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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...

NBC News

Olivia Solon

April Glaser

18 March 2020

United States

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A group of researchers of infectious diseases, virologists, computer scientists, doctors, and nurses have taken to moderating a community coronavirus message board on Reddit to help spread awareness and decrease infor...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Emily Cureton

18 March 2020

Bend, Oregon, United States

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People in Bend, Oregon have turned to social media in order to help at-risk community members during the coronavirus pandemic. Utilizing Facebook Groups to connect with one another, the moderators aim to conduct "acts...

The Bristol Cable

Adam Cantwell-Corn

18 March 2020

Bristol, England

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As a grass-roots response to assist vulnerable populations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, communities around the world are using social media to distribute supplies, services, and advice. One such group on Facebook, th...

Global News

Josh K. Elliott

18 March 2020

Brescia, Italy

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When a hospital in Italy ran the risk of running out of a medical valve that was necessary to help treat patients suffering from COVID-19, an engineering company stepped in to fill the gap by 3D printing the valve. Ch...

The Guardian

Kari Paul

18 March 2020

San Diego, California, United States

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A growing online community of scientists is collaborating in the search for solutions to the coronavirus pandemic. The "DIY biohacking" movement is inspiring the creation of faster tests, new methods for making masks ...

Scranton Times-Tribune

Frank Wilkes Lesnefsky

17 March 2020

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States

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To help residents in nursing homes stay connected with their loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic, a nursing home in Pennsylvania has started using Facebook as a means to share photos and messages. Although the ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

17 March 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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Those over the age of 65 have been instructed to stay at home as much as possible during the coronavirus pandemic, so younger adults are coming together across the nation to help deliver this population essentials. Be...

CalMatters

Felicia Mello

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Janelle Salanga

17 March 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused universities to close campuses and forced classes to transition to virtual formats. While this transition has had its limitations for many – especially those who lack reliable acces...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

16 March 2020

United States

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The CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Program trains individuals how to perform contact tracing in order to help slow the spread of infectious diseases. Success from this strategy has been reported in South Korea re...

The Guardian

Robert Booth

16 March 2020

United Kingdom

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In the UK, mutual aid groups are popping up to deliver food and medical supplies to those who can't leave their homes as a result of the rapidly spreading COVID-19. Organizers are keeping the efforts local to limit th...

The New York Times

Robin Pogrebin

16 March 2020

United States

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Art galleries are pivoting their sales to online platforms due to closures from the coronavirus pandemic. In the past, similar versions of virtual viewing rooms have resulted in significant sales for some galleries, d...

EURACTIV

Andrés Sánchez Braun

16 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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Weeks before the coronavirus outbreak was declared to be a pandemic, Seoul, and other parts of South Korea set into motion a combination of "prevention and mitigation programs" that are now being touted as lessons for...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

16 March 2020

Milan, Italy

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In Italy, with ventilators in short supply and a growing need for them endangering people's lives, the local FabLab began to print replacement valves on 3-D printers. Even though the hospital supplier withheld the des...

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...

CNN

Julia Hollingsworth

Sophie Jeong

Ivan Watson

12 March 2020

South Korea

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3-5 Minutes

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South Korean molecular biotech company, Seegene, created, tested, and received approval for a COVID19 test kit in just three weeks. Using a supercomputer’s big data system and taking advantage of the Disease Control &...

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...

Harvard Business Review

Martin Reeves

Lars Fæste

Cinthia Chen

Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak

Kevin Whitaker

10 March 2020

China

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The coronavirus outbreak has had a detrimental impact on economies due to business and industry closures but some Chinese enterprises have implemented strategies to help recover faster. From early on-set crisis teams ...

Wired

Megan Molteni

10 March 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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Identifying the metagenomic sequencing for new outbreaks of viruses can help to better assess how the virus is spreading, which in turn helps health officials figure out how to slow down the contagion. In the midst of...

South China Morning Post

Park Chan-kyong

10 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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After an initial explosion of patients who tested positive for COVID-19, the South Korean government has successfully and sharply reduced the number of new transmissions through mass testing, improved public communica...

NBC News

Cindy Sui

10 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

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After learning valuable lessons from the 2003 SARS outbreak, Taiwan has managed to keep its coronavirus cases to a minimum, far below neighboring China and other countries around the world. To accomplish this, the gov...

The Times of Israel

Ben Sales

8 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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When coronavirus began spreading in New York, SAR High School in the Bronx took rapid measures to begin education around distance learning, before the virus spread to the county. Although the transition hasn't been wi...

South China Morning Post

Sarah Dai

17 February 2020

Beijing, China

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To help students access the resources they need while schools are closed due to the coronavirus, administrators in China are utilizing "a national cloud learning platform," as well as broadcast television. While both ...

The New York Times

Matt Richtel

6 February 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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As word of the coronavirus outbreak spread, so did misinformation, so the World Health Organization began working with big tech companies to put a stop to it. Collaborating with the likes of Pinterest, Google, Twitter...

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