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Ricci Shryock

17 May 2020

Dakar, Senegal

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Senegal's success thus far in keeping coronavirus cases at manageable levels is due largely in part to a prioritization of increasing the number of beds available for COVID-19 patients. After years of running epidemic...

CNN

Jason Kravarik

Sara Sidner

8 May 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When coronavirus first appeared in the United States, Seattle emerged as an epicenter, but just a few months later, the city and state have largely reduced the overall caseload. Local officials say that a unified appr...

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Sonja Swanson

8 May 2020

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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The City of Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency is providing funding for businesses closed by COVID-19 to board up their windows with public art. Offering up to $2,000 per business, its purpose is to help support local art...

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Rachel A. Becker

5 May 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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California state government is pivoting to a tactic that will allow for state employees to be reassigned and retrained to help efforts towards implementing contact tracing. Only one-third of the state's local health d...

Washington Post

Jada Yuan

2 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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When New York hospitals became overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, the military deployed and staffed a Navy hospital ship and built a military field hospital in a nearby convention center to help with the caseload. Al...

Los Angeles Times

Howard Blume

19 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Los Angeles Unified School District has become a major food distribution center for anyone who needs it during the pandemic. The nation's second-largest school district has served almost 10 million meals in the wa...

The New York Times

Tiffany Hsu

11 April 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Battelle labs in rural Ohio is decontaminating n95 masks for health care workers as personal protective equipment remains in short supply amidst COVID-19. Granted emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Adminis...

Los Angeles Times

Louis Sahagon

9 April 2020

Murrieta, California, United States

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A binational effort to transport eggs of the endangered red-legged-frog from Baja California to the Santa Ana Mountains in California was a great success. By working with the Nature Conservancy and various researchers...

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...

NPR

Paige Pfleger

30 March 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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As the fight against COVID-19 continues, Ohio-based Battelle labs has created the Critical Care Decontamination System that can clean as many as 80,000 of personal protective equipment at once. The system, which was f...

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Rebecca Greenwald

25 March 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In the state of Massachusetts, both Boston and Cambridge are offering financial relief to artists who have lost their source of income due to the social distancing guidelines mandated by the coronavirus pandemic. Bost...

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Joe Palca

24 March 2020

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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As scientists across the planet are racing to develop a vaccine to fight the novel coronavirus, the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium is using supercomputers to identify or create drug compounds that migh...

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Madeleine Brand

24 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, city officials are working to repurpose recreational buildings to house those experiencing homelessness, in the hopes of containing the spread of coronavirus. The city and shelters are also partnering ...

WFAA-TV

Jobin Panicker

22 March 2020

Frisco, Texas, United States

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A tech company has developed a monitoring text messaging system for those entering the United States from China as a means of trying to contain the coronavirus. With an individual's consent, the system sends one text ...

The Atlantic

Derek Thompson

21 March 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark

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The government of Denmark is taking drastic measures to stem the tide of economic depression already hitting parts of the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government told companies affected by the econo...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Margaret Barthel

21 March 2020

Anacostia, Washington, United States

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As the coronavirus pandemic sends people to grocery stores to obtain supplies, a grassroots effort is underway in one neighborhood in Anacostia, Washington to help get food to those who have difficulty accessing stori...

Foreign Affairs Magazine

Jaron Lanier

E. Glen Weyl

20 March 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan has gone largely unscathed thus far by the coronavirus, showing that their methodology of relying on civic technology has merit to be a model for other countries. Through a combination of "community initiatives...

The New York Times

Matt Apuzzo

Selam Gebrekidan

20 March 2020

Australia

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The coronavirus pandemic has been contained in varying degrees depending on the country, but early data is showing that the countries which decentralized their approach to testing manufacturing have faired better at m...

Washington Post

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

19 March 2020

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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Birmingham, Alabama’s Church of the Highlands has opened up a drive-through COVID19 testing station that has already seen over 1,000 people. By coordinating with Alabama’s governor, the church is able to help test peo...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Luis Zambrano

3 March 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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To better serve Mexican citizens living in the U.S., the Mexican government created an initiative known as Health Windowns that helps bridge the gap between immigrants and preventive health care access. Although anyon...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Will Doig

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21 February 2020

Indonesia

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A space-based initiative called Global Fishing Watch is using satellite imagery and data to hold companies accountable to their promise of providing sustainable sourced seafood. While the volume of data and cost of ob...

Bloomberg

Claire Jiao

23 January 2020

Philippines

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Discarded plastic can serve as construction material for major infrastructure and public works projects. In the Philippines, private companies like San Miguel are stepping in to participate in the government’s infrast...

Civil Eats

Stephanie Parker

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7 January 2020

Wimbledon, North Dakota, United States

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Small, rural grocery stores around the country keep their doors open by using creative, cross-sector financing, recruiting local volunteers, and thinking outside the box as many residents move closer to urban areas. O...

Adventure Travel News

JoAnna Haugen

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7 January 2020

Gothenburg, Sweden

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With a sustainable, multi-sector collaboration-based approach to urban planning, the cities of Gothenburg, Sweden and Málaga, Spain both won a "Smart Tourism" award to jumpstart 2020. Gothenburg utilizes app technolog...

Yes! Magazine

Jason G. Goldman

3 January 2020

Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada

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Scientists from the Haida Nation, Parks Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, researchers from academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and representatives from the commercial fishing sector, are all collabo...

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