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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 ...

The Suburban

David Kilgour

Susan Korah

29 March 2020

Taiwan

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When faced with the coronavirus pandemic, a number of countries around the world "opted for delayed containment strategies," but countries such as Taiwan and Hong Kong, which took the opposite approach, have seen more...

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...

National Geographic

Nina Strochlic

27 March 2020

United States

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What can the 1918 Spanish Flu teach us about how we can effectively respond to the 2020 coronavirus? Researchers are comparing the death rates during the Spanish Flu in different U.S. cities to see which governments' ...

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 ...

Texas Monthly

Dan Solomon

Paula Forbes

26 March 2020

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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With experience from past regional disasters and supply-chain disruptions, supermarket chain H-E-B faced the coronavirus chaos with calm preparation, ensuring employees and management act quickly to mitigate their los...

FastCompany

Evan Nicole Brown

24 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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As hospitals around the world run dangerously low or completely out of personal medical equipment like protective masks, one company has developed a recyclable nano-fiber filter that can fit inside surgical masks, whi...

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...

STAT

Li Yang Hsu

Min-Han Tan

23 March 2020

Singapore, Singapore

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When Singapore detected its first cases of COVID-19 in early February, the country topped world lists in terms of confirmed infections. But unlike other countries, Singapore never experienced an exponential increase i...

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...

The New York Times

Jason Horowitz

Elisabetta Povoledo

21 March 2020

Rome, Italy

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In learning what could best work to contain the coronavirus, Italy is offering lessons to other countries in what has failed to work there. Dubbed the new "epicenter of a shifting pandemic" after reporting the highest...

The Guardian

Alexis Dudden

Andrew Marks

20 March 2020

South Korea

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As South Korea became aware of the enevetible spread of the coronavirus, the government was able to quickly act due to having an emergency plan in place from battling the SARS epidemic in 2003. This allowed for the te...

STAT

Helen Branswell

20 March 2020

Singapore

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As countries continue to try to contain the coronavirus pandemic, "non-pharmaceutical initiatives" are showing promise as a means to slow the spread. Countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan – all of which e...

Vox

Sigal Samuel

19 March 2020

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently asked Roni Rosenfeld, a professor of computer science who typically uses artificial intelligence to forecast the spread of seasonal influenza, to turn his comput...

My London

Ian Molyneaux

19 March 2020

Taiwan

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While some places such as the United Kingdom and London struggle to slow the spread of coronavirus, other countries such as China, South Korea, and Taiwan, have managed to contain the virus through fast-acting governm...

Wall Street Journal

Dasl Yoon

Timothy W. Martin

19 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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After witnessing chaos during the MERS outbreak, South Korea immediately began implementing measures to avoid disaster should another public health crisis occur. Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts much of the world...

Newsy

Zach Toombs

18 March 2020

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Enacting social distancing and mass closures of schools, businesses, and other industries during the times of virus outbreaks has been shown to slow the waves of infection, as first witnessed during the era of the Spa...

Washington Post

Simon Denyer

Shibani Mahtani

18 March 2020

South Korea

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As much of Europe and the United States are still in the early stages of trying to contain the coronavirus, countries in Asia offer several lessons in mitigation strategies. Rapid government intervention and regulatio...

The New York Times

Hannah Beech

17 March 2020

Singapore

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Singapore among several other countries have been able to contain coronavirus by working to stay ahead of the spread, rather than confront the spread as it happens. Using strategies – some partially built after learni...

Channel News Asia

Benjamin Seet

17 March 2020

Singapore

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After Singapore eradicated SARS in 2003, the country put into motion a series of protocols and practices in case of another outbreak. Now, as coronavirus sweeps the world, the country has been able to take quick actio...

The Diplomat

Trien Vinh Le

Huy Quynh Nguyen

17 March 2020

Vietnam

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China has seen success in containing the coronavirus through strict governmental oversight but when the virus made its way to Vietnam – a country with similar rule – the government enacted more transparent approaches ...

The Sydney Morning Herald

Ben Hurley

16 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

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In Taiwan, a combination of "early intervention and a well-oiled command structure" have helped to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Measures such a public health hotline, temperature check points, enhanced hygi...

Wall Street Journal

Dasl Yoon

Timothy W. Martin

16 March 2020

South Korea

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The testing efficiency and protocols implemented in South Korea to slow the spread of coronavirus have proven to be successful, with the latest reports of the country showing that reports of cases have leveled off. Co...

ProPublica

Lisa Song

15 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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South Korea is emerging as a model for many countries battling the spread of coronavirus, thanks to the country's quick response to initiate widespread testing and contact tracing methodology. Having learned from what...

The New York Times

Benjamin J. Cowling

Wey Wen Lim

13 March 2020

Singapore

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Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong have each shown success with slowing the pace of the coronavirus outbreak due in part from learning lessons during the 2002 SARS outbreak. Combining different approaches to social dist...

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