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The Financial Times

Sam Jones

6 April 2020

Switzerland

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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

Christina Anderson

Henrik Pryser Libell

5 April 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

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This article compares Finland to the other Nordic countries in terms of their preparedness for the coronavirus pandemic. After the Cold War, FInland started building up an emergency supply of medicine, food, and more....

NPR

Ingrid Gercama

Theresa Jones

2 April 2020

Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Because a body can transmit a virus for up to ten days after death, family members who lost a loved one suffer from the lack of contact. In the DRC, where Ebola hit hard, psychologists have devised new ones of mournin...

PBS NewsHour

Nick Schifrin

1 April 2020

Taiwan

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Due to its proximity to China, experts forcasted that Taiwan would experience a high number of coronavirus cases, but aggressive intervention strategies have kept the overall caseload much lower than expected. New reg...

Los Angeles Times

Cindy Chang

1 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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To better manage the isolation of being quarantined during the coronavirus, people living in the same communities in neighborhoods of Los Angeles are making "quarantine buddies." Although this method of forming small ...

Minority Africa

Ope Adedeji

1 April 2020

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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Wine and Whine is a Nigerian organization that creates a space for women only to feel safe and connect. The goal is to create a woman-to-woman network and to create an opportunity to talk about issues that affect them...

KCRW

Steve Chiotakis

1 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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As social distancing is preventing community members to pay proper respects to those who passed, people are inventing new ways to connect with one another and celebrate both life and death. This piece features example...

Respekt

Tomáš Brolík

Petr Horký

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...

The Diplomat

Eun A Jo

30 March 2020

South Korea

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South Korea is one of the few countries that has reported success in containing the coronavirus, and it's due to both government action and a united societal response. Even before the social distancing was imposed on ...

National Geographic

Elizabeth Royte

30 March 2020

United States

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With restaurants closing and people panic-buying groceries, food waste is inevitably going to rise. There are many initiatives going on throughout the United States to address this very issue. For example, nonprofit R...

San Jose Mercury News

John Woolfolk

30 March 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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As California’s Bay Area is weeks into its shelter-in-place order – the first in the nation – experts are seeing indications that it’s working in the fight against COVID19, but at the same time needs to continue. Heal...

The New York Times

Mike Baker

29 March 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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After learning of the first cases of coronavirus that weren't contracted by direct exposure or from foreign travel, officials in Washington took quick and strict measures to start introducing social distancing, which ...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

28 March 2020

Italy

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As governments order lockdowns of cities and countries due to coronavirus concerns, many people are at risk for experiencing mental health issues such as loneliness and anxiety. To combat this, people are turning to t...

Global Sisters Report

Patrick Egwu

27 March 2020

Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria

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A Nigerian charity home for more than 50 homeless and abandoned children is practicing strict hygienic standards in order to keep their residents safe and healthy during COVID-19. The Daughters of Divine Love is run b...

KPRC-TV

Haley Hernandez

26 March 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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One positive side effect of the encouraged social distancing due to the novel coronavirus outbreak is the shift to telemedicine, specifically the chance to have therapy sessions over phone and video calls. At one heal...

NPR

Rob Schmitz

25 March 2020

Germany

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Compared to its European counterparts, Germany has one of the lowest coronavirus fatality rates, around 0.5%. Experts credit the low rate to the country's decentralized diagnostic systems that allow federal states to ...

WBUR

Hilary McQuilkin

Meghna Chakrabarti

25 March 2020

Singapore

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Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea have each seen success through their efforts to contain the coronavirus. Using methods such as aggressive isolation methods that include penalties, contact tracing and rapid inter...

The New York Times

Annie Correal

24 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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As social distancing and isolation become increasingly important in stopping the spread of the coronavirus, volunteers and neighborhood groups are helping seniors and Immunocompromised people access necessessities. In...

FastCompany

Steven Melendez

23 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Hosting business meetings over Zoom is nothing new during the coronavirus pandemic, but performing artists are also using the platform and adapting their work to the videoconferencing software. After initial performan...

Maclean's Magazine

David Venn

21 March 2020

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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To help get supplies to the vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic, mutual aid programs have begun developing across Canada. Across the nation, Facebook groups help connect people with resources, with the underlyi...

The Washington Post

Eric Cortellessa

20 March 2020

Utah, United States

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Utah is an example of how states can smoothly transition to universal vote-by-mail elections during the Covid-19 pandemic. Utah moved in stages by first allowing all registered voters to vote-by-mail for any reason, f...

Are We Europe

Isabelle de Pommereau

18 March 2020

Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany

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Germany is unusual amongst countries in its attitude towards religion—it considers faith to be "sociologically and psychologically important and part of both individuals and society." In these advances, it has begun t...

Grady Newsource

Mary Margaret Stewart

16 March 2020

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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The Episcopal Church advised Dioceses to be more inclusive of LGBTQIA and differently abled children and youth, particularly in light of the high numbers of LGBTQIA youth suicides. Rather than wait the years it could ...

The Globe and Mail

Megan Albu

15 March 2020

Canada

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All across Canada, people are organizing and volunteering en masse to help their neighbors in need. Groups of people and single volunteers alive have been delivering groceries, donating food and money, and running oth...

The New York Times

Benjamin J. Cowling

Wey Wen Lim

13 March 2020

Singapore

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Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong have each shown success with slowing the pace of the coronavirus outbreak due in part from learning lessons during the 2002 SARS outbreak. Combining different approaches to social dist...

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