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Harvard Business Review

Yasheng Huang

15 April 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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Though the type of government, whether democratic or authoritarian, seems to matter little in who is faring the best against the coronavirus pandemic, the more successful countries do tend to be situated in East Asia....

Deseret News

Lois M. Collins

11 April 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Contact tracing, the act of identifying the people that someone infected with COVID-19 has come into contact with to reduce transmission, is front and center for Salt Lake City County’s Infectious Disease and Epidemio...

North Carolina Health News

Anne Blythe

11 April 2020

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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The University of North Carolina's healthcare system is utilizing virtual care centers and mobile communications to more efficiently prioritize potential COVID-19 cases and better track people after they've been teste...

The Washington Post

Niha Masih

10 April 2020

Kochi, Kerala, India

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When coupled with long-term state investment in public institutions, a rapid response to a pandemic is most effective. In India, Kerala state acted quickly relative to its neighbors in communicating risks, tracking ca...

Vox

Christina Thornell

Danush Parvaneh

Ranjani Chakraborty

Mac Schneider

10 April 2020

South Korea

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Having learned lessons from the 2015 MERS outbreak, South Korea was quick to implement both widespread testing and contact tracing at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although cases were only just beginning to be r...

PBS NewsHour

Nick Schifrin

1 April 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan was expected to be inundated with COVID-19 cases, but that never happened at least in part due to the swift and aggressive actions enacted by the government. Integral to the approach was enhanced transparency f...

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...

CNBC

Noah Higgins-Dunn

1 April 2020

New York, United States

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To better trace the spread of coronavirus, Singapore and China have been using apps that collect data about citizens' whereabouts and let people know if they've potentially been in contact with someone who has been di...

Vox

Dylan Scott

29 March 2020

Italy

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Given the failure by both the United States and Italy to contain the coronavirus spread soon enough to forestall more extreme measures, the U.S. in the early weeks of its outbreak had much to learn from Italy's mistak...

Reuters

Yimou Lee

27 March 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan has gained a reputation for its effective response to the coronavirus -- phone tracking keeps those wanting to disobey the rules in their homes and delivered stipends and goodie bags rewards those who stay insi...

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...

CityNews

Frank Bajak

24 March 2020

United States

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Some of the governments that have had the most success in getting a handle on the spread of the coronavirus have used individual location data to conduct contact tracing and track the spread of the virus. However, som...

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Stefania Palma

24 March 2020

Singapore

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Singapore was one of the first countries to have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak yet the country also boasts one of the lowest death tolls. Although not all efforts are replicable from country to country, so...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

Ginger Christ

24 March 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Modifying traditional disease-tracking tools, local public health officials in Ohio’s Cuyahoga County moved quickly in the pandemic's early days to track the community-level spread of the virus far beyond officially c...

The New York Times

Max Fisher

Choe Sang-Hun

23 March 2020

South Korea

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China and South Korea were the first two countries to emerge as possible models for how to contain coronavirus. While critics have called China's tactics Draconian, they are praising South Korea for implementing "swif...

CNBC

Christina Farr

23 March 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Volunteers from tech companies collaborated with epidemiologists to create a Covid-19 tracking site that works to monitor the spread of the virus and help people know if they have been in contact with anyone who may h...

The Washington Post

Simon Denyer

Akiko Kashiwagi

22 March 2020

Wakayama, Japan

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In Japan, the southwestern region of Kansai is less predicated by government oversight and relies more strongly on independence. In the Wakayama prefecture, that attitude has resulted in the region's leaders implement...

The Financial Times

Kathrin Hille

Edward White

16 March 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan all implemented similar comprehensive public health emergency plans that successfully reduced the spread of coronavirus in each region. Although each country used t...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

16 March 2020

United States

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The CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Program trains individuals how to perform contact tracing in order to help slow the spread of infectious diseases. Success from this strategy has been reported in South Korea re...

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...

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