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The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

30 March 2020

United States

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Kinsa thermometers connect wirelessly to a central database that has been used to track fevers across the United States during the COVID19 pandemic. The data that has been collected has shown that strict orders like b...

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 Suburban

David Kilgour

Susan Korah

29 March 2020

Taiwan

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When faced with the coronavirus pandemic, a number of countries around the world "opted for delayed containment strategies," but countries such as Taiwan and Hong Kong, which took the opposite approach, have seen more...

The New York Times

Anna Sauerbrey

28 March 2020

Germany

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Although Germany has reported over 50,000 cases of coronavirus, the country is seeing a lesser death toll from the pandemic as compared to other countries. Like other countries working to contain the spread, Germany w...

Al Jazeera

Dominic Kane

28 March 2020

Berlin, Germany

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Although Germany has a high amount of coronavirus cases, their death toll is less than comparable countries which can be attributed to widespread testing and a prepared health care system. The hospitals have been able...

The New York Times

Sharon Otterman

Sarah Maslin Nir

27 March 2020

New Rochelle, New York, United States

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New York state's quick actions to create a containment zone around New Rochelle after an early outbreak of coronavirus cases are proving successful. “Everybody talks about flattening the curve, and I think that’s exac...

WNBC-TV

Marc Santia

27 March 2020

New Rochelle, New York, United States

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New Rochelle, New York, took early and strong measures to contain the COVID19 outbreak – closing schools, banning large gatherings, opening drive-thru testing. And while it’s still early, those measures are showing in...

Gothamist

Ben Yakas

27 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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In an effort to prevent overcrowding in public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City has closed a few streets in four out of five boroughs. This density reduction plan, though, doesn’t seem to be getting ...

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...

OZY

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...

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...

STAT

Helen Branswell

20 March 2020

Singapore

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As countries continue to try to contain the coronavirus pandemic, "non-pharmaceutical initiatives" are showing promise as a means to slow the spread. Countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan – all of which e...

Fortune

Grady McGregor

19 March 2020

South Korea

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In the fight to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic, some countries are only testing the most at-risk people, but South Korea's approach of testing nearly everyone has shown that increased data helps contain the spread....

Newsy

Zach Toombs

18 March 2020

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Enacting social distancing and mass closures of schools, businesses, and other industries during the times of virus outbreaks has been shown to slow the waves of infection, as first witnessed during the era of the Spa...

The Financial Times

Donato Paolo Mancini

Clive Cookson

17 March 2020

Vò, Italy

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By testing all residents for coronavirus, a town in Italy was able to isolate both the symptomatic and asymptomatic cases which resulted in the containment of the virus. The initial round of testing indicated that thr...

The New York Times

Hannah Beech

17 March 2020

Singapore

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Singapore among several other countries have been able to contain coronavirus by working to stay ahead of the spread, rather than confront the spread as it happens. Using strategies – some partially built after learni...

The Guardian

Jacob Kushner

16 March 2020

Haiti

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Haiti has gone an entire year without any new reported cases of cholera, which is a significant accomplishment for the country that once faced 800,000 cases of the infectious disease. Although it's too soon to declare...

Wall Street Journal

Margherita Stancati

16 March 2020

Codogno, Italy

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Despite the devastation Italy has seen from the coronavirus pandemic, the town of Codogno has been able to largely avoid the same fate. Crediting immediate "drastic containment measures," that went into effect after t...

Washington Monthly

Eric Cortellessa

16 March 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic swept the nation at a time when many would be going to polling stations to cast their votes in primary elections, but vote-at-home practices are providing a solution for this civic inconvenien...

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 New York Times

Michael Barbaro

12 March 2020

China

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The United States and Italy have been playing catch up in the mitigation of the coronavirus pandemic and were resistant to implementing social distancing, while other countries took more aggressive approaches. Now bot...

STAT

Helen Branswell

11 March 2020

China

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As countries scramble to figure out how to stop the coronavirus outbreak, China is an example of how unprecedented measures to self-quarantine and self-distancing measures can work to slow transmission rates. Commonly...

Bloomberg

Heejin Kim

Sohee Kim

Claire Che

4 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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Despite avoiding mass bans on citizen movement, South Korea has managed to mitigate the number of reported cases for coronavirus after implementing broad testing protocols. Having learned what didn't work during a pre...

Fortune

Philip J. Heijmans

28 February 2020

Singapore

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Singapore has seemingly been able to contain the coronavirus outbreak by relying on quick actions taken by the government and lessons learned from both the SARS and H1N1 outbreaks that impacted the region years ago. W...

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