loans to support small businesses during th...

The New York Times

Katrin Bennhold

4 April 2020

Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Germany has had plenty of coronavirus patients—more than 100,000 laboratory-confirmed infections—but their death rate is remarkably low compared to neighboring countries. Experts attribute this to extensive and widesp...

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Jiří Nádoba

1 April 2020

Czech Republic

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In the Czech Republic, a seamstress named Michaela Moudra encouraged people across the country to meet their nation's acute need for face masks to reduce COVID-19 transmission. From her Facebook group Czechia Sews Fac...

Time Magazine

Billy Perrigo

30 March 2020

Germany

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In the midst of the COVID19 outbreak, Germany has maintained one of the lowest rates of death at just 0.9%. While also one of the countries worst affected by it, both of those numbers are because of its widespread tes...

Route Fifty

Kate Elizabeth Queram

30 March 2020

New York, United States

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Across the United States, local and state legislators are passing resolutions to make sure they can continue to serve their communities while keeping themselves safe from COVID-19. From convening in bigger spaces, lik...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

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Kartik Chandramouli

30 March 2020

Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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In the wake of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of a lockdown as a response to COVID-19, wildlife protection workers are still showing up to work. Their services have been deemed essential because il...

Prospect

Jean H. Lee

27 March 2020

South Korea

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The South Korean mantra "bbali-bbali" or "fast, fast" helps to describe the country's response to the coronavirus. The government quickly enacted technology and disinfectant methods to address the public health threat.

ProPublica

Jodi S. Cohen

27 March 2020

Campbell Hill, Illinois, United States

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Illinois’ rural Trico school district didn’t have access to remote learning technology, so they turned to paper. With closure as the response to COVID-19, teachers and administrators had to find ways to cope in a regi...

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Jeremy Deaton

26 March 2020

United States

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What lessons does the United States' response to the coronavirus offer for the country's response to climate change? According to experts, governments and the media have been successful at presenting the virus as a re...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Rodion Ebbighausen

26 March 2020

Vietnam

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South Korea's response to the coronavirus has been held up as exemplary. How is Vietnam achieving similar results with fewer resources and a smaller budget?

Channel News Asia

Don Shapiro

23 March 2020

Taiwan

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After the 2003 SARS epidemic, Taiwan formed the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), which has proved necessary in the face of COVID19. The CECC has helped coordinated screenings for incoming travelers, rationing f...

The GroundTruth Project

Wilson Liévano

Josh Coe

23 March 2020

Hubei Province, China

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Bosch China Investment Ltd. survived the worst of the Coronavirus pandemic by taking serious precautions early on. This article lays out the specific steps in the timeline of the pandemic that the company took to prot...

The Guardian

Jennifer Kishan

19 March 2020

Kolkata, India

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As part of the Fix for Life campaign, members of Active Citizens Together for Sustainability (ACTS) have been working with plumbers to install taps on the free water pipes across Kolkata. Without taps, a significant a...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Courtney Duchene

18 March 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Serenity Soular is a worker-owned cooperative that installs solar panels in an affordable way, focusing on communities of color in North Philadelphia. They employ local residents through an apprenticeship program, tra...

Los Angeles Times

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Teresa Watanabe

14 March 2020

California, United States

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In response to the nationwide deficit of coronavirus tests, colleges in the University of California system are developing their own tests. These tests are increasing the state's capacity for identifying infected resi...

NPR

Jason Beaubien

12 March 2020

Singapore

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As countries respond in different ways to the COVID19 pandemic, those with systematic government approaches have proven to be strongest thus far. Places like Hong Kong and Singapore created immediate systems for testi...

The Guardian

Michelle Yun

12 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

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Struggling countries look to Taiwan as an example of how to respond to a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. Strategies that Taiwan uses include tracking of mandatory quarantines, border control, and its use of tech...

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Domantė Platūkytė

12 March 2020

Vilnius, Lithuania

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A company in Lithuania cut back the work day from eight to six hours and noted an increase in morale without any negative impact on productivity. Employees reported a better work-life balance, reducing their stress an...

Slate

Chloe Hadavas

11 March 2020

New Taipei, Taiwan

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Compared to countries of similar size and stature, Taiwan and Singapore both had extremely effective responses to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus. Each faced their own unique set of circumstances, but they us...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Vicky Camarillo

11 March 2020

Texas, United States

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Organizations and educators in Texas work to increase voter engagement among young people. Schools must provide voter registrations, but many don't, so some teachers register students and teach the importance of civic...

The Times-Picayune

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Tegan Wendland

10 March 2020

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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A green roof initiative is one of the projects Rotterdam, a city in the Netherlands, is working on to capture and store more rainwater; a solution that might work in Louisiana. With heavier rains and more intense stor...

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