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The New York Times

Sharon Otterman

Sarah Maslin Nir

27 March 2020

New Rochelle, New York, United States

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New York state's quick actions to create a containment zone around New Rochelle after an early outbreak of coronavirus cases are proving successful. “Everybody talks about flattening the curve, and I think that’s exac...

FastCompany

Jeremy Deaton

26 March 2020

United States

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What lessons does the United States' response to the coronavirus offer for the country's response to climate change? According to experts, governments and the media have been successful at presenting the virus as a re...

BBC

Kavita Puri

26 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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South Korea, despite being a close neighbor to China, where the COVID-19 outbreak originated, managed to build a swift public health and government response that may have lessons for other countries fighting the pande...

Metromode

Kate Roff

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26 March 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Mutual aid at the grassroots level is about helping a neighbor in need, and this strategy has been spurred into action across the country in response to COVID-19. In Detroit, people rally across social media and techn...

NPR

Colin Dwyer

26 March 2020

France

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France is transporting patients from areas with high concentrations of coronavirus victims to areas where hospitals have vacant beds and ventilators. This helps to relieve some pressure on some of the hardest-hit regi...

The Register-Guard

Matthew Denis

25 March 2020

Oregon, United States

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In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, some distilleries across the United States have switched their focus from the production of alcohol to the production of hand sanitizer. This new model meets the outsized demand...

NPR

Eric Westervelt

25 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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With a massive shortage of protective gear in the medical community amidst the coronavirus outbreak, volunteer groups are filling the gap by crowdsourcing masks, gowns, and other essential items. Though the government...

The New York Times

David Enrich

Rachel Abrams

Steven Kurutz

25 March 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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As hospitals and healthcare workers face a shortage of protective gear in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, an army of independent craftspeople have stepped up. Around the United States, they are sewing protectiv...

NPR

Rob Schmitz

25 March 2020

Germany

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Compared to its European counterparts, Germany has one of the lowest coronavirus fatality rates, around 0.5%. Experts credit the low rate to the country's decentralized diagnostic systems that allow federal states to ...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

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25 March 2020

United States

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In an effort to pay employees as COVID19 containment efforts take a toll on businesses, CEOs and corporate management are taking pay cuts, or giving up their pay altogether. Companies like Delta, United, Marriott, Hya...

Next City

Elizabeth Pandolfi

24 March 2020

United States

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As public libraries in the United States are forced to close their doors in response to the coronavirus outbreak, librarians are trying new methods of (safely) getting books in the hands of community members. From org...

U.S. News & World Report

Matthew Keegan

24 March 2020

Macau, China

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Despite being the most densely populated area on earth, Macau, a special administrative region of China, has managed to keep its coronavirus infection rate astonishing low, in large part due to strict, fast-acting pol...

The Boulder Monitor

Keith Hammonds

24 March 2020

Boulder, Montana, United States

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In just a few days, Montana’s Jefferson County school district had to adapt to remote teaching in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus, with the governor leaving it up to schools and teachers to figure out how...

Vox

Sigal Samuel

24 March 2020

United States

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Healthy citizens desperate to find a way to help those at risk of developing severe coronavirus symptoms are creating spreadsheets detailing what services they can offer to their neighbors, whether it's grocery shoppi...

CityNews

Frank Bajak

24 March 2020

United States

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Some of the governments that have had the most success in getting a handle on the spread of the coronavirus have used individual location data to conduct contact tracing and track the spread of the virus. However, som...

Bloomberg

Michelle Fay Cortez

24 March 2020

Italy

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Compared to information-sharing methods during previous pandemics, social media and other online platforms have accelerated the pace at which doctors across the world can share best practices related to the coronaviru...

News Day

Zachary R. Dowdy

24 March 2020

Westbury, New York, United States

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At nursing homes in the Long Island area, facilities and their staff have stepped up to ensure residents can use technology to stay connected. They have facilitated performances over Zoom, local school-children send v...

The New York Times

Annie Correal

24 March 2020

New York City, New York, United States

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As social distancing and isolation become increasingly important in stopping the spread of the coronavirus, volunteers and neighborhood groups are helping seniors and immunocromprimized people access necessessities. I...

Bloomberg

David Baker

Nic Querolo

23 March 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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Recognizing the unique vulnerability of its homeless population to the coronavirus outbreak, San Francisco is transforming motels and hotels into makeshift and spacious shelters.

WBUR

Adrian Ma

23 March 2020

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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To help mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on some of its most vulnerable populations, the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is paying otherwise closed restaurants to make food for short-staffed homeless...

The New York Times

Abby Goodnough

Penina Krieger

23 March 2020

United States

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Medical students have found creative ways to pitch in during the Coronavirus pandemic when they are not yet certified to work with patients. Students across the country are organizing to help out by doing things like ...

Richland Source

Brittany Schock

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22 March 2020

Galion, Ohio, United States

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Six months ago, a distillery in Ohio had the idea to start making hand sanitizer on-site, but because of the rapid spread of the coronavirus and the FDA changing regulations, the business has now fast-tracked the idea...

Wall Street Journal

Dasl Yoon

22 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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In order to reduce the mortality rate from the coronavirus pandemic as much as possible, medical centers and the government in South Korea reserved beds only for the most ill, while others were quarantined in supervis...

KOAT-TV

Susannah Cullinane

22 March 2020

United States

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To reduce the number of people being tested unnecessarily for coronavirus, the CDC has introduced an online bot that helps people determine the severity of their symptoms. Because the United States has a limited suppl...

WFAA-TV

Alex Rozie

22 March 2020

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Churches across the nation have had to shut their doors as the country tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak, but some religious institutions have turned to creative ways to keep their practice alive. In Texas, on...

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