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PBS NewsHour

Nick Schifrin

11 May 2021

Australia

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Strict and early knockdowns and consistent public health messaging have helped Australia effectively eliminate Covid-19. Now, the country and its residents have largely returned to business as usual, despite many citi...

U.S. News & World Report

Mustapha K. Darboe

30 March 2021

Gambia

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In an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus variants throughout the country, Gambia has launched a genome sequence initiative that to monitor active strains. For a country that has received very few doses of the...

KUOW

Mike Baker

Bill Radke

16 March 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Despite a tumultuous start to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seattle area has one of the lowest per capita death rates of any metro area in the United States. Because of actions taken early on by government officials and ...

New York Magazine

David Wallace-Wells

15 March 2021

United States

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Although no universal set of policies were likely to have prevented the spread of Covid-19, the general inaction and lax interventions by countries in the western hemisphere prevented Europe, North America, and South ...

The New York Times

Mike Baker

11 March 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When Covid-19 cases began to be reported in Washington state, the state government – at the suggestion of local health officials – enacted some of the most stringent restrictions in the nation. Although these actions ...

The New York Times

Apoorva Mandavilli

5 March 2021

Rhode Island, United States

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At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Rhode Island was commended by many for keeping the case rate relatively low, but a combination of factors quickly reversed that trend. Although some reasons for the state's fa...

U.S. News & World Report

Thomas K. Grose

24 February 2021

United Kingdom

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When the SARS-CoV-2 variant emerged in the United Kingdom, scientists in Britain were able to quickly identify it and warn other countries thanks to the use of genome sequencing. Now other countries, such as Denmark, ...

Science News

Betsy Ladyzhets

23 February 2021

United States

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Universities are breeding grounds for COVID-19. In August and September they had to figure out the best way to test, control, and contain a virus on campus. Across the country universities launched a plethora of metho...

WBFO

Tom Dinki

22 February 2021

Maryland, United States

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The Green House Project, which is a network model of nursing homes across states, has been able to largely avoid the spread of Covid-19 amongst residents, with five times fewer cases than the national nursing home ave...

The Seattle Times

Evan Bush

Mike Reicher

14 February 2021

Washington, United States

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Because Washington state health officials failed to prioritize the planning of basic logistics for disseminating the COVID vaccine, the state quickly fell behind others in vaccinating the most vulnerable and at risk. ...

Transitions Online

Kathrin Yaromich

10 February 2021

Belarus

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During the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, volunteers across Belarus worked together to collect and deliver personal protective equipment to frontline workers, despite the Belarusian government denying the spr...

The Atlantic

Madeline Drexler

10 February 2021

Bhutan

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Despite being a small and historically underresourced nation, Bhutan has managed to contain the spread of the coronavirus and avoid all but one death from the virus during the entire duration of the pandemic thus far....

Vox

Kelsey Piper

5 February 2021

United States

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The eradication of smallpox offers lessons and insight for health officials and governments focused on containing the novel coronavirus and avoiding future pandemics. Although COVID-19 presents unique challenges – suc...

The Current

Nicole Mistretta

4 February 2021

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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Hospitals in Louisiana are using a monoclonal antibody infusion treatment to help the most at-risk patients recover from Covid-19. Although this treatment comes with limitations – including a 10-day window of when it...

FreshWater Cleveland

Conor Morris

3 February 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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During 2020, the city of Cleveland reduced the rate of people experiencing homelessness by 30% due to provisions put in place to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Using eviction moratoriums for those at ris...

Stateline

Elaine S. Povich

2 February 2021

Alaska, United States

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Only a few states in the U.S. have had a successful COVID-19 vaccine rollout, but the ones that did relied on similar tactics: a centralized operation, local collaborations, and an early reliance on the National Guard...

Outriders

Lola García-Ajofrín

2 February 2021

Rwanda

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Before the first case of Covid-19 was reported within country borders, Rwanda had already started preparations – including a testing strategy and contact tracing – to prevent the spread of the virus. Although resource...

Outriders

Lola García-Ajofrín

2 February 2021

Daejon, South Korea

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During the Covid-19 pandemic in South Korea, officials implemented comprehensive contact tracing strategies and mandatory hospital quarantine for those who tested positive for the virus. All services associated with c...

The New York Times

Damien Cave

1 February 2021

Sydney, Australia

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Australia's aggressive and strict protocols surrounding COVID-19 have helped the country to return to normalcy and avoid high death tolls and transmission rates, especially compared to the U.S. and Europe. Although th...

Wall Street Journal

Andrew Beaton

Louise Radnofsky

31 January 2021

United States

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL played all scheduled games during its regular season – including the Super Bowl – by enacting strict protocols and using data to make adjustments as necessary. The league reli...

Slate

Neil Richards

29 January 2021

South Korea

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Having learned from a failed response to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS), the South Korea government and health officials enacted a proactive and effective strategy to contain the spread of 'Covid-...

WCHS-TV

Jenifer McAndrews

28 January 2021

West Virginia, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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West Virginia relied on strategic partnerships, collaboration, and efficient use of medicine to successfully outpace every other state in the U.S. in COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Rather than turning to nationally-ru...

South Dakota News Watch

Bart Pfankuch

28 January 2021

South Dakota, United States

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A new therapeutic treatment known as a monoclonal antibody infusion has been made available across the U.S. for Covid-19 patients who are most at-risk of being hospitalized for the virus. In South Dakota, one of the ...

ProPublica

Brianna Bailey

26 January 2021

United States

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The CARES Act was meant to help small businesses, including hospitals, find financial stability during the coronavirus pandemic, but confusing guidelines and a lack of oversight have impeded the success. This reality ...

DigBoston

Jordan Frias

25 January 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Using data to determine which neighborhoods would likely be disproportionately at risk for COVID-19, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center has been moving their pop-up testing site to a new area every two weeks a...

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