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The Local Germany

Clare Speak

26 June 2020

Bavaria, Germany

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Although Germany has implemented a variety of methods to contain the coronavirus, their policy of "open public testing" has been a vital component of successfully slowing the spread of the virus. Although the policy w...

Wall Street Journal

David Luhnow

Juan Montes

25 June 2020

Mexico City, Mexico

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In New Mexico, the world’s largest wholesale food market managed to contain the spread of Covid-19 by taking an aggressive, early intervention course of action that included widespread testing, contact tracing and iso...

The Local Italy

Jessica Phelan

23 June 2020

Italy

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Some schools in Italy held trial reopenings after having to close due to the pandemic, and modeling their new classroom environment after Denmark's "forest schools," where classes are held outside. In order to maintai...

Politico

Melanie Warner

19 June 2020

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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While many states across the United States are still working to contain the coronavirus, Hawaii has managed to curb cases in part because of the state's geography, but moreso due to local government officials prioriti...

The Connecticut Mirror

Keith Phaneuf

19 June 2020

Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut's assisted living facilities have been able to slow the spread of coronavirus cases largely due to an "omnibus testing program." Adopted at facilities throughout the state, the protocol involves testing al...

NPR

Cardiff Garcia

17 June 2020

United States

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Varying tactics have been adopted in response to the worldwide pandemic, prompting financial implications; some more successful than others. Germany and Japan, in particular, have been able to maintain low unemploymen...

Montana Free Press

Alex Sakariassen

11 June 2020

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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Throughout the United States, health care professionals are beginning to prescribe "time outdoors" as a remedy for physical and mental illnesses in place of pharmaceuticals. Due to the stressors caused by Covid-19, th...

Ensia

Kamala Thiagarajan

11 June 2020

Bengaluru, India

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An innovative approach to combat climate change involves growing forests and resorting natural vegetation on degraded or barren land. Known as the Miyawaki technique, planting seedlings of indigenous trees close toget...

Latino USA

Camille Padilla Dalmau

Edmy Ayala

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9 June 2020

Puerto Rico

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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...

Elemental

Keren Landman

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1 June 2020

South Korea

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Lessons learned from the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2015 helped South Korea uniquely prepare a quick and effective response to the recent coronavirus outbreak. With several new strategies i...

Equal Times

Oscar Espinosa

Laura Fornell

29 May 2020

Kerala, India

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The local government in Kerala implemented swift and aggressive measures to contain the coronavirus, within three days of learning that China was experiencing an outbreak. The success of the state is largely due to th...

Washington Monthly

Eric Cortellessa

14 May 2020

United States

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Maryland and Ohio recently held elections almost entirely by mail and their different approaches provide insight into the impact on low-income voters, particularly those without permanent addresses. All registered vo...

BBC

Kavita Puri

14 May 2020

Germany

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Germany has seen some of the lowest death rates in the world. Reasons behind that rate have been attributed to the widespread, accessible testing and subsequent quarantining of ind...

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

13 May 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, attention is starting to shift toward reopening and recovery. Looking to healthcare professionals as models for doing so can help. A five-part strategy, te...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Max Walden

12 May 2020

Vietnam

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Vietnam has reported less than 300 COVID-19 cases and no related deaths, earning the government and citizens praise for how the country has thus far tackled the spread of the virus. The country's comprehensive method...

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...

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 ...

South China Morning Post

Karen Zhang

4 May 2020

Hong Kong

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In Hong Kong, the AsiaWorld-Expo that is near the airport was quickly converted into a triage coronavirus testing center, and played a crucial role in maintaining the local healthcare system. Converted by medical prof...

The 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...

National Geographic

Aaron Gulley

30 April 2020

New Zealand

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While most countries around the world are trying to implement strategies to contain the coronavirus outbreak, New Zealand set out to eradicate the virus. Rapid government-enacted intervention strategies and a reliance...

Los Angeles Times

Erik Kirschbaum

Laura King

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29 April 2020

Berlin, Germany

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Germany has emerged during the coronavirus pandemic as a country that has successfully been able to avoid the worst-case scenario, unlike many other countries still battling the virus. Although the country hasn't esca...

The New York Times

Iliana Magra

28 April 2020

Thessaloniki, Greece

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Because of early and quick actions by the government – and a compliant populace – Greece has seen under 200 COVID-19 deaths, relatively low compared to its European counterparts. The country was quick to cancel large ...

Wall Street Journal

Niharika Mandhana

Lam Le

27 April 2020

Hanoi, Vietnam

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Vietnam implemented rigid protocols around contact tracing and quarantine methodologies in order to contain the coronavirus outbreak, and so far, it has paid off with no deaths and a manageable caseload. Although a la...

The Current

Christiaan Mader

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27 April 2020

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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Having learned from failures during the 1980s AIDS epidemic, an outreach center in Louisiana was uniquely prepared to take preventative measures as the coronavirus outbreak spread, and so far, the efforts have worked....

The New Yorker

Charles Duhigg

26 April 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In responding to the coronavirus outbreak, Washington State stands in direct contrast to New York in how local governments responded. While New York relied on direction from politicians, Washington State looked to pub...

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