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18 October 2020
A solar-grid station is powering rural Yemeni communities on the front-line of the war and in the midst of COVID-19, while also empowering women who typically have very few professional opportunities. The microgrid pr...
12 January 2021
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Broadcast TV News
In an effort to help get accurate information to the communities who are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, a program called Live Chair Health has started to train barbers "on chronic issue...
31 January 2021
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL played all scheduled games during its regular season – including the Super Bowl – by enacting strict protocols and using data to make adjustments as necessary. The league reli...
2 February 2021
Alaska, United States
Only a few states in the U.S. have had a successful COVID-19 vaccine rollout, but the ones that did relied on similar tactics: a centralized operation, local collaborations, and an early reliance on the National Guard...
16 February 2021
To help patients recovering from COVID regain respiratory and vocal strength, the English National Opera worked with a London hospital to create a program that offers patients clinically proven recovery exercises taug...
21 February 2021
Schools in Austria are teaching schoolchildren how to use noninvasive antigen tests to test themselves for COVID-19, in an attempt to keep schools open and coronavirus spread low. Although some question how reliable t...
11 December 2020
An alternative model to nursing homes is offering an innovative option that provides a comfortable, warm, and inviting environment to residents while also minimizing the spread of coronavirus. Green House Project (GHP...
18 December 2020
Rules changes designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at drug-treatment clinics had the benefit of improving access to treatment, which experts say has saved thousands of lives. Although overdose deaths have increa...
15 December 2020
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
In Cleveland, Ohio, several small businesses have joined a co-op of companies using an employee-owned model to help with the financial constraints brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Although the process of joinin...
26 March 2020
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Mutual aid at the grassroots level is about helping a neighbor in need, and this strategy has been spurred into action across the country in response to COVID-19. In Detroit, people rally across social media and techn...
Channel News Asia
23 March 2020
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...
29 March 2020
Countries such as Ireland are looking to South Korea for lessons about best practices in containing the coronavirus outbreak. Much of South Korea's success, shaped by lessons learned from battling the MERS outbreak in...
28 March 2020
Broadcast TV Programs
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...
31 March 2020
Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Broadcast TV News
When Henrico County Fire Department began to respond to calls for people exhibiting signs of coronavirus, they began utilizing recommendations of how best to stay safe. Although restrictive, this new playbook helps em...
1 April 2020
Broadcast TV Programs
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...
8 April 2020
San Francisco, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
Both the successes and failures of the nationwide Ending the HIV Epidemic plan offers lessons for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for rural parts of the United States. One significant lesson is that of ad...
2 April 2020
Athens, Georgia, United States
In Athens, Georgia, 70 miles east of the capital Atlanta, one empty convention center put its space to good use by producing sanitation stations to combat COVID-19. After losing $1.2 million dollars of business in a s...
8 April 2020
Dallas, Texas, United States
Given the scale of the unprecedented crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, non-profit organizations in Dallas, Texas have banded together to pull resources and coordinate their response for ...
16 April 2020
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Libraries satisfy a wide range of needs for the communities they serve, and the one in Rochester is no different. The Rochester Public Library has established a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask any question they ...
28 May 2020
A nongovernmental organization, Sanku, invented a new technology that allows a machine to mix in the right amount of basic nutrients into flour that children and others need. By working directly with the millers and c...
21 May 2020
California, United States
To help small farmers stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, some organizations in California are aiding in their transition to community supported agriculture, or CSA, models that directly connect farmers to consu...
1 April 2020
New Hampshire, United States
Under 800 Words
Makerspaces, collaborative community-operated workspaces, across New Hampshire have started using 3D printers to make masks for healthcare workers. Using mostly donated supplies, members printed and assembled protecti...
1 June 2020
Austin, Texas, United States
ConnectATX provides a directory of myriad resources available to residents in Austin, Texas. The services include food aid, rent relief, mental health, childcare, and transportation. ConnectATX has representatives who...
9 June 2020
Over 15 Minutes
In Puerto Rico, scientists, students, and educators from different organizations created a consortium to help develop a way to expand the territory's testing capacity for COVID-19 after the government continuously str...
24 June 2020
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
A coalition of local groups in the Cowichan region focused on the welfare of vulnerable populations during COVID-19 opened five tenting sites that have provided people experiencing homelessness with safety, meals, and...
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