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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...

Spectrum News 1 Ohio

Sheena Elzie

20 March 2020

Hamilton, Ohio, United States

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In Butler County, Ohio, law enforcement and jails are adapting quickly as the COVID19 pandemic continues on. They’re working with courts and judges to allow low-level and non-violent offenders to be released and have ...

Spectrum News 1 Ohio

Molly Martinez

20 March 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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In Ohio, courts have had to make major adjustments to stay safe from the COVID19 pandemic. These adjustments include being open for only essential purposes, using technology to reduce interpersonal interactions, and l...

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Rachel Lindy Baron

20 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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In the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, local residents have formed a mutual aid organization called #BedStuyStrong. The web application Slack serves as the organization's hub, offering a wide ra...

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Clark Fouraker

20 March 2020

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Because they have the appropriate ingredients and facilities, Deep Ellum Distillery is making hand santizer and offering it for free to anyone who needs it. They are also endorsing people to order food to-go in order ...

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...

Bloomberg CityLab

David Zipper

19 March 2020

Akron, Ohio, United States

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Even as ridership plummets for public transit, some cities are making rides entirely free to keep riders and drivers safer. The move to drop fares limits close interactions between drivers and passengers, as well as b...

Business Insider

Holly Secon

19 March 2020

Veneto, Italy

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As the coronavirus outbreak swept Italy, two regions took two different approaches that now offer for a case study for social distancing and widespread testing. The region of Veneto, which implemented widespread testi...

Spectrum News 1 Ohio

Rachele Mongiovi

19 March 2020

Akron, Ohio, United States

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Akron’s Children’s Hospital has developed an emergency protocol should the COVID19 pandemic reach them. Acting preemptively, they have limited visitors, removed all volunteers over age 60, and have nearly 700 employee...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

18 March 2020

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Drive-through coronavirus testing sites aren't just safer for all involved, they're also more efficient. Although the limited exposure to hospital personnel and other patients is critical for slowing the spread, drive...

WEWS-TV

Jordan Vandenberge

18 March 2020

Grafton, Ohio, United States

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Many businesses have been forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, but some restaurants – such as one in Grafton, Ohio – are turning their in-house servers into delivery drivers to stay open. As a means to bot...

The 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...

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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...

CBS News

Caitlin O'Kane

18 March 2020

United States

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As the coronavirus spreads across the United States, some grocery stores are designating specific shopping hours for older and immunocompromised residents. This allows shoppers to stock up in a less crowded environmen...

Washington Monthly

Eric Cortellessa

16 March 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic swept the nation at a time when many would be going to polling stations to cast their votes in primary elections, but vote-at-home practices are providing a solution for this civic inconvenien...

Wall Street Journal

Margherita Stancati

16 March 2020

Codogno, Italy

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Despite the devastation Italy has seen from the coronavirus pandemic, the town of Codogno has been able to largely avoid the same fate. Crediting immediate "drastic containment measures," that went into effect after t...

WBUR

Robin Young

16 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Epidemics aren't new in the United States, and past outbreaks can provide lessons for the current coronavirus pandemic. Specifically looking at the polio epidemic that paralyzed parts of the country, studies of indivi...

South China Morning Post

John Power

14 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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South Korea has received acclaim for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak relative to China, where the initial outbreak originated. While China has enforced strict measures limiting movement and commerce, South K...

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...

Los Angeles Times

Howard Blume

Sonali Kohli

12 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles Unified Schools is the second-largest school system, and a quarter of enrolled families lack adequate broadband access for online studies. This presented challenges as to how school could proceed, so the d...

The Guardian

Michelle Yun

12 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

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Struggling countries look to Taiwan as an example of how to respond to a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. Strategies that Taiwan uses include tracking of mandatory quarantines, border control, and its use of tech...

Quartz

Michael J. Coren

11 March 2020

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, social distancing is being implemented due to its proven success with helping to drastically slow the spread of the Spanish flu in St. Louis Missouri. In a comparis...

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Helen Branswell

11 March 2020

China

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As countries scramble to figure out how to stop the coronavirus outbreak, China is an example of how unprecedented measures to self-quarantine and self-distancing measures can work to slow transmission rates. Commonly...

Asia Times

Andrew Salmon

11 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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After an initial sharp spike in positive COVID-19 cases, South Korea kept the number of deaths low and stopped the virus from spreading dramatically, without resorting to the same draconian isolation measures in other...

Slate

Chloe Hadavas

11 March 2020

New Taipei, Taiwan

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Compared to countries of similar size and stature, Taiwan and Singapore both had extremely effective responses to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus. Each faced their own unique set of circumstances, but they us...

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