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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, ...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

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2 April 2020

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Social distancing has negatively affected homeless shelters, because the volunteers who prepare the meals aren't considered essential employees. The city of Cambridge pledged to pay local restaurants to provide bagged...

Washington Post

Heather Kelly

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Reed Albergotti

1 April 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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California and Washington were both early to adopt social distancing measures in the United States as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, and are now emerging as successful models for how this protocol could work ...

WTVR-TV

Melissa Hipolit

31 March 2020

Henrico County, Virginia, United States

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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...

Politico

Debra Kahn

Carla Marinucci

30 March 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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As the coronavirus outbreak began to show signs of spreading the United States, six counties in the Bay Area of California quickly instituted stay at home and shelter-in-place orders. Although the virus is still sprea...

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 ...

Albuquerque Journal

Ryan Boetel

30 March 2020

New Mexico, United States

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New Mexico has been able to test at a higher rate for coronavirus than states double its population size due to aggressive measures taken by local government to obtain tests early on and a public and private collabora...

RTÉ

Justin McCarthy

29 March 2020

South Korea

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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, whose government learned lessons from battling the MERS outb...

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 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...

ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)

Byron Pitts

26 March 2020

South Korea

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Although the United States, Spain, and Italy are still working to contain the coronavirus outbreak, countries across Asia have seen some success. By implementing rapid intervention and widespread testing, places such ...

Santa Cruz Local

Kara Meyberg Guzman

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26 March 2020

Santa Cruz, California, United States

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Cities and states throughout the U.S. are in forms of lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic, including Santa Cruz County in California. Although this practice is one way to mitigate the spread, institutions in ...

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 ...

Good Morning America

T. J. Holmes

24 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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South Korea has reported a reduction of new coronavirus cases thanks in part to rapid government regulations, widespread testing, and increased transparency. While other countries, such as the United States, have made...

U.S. News & World Report

Matthew Keegan

24 March 2020

Macau, China

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Despite being the most densely populated area on earth, Macau, a special administrative region of China, has managed to keep its coronavirus infection rate astonishing low, in large part due to strict, fast-acting pol...

The Boulder Monitor

Keith Hammonds

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24 March 2020

Boulder, Montana, United States

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In just a few days, Montana’s Jefferson County school district had to adapt to remote teaching in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus, with the governor leaving it up to schools and teachers to figure out how...

Forbes

Andrew Wright

24 March 2020

Nigeria

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Used to dealing with pandemics, Nigeria has a built-out system that was prepared to handle the novel coronavirus. What can the United States learn from Nigeria's public health infrastructure?

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...

Channel News Asia

Don Shapiro

23 March 2020

Taiwan

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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...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

22 March 2020

China

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Countries that have more recently fought against communicable and infectious disease outbreaks, such as China, are offering lessons about potential ways to slow the spread of COVID-19. Stricter and more efficient guid...

CNET

Sareena Dayaram

22 March 2020

Singapore, Singapore

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Initially, Singapore was one of the most impacted country by the spread of the coronavirus; however, with strict policy and early isolation, the city-state has managed to maintain a low infection rate. Early on in the...

Vox

Allegra Frank

Constance Grady

22 March 2020

Singapore

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Countries around the world have used different strategies to try to contain the coronavirus but some tactics are being lauded over others. Singapore, South Korea, and Senegal are a few of the countries that rapidly im...

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