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Elissa Nadworny

Madeline K. Sofia

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Rebecca Ramirez

16 October 2020

Illinois, United States

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When the University of Illinois reopened during the coronavirus pandemic for on-campus student instruction, efforts focused on a fast and frequent mass testing program for staff and students. Although the case numbers...

The Globe and Mail

Greg Mercer

2 October 2020

Nova Scotia, Canada

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Despite regions including Ontario and Quebec recording outbreaks of COVID-19, "four eastern provinces have managed to keep the pandemic at bay." The provinces have relied heavily on mandatory and strict quarantine pra...

The New York Times

Johnny Harris

29 September 2020

United States

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Compared to countries that implemented early shutdowns to combat the coronavirus pandemic, such as France and Ireland, the U.S. "fought the virus, and the virus won." While the federal government is largely responsibl...

Financial Times

Richard Milne

23 September 2020

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Finland has been able to keep their COVID-19 infection rate and death toll much lower than other countries by "shutting down rapidly" and relying on a law on preparedness that was devised after the Winter War in 1939-...

The Boston Globe

Stephanie Ebbert

22 September 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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Emergency child-care centers in Massachusetts have recorded only a small handful of cases of COVID-19 due to strict adherence to safety measures. Most notably, the centers have implemented a combination of contact tra...

Vox

German Lopez

2 September 2020

New York, United States

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Although public health experts agree that New York was initially slow to implement protocols to protect citizens from COVID-19, they also agree that the state was able to gain control over the virus due to the actions...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stephanie Capper

1 September 2020

Australia

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Stranded overseas for more than half a year by border closings because of the pandemic, Australians flocked to a new mapping tool that tells the story of their plight. Remove the Cap website attracted more than 600 us...

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Joan van Dyk

James Oatway

20 August 2020

Gauteng, South Africa

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A color-coded system is being adopted at hospitals throughout South Africa after seeing success in Taiwan during the COVID-19 pandemic. The system uses red, yellow, and green color-coding to warn health care officials...

The Washington Post

Lesley Wroughton

Max Bearak

18 August 2020

South Africa

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When South Africa's government implemented measures to protect its citizens from the spread of COVID-19, it also drastically reduced its flu cases down to 1 single case for its winter season as a side effect. Stringen...

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Chris Horne

17 August 2020

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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A residential senior center prevented the spread of Covid-19, with just 1 of over 700 residents contracting the virus. In addition to social distancing, hand washing, and outdoor visiting areas, the facility's residen...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jessica Yarmosky

17 August 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan has recorder fewer than 500 cases of COVID-19, and it is largely due to the country's reliance on "digital platforms to keep the public updated about medical supply availability and to monitor the status of qua...

NPR

Laurel Wamsley

10 August 2020

New Zealand

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New Zealand has been able to nearly eradicate Covid-19 due to rapid intervention strategies taken by the government that were predicated on quickly identifying clusters of cases and implementing rigorous contact traci...

CNN

Julia Hollingsworth

10 August 2020

New Zealand

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New Zealand went 100 days without a single new case of Covid-19 after implementing strict restrictions which included "no takeaways, no beaches, and no driving outside of your neighborhood." Because of the government'...

The New York Times

Jason Horowitz

31 July 2020

Rome, Italy

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Italy, once a major hotspot for Covid-19 cases, has seen a significant decrease in the spread of the coronavirus after implementing strict government regulations including mandatory travel restrictions and isolation p...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

29 July 2020

Teton County, Wyoming, United States

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Contact tracing has helped identify hundreds potential cases of Covid-19 in Teton County, Wyoming. Conducted by the county's health department, the process works much like it does for other communicable diseases, such...

The Washington Post

Rebecca Tan

24 July 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore has reported approximately 10,000 cases of Covid-19, but the local Maryland Baptist Aged Home hasn't had a single senior resident infected due "a relatively small population of 29 residents, a strong history...

CNBC

Christina Farr

23 July 2020

Vietnam

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Vietnam is home to 95 million people, yet the country has reported less than 450 cases of coronavirus and not a single death thanks to quick implementation of lessons the country learned from the 2003 SARS pandemic. A...

100 Days in Appalachia

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

22 July 2020

Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians reacted to COVID-19 with aggressive measures that yielded fewer illnesses than in neighboring counties, and no deaths, all without outside help. But one of their preventive measure...

CNBC

Christina Farr

15 July 2020

Taiwan

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Since the outbreak of Covid-19, Taiwan – a country of nearly 24 million people – has reported less than 500 cases and only seven deaths, largely due to the rapid implementation of a public health emergency response pl...

NPR

Jason Beaubien

15 July 2020

Rwanda

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Rwanda, a country with the same population of Ohio, has emerged as an example of how to slow the spread of coronavirus, with only 1,500 cases reported so far. Besides initiating a lockdown, implementing free testing, ...

BBC

Anna Jones

10 July 2020

New Zealand

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When China first reported its first death from Covid-19 New Zealand made the proactive move to restrict entry to anyone coming from or through China. This coupled with an early lockdown and an effective communication ...

PBS NewsHour

Amna Nawaz

9 July 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A faith-based nursing home facility in Baltimore has managed to remain free of any cases of coronavirus due to proactive and aggressive preparedness measure. Although there were concerns that implementing such restric...

Nigeria Health Watch

Christabel Ligami

7 July 2020

Mathare, Kenya

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In Kenya's rural communities and densely populated areas, accessing sanitation and hygiene methods can be difficult, but in one slum, a nonprofit organization has teamed up with a group of young men in the community t...

Asia Sentinel

Nina Milhaud

6 July 2020

Phuket, Thailand

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Despite devastating economic consequences, Thailand’s quick and hardline response to early signs of COVID-19 spread contained the virus and within weeks limited the country’s infections to just over 3,000 as of July 1...

CNBC

Timothyna Duncan

6 July 2020

Vietnam

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Vietnam reacted swiftly to the approaching pandemic, screening travelers from Wuhan, then banning all visitors from China, mandating masks, producing a catchy hand-washing video, and conducting extensive testing, with...

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