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Asia Sentinel

Nina Milhaud

6 July 2020

Phuket, Thailand

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Despite devastating economic consequences, Thailand’s quick and hardline response to early signs of COVID-19 spread contained the virus and within weeks limited the country’s infections to just over 3,000 as of July 1...

High Country News

Helen Santoro

22 May 2020

Corvallis, Oregon, United States

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A partnership between Oregon State University and the Benton County Health Department has helped one Oregon county implement TRACE – widespread coronavirus testing that is available even for those who don't show sympt...

PBS NewsHour

Christopher Booker

10 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Adaptations made as Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City during the COVID-19 outbreak to keep health care workers and patients safe are now being used as a blueprint for how to prepare for future health care crises. ...

CNBC

William Feuer

7 May 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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South Korea and Hong Kong have been able to contain the coronavirus without imposing restrictive lockdowns by implementing an aggressive and widespread testing, data sharing and contact tracing regime. In the case of ...

The New Yorker

Anna Russell

7 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Communities and medical professionals are working together to create their own mutual aid supply chain as shortages of personal protective equipment plague U.S. hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. This "tempora...

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Cinnamon Janzer

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1 May 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In Minneapolis, a collaboration between the Division of Race and Equity, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the city’s procurement department has helped establish an emergency mental he...

Grady Newsource

Erica Jackson

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30 April 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Volunteer groups in Georgia are making cloth masks for non-coronavirus patients at local hospitals so that personal protective equipment can be reserved for medical staff in direct contact with COVID-19 patients. Alth...

Yes! Magazine

Austin Price

Martin do Nascimento

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29 April 2020

Antioch, California, United States

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A Californian "food rescue" nonprofit called White Pony Express is shifting their usual processes to alleviate food insecurity to accomodate the change that COVID-19 has brought to their distribution systems. The grou...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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28 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused mass shutdowns of businesses and organizations around the world, and in New York City that includes mosques which typically offer nightly "communal iftar meals" during Ramadan. Know...

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Cinnamon Janzer

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28 April 2020

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

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The Downtown Greenway in Greensboro was already underway when the coronavirus hit and it has turned out to be quite the respite and economic boon. The Greenway draws visitors in with trails, greenways, public art, loc...

NBC News

Daliah Singer

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26 April 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Feed the Frontlines Boulder is one initiative of several across the state of Colorado that are working to support healthcare workers and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual donors and local nonprofits...

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Rae Ellen Bichell

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24 April 2020

New Mexico, United States

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Deploying a state-wide COVID-19 testing strategy requires coordinating both public and private-industry stakeholders. In Utah and New Mexico, the appointment of “testing czars,” or public health leaders in charge of c...

KUNM

Noel King

23 April 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In Boston, two anesthesiology residents teamed up with engineers at Google to turn a snorkel into a face mask to be used as a back-up form of personal protection equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

23 April 2020

United States

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The research field has often been siloed, with each discipline focusing on its own lane, but in the wake of COVID0-19 the shift toward interdisciplinary research is happening – and proving necessary. Often incentivize...

South China Morning Post

Juliana Loh

21 April 2020

Singapore

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Singapore has instituted three specific measures to help contain coronavirus and cope with current isolation requirements: testing, telehealth, and contact tracing. The commonality between the three approaches is the ...

Inkline

Nithin Coca

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21 April 2020

Indonesia

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The degradation of peatlands is a public health and climate change issue. Organizations in Indonesia are working to understand these wetlands better by mapping the location of them throughout the country and around th...

WBFO

Marian Hetherly

20 April 2020

New York, United States

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The Special Olympics turned 50 in 2020, but the pandemic has put a damper on their original birthday plans. People with intellectual and physical differences who participate rely on the games for social connection, so...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jenn Ladd

16 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In response to COVID-19, Philadelphia has a no-questions-asked program that has given out over 72,000 boxes of food for free since it began on March 30th, 2020. It was a team effort between the government and two food...

Route Fifty

Kate Elizabeth Queram

15 April 2020

United States

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the strain on governments to acquire more physical resources like personal protective equipment, state and local governments have also been faced with a growing need for tech res...

NPR

Camila Domonoske

13 April 2020

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Across the United States, restaurants have been forced to close their dine-in services due to the coronavirus, but many have switched to online order and to-go options in order to stay open. Now, some of these restaur...

Hamden Hunger Project

Shayla Colon

10 April 2020

Hamden, Connecticut, United States

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In order to support food banks—who have seen a steady rise in demand since COVID-19—a team of local Hamden organizations (including Hamden’s Community Emergency Response Team, the Hamden Public Schools, the Hamden Pol...

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Julia Hotz

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9 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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As cities in the U.S. are placed under various degrees of lockdown, organizations are working to virtually bring "environmental education and recreation to viewers, from the comfort of their homes." Although virtual w...

The Guardian

Rachel Hall

9 April 2020

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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In the UK, universities are playing a role in containing the coronavirus and helping communities cope by creating innovative solutions and using of technology to expand access. From converting shipping containers into...

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...

WCBS-TV

Carolyn Gusoff

8 April 2020

Long Island City, New York, United States

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Skiers and snowboarders are donating their used snow goggles to be repurposed as personal protective equipment during the coronavirus. Helping to address a need nationwide, the snow-sport community is "providing an in...

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