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Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

17 April 2020

New Mexico, United States

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New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham was quick to start implementing measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, prior to the state reporting any cases. Although it's yet to be seen what the long term im...

Vox

Catherine Kim

17 April 2020

South Korea

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South Korea held a national election during the Covid-19 pandemic by taking extensive sanitation and health screening measures. In addition to mandatory face protection and social distancing, voters’ temperatures were...

DigBoston

Jordan Frias

16 April 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Local officials and healthcare providers in Massachusetts are focusing efforts on equitably distributing tests by introducing rapid response testing in communities of color. Community members can get tested at an on-s...

NPR

Michael Sullivan

16 April 2020

Vietnam

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Vietnam has been praised for their collective response to containing coronavirus which was predicated on early and aggressive action and applying lessons learned from earlier communicable disease outbreaks. Although t...

Next City

Elizabeth Pandolfi

16 April 2020

Rochester, Minnesota, United States

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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 ...

BBC

Soutik Biswas

16 April 2020

Chengala, Kerala, India

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The state of Kerala, India has been particularly effective in their fight against COVID-19. Kerala happens to have a grassroots democracy with community leaders and the consent of the people, as well as a decentralize...

Wyoming Public Media

Savannah Maher

16 April 2020

Wyoming, United States

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The Wind River Family and Community Healthcare in Wyoming has been able to conduct a significant number of COVID-19 tests due to their early preparedness strategy. By early February, the clinic had begun drafting thei...

Mongabay

Mahima Jain

15 April 2020

Palakkad, Kerala, India

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The Kudumbashree Mission aims to encourage agrobiodiversity projects in India and empower women farmers. These projects revive traditional and sustainable farming practices called “panchakrishi.” So far, there are 192...

Wall Street Journal

Timothy W. Martin

Andrew Jeong

15 April 2020

South Korea

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Extra sanitation and health screening precautions allowed South Korea to hold a national election during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mandatory face protection, rubber gloves, taking voters’ temperatures, and providing hand...

The Guardian

Helena Smith

14 April 2020

Greece

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Greece took a proactive approach to contain the coronavirus – screening people as they entered the country even before any confirmed cases had been reported and then quarantining anyone returning from Spain in hotel r...

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Oscar Perry Abello

14 April 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An online tool called Mighty serves as a “Tripadvisor” for banks, connecting users with publicly-available data on how banks across the United States use their money so that they can make informed decisions when it co...

The Washington Post

Michael Birnbaum

11 April 2020

France

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European countries like France and Germany have been able to keep their unemployment rates low because of pre-existing programs that have been called to action during COVID-19. In France, the government subsidizes up ...

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...

The Guardian

Michael Baker

Nick Wilson

10 April 2020

New Zealand

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Adopting vigorous public health interventions early on is key when aiming for elimination over mitigation. In contrast to many countries mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic by “flattening the curve,” New Zealand’s early ...

Bloomberg

Ferdinando Giugliano

10 April 2020

Athens, Greece

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The speed of the response matters in mitigating the public health impact of a pandemic. Greece, which acted to restrict non-essential movement faster than countries like Spain and Italy, has sufewera fewer cases of CO...

The Washington Post

Lenny Bernstein

9 April 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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By taking prompt action to shut down major tourist events and increase medical treatment capacity, Ohio’s early response to COVID-19 has, thus far, helped to temper the surge of confirmed cases in the state. Governor ...

Business Insider

Holly Secon

9 April 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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The newest caseload numbers out of California have indicated that the state has been at least somewhat successful in containing the coronavirus outbreak, but residents are still being instructed to keep social distanc...

High Country News

Jessica Kutz

9 April 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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A fleet of mobile health units across the nation have been helping low-income and immigrant communities to access public health care resources, but during the coronavirus pandemic, the focus has shifted to providing r...

CNN

Dan Simon

Ray Sanchez

Jenn Selva

9 April 2020

California, United States

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Several statewide measures allowed California to mitigate its surge of COVID-19 cases by acting early. The state issued a mandatory stay-at-home order, which included making face masks mandatory and shutting down publ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Sarah Donahue

9 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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An innovative partnership between Bell Shelter, a homeless shelter, Grow Good, an urban farm, and the Salvation Army is bringing healthy food and cooking to a new audience in Los Angeles. People experiencing homelessn...

Stateline

Christine Vestal

Michael Ollove

8 April 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Across the U.S. many state hospitals and forming partnerships with each other and hospitals in other states to better address the coronavirus pandemic. Washington's hospital system is emerging as a model for collectiv...

Grady Newsource

Jack Binder

7 April 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Citizens across Northeast Georgia are participating in grassroots community efforts to help supply masks for health workers. A Facebook group called, "Mask Making for Athens Area Healthcare Workers," is providing guid...

The Washington Post

Anna Fifield

7 April 2020

New Zealand

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New Zealand has managed to not just flatten the curve, but has shown signs of eliminating the coronavirus thanks to rapid interventions taken by the government. Heeding the outcomes in the U.S. and Italy, the country ...

La Noticia

José Carlos Cordero Cote

7 April 2020

Singapore

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Several Asian nations have successfully slowed the spread of coronavirus and may now offer lessons for the U.S. and Europe. Although each took its own approach, commonalities included governmental oversight, early int...

Bored Panda

Judita Kusaitytė

3 April 2020

South Korea

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As told through the words of citizens on social media, this article lays out a number of ways the government of South Korean has been able to contain the virus. A notable thing is the care package mailed to everyone, ...

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