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The Guardian

Helen Davidson

Emma Graham-Harrison

24 March 2021

Taiwan

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Taiwan was among the first countries to respond to COVID-19 with decisive actions that contained the virus’ impact on the population. Its 2003 experience with the SARS virus provided an established infrastructure to f...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

19 March 2021

Bangladesh

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Artolution provides art education and supplies to Rohingya Survivors in Bangladesh refugee camps, all of whom experienced severe trauma, to create life-affirming and informative murals. Topics range from safe hygiene ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kaiser Health News

Anna Almendrala

10 March 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Grassroots volunteer groups are helping people across the country make COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Get Out the Shot: Los Angeles has 100 vetted volunteers who have booked 300 appointments through the group’s system...

The Atlantic

Katherine J. Wu

4 March 2021

Massachusetts, United States

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In Massachussetts, a two-month long state-run pilot program is allowing some schools to resume in-person classes. Each week, more than 300,000 students are tested through the program. Instead of individual tests, the ...

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

Hannah Furfaro

8 February 2021

Washington, United States

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13 Washington school districts are piloting COVID-19 testing. By doing so, they can catch stop asymptomatic people from spreading the virus, offer testing to families who might not have access, and add a “sense of sec...

The News & Observer

Adam Wagner

6 February 2021

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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A partnership between WakeMed and Wake County Public Health made 1,700 shots available with vaccine clinics in 16 churches and a community center. Trusted messengers, like pastors, are more effective at communicating ...

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...

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...

WCHS-TV

Jenifer McAndrews

28 January 2021

West Virginia, United States

Broadcast TV News

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...

WBEZ

María Inés Zamudio

26 January 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Promotoras de salud, also known as community health workers, are helping to connect Latino immigrants with reliable and factual information about COVID-19. Using a peer-to-peer outreach model, a team of seven promotor...

Flint Beat

Carmen Nesbitt

17 January 2021

Flint, Michigan, United States

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At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials in Flint, Michigan began tracking the demographics of those who were testing positive for the virus in order to better align the county's public health...

The New York Times

Benjamin Mueller

16 January 2021

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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In March when fewer than 100 coronavirus infections had been found in the U.K, researchers in Cambridge decided to begin sequencing coronavirus samples as part of an "unparalleled surveillance system for Covid" that c...

The Conversation

Tinglong Dai

14 January 2021

West Virginia, United States

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Most states in the U.S. are struggling to effectively and efficiently distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, while "West Virginia became the first state to finish round one of the two-dose vaccine series in nursing homes." ...

ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)

Becky Perlow

Kenneth Moton

12 January 2021

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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In an effort to help get accurate information to the communities who are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, a program called Live Chair Health has started to train barbers "on chronic issue...

Globes

Danny Zaken

8 January 2021

Israel

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A collaboration between Israel's Ministry of Health and pharmaceutical company Pfizer has resulted in the country receiving thousands of COVID-19 vaccination doses. In return, the country is collecting and delivering ...

NPR

Yuki Noguchi

7 January 2021

West Virginia, United States

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West Virginia managed to deliver approximately 90% of the COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated to the state within a week by "charting its own path to vaccine distribution." Rather than rely on chain stores as part of the...

The New York Times

John Florio

Ouisie Shapiro

18 December 2020

New York, New York, United States

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When a smallpox outbreak was deemed to be a likelihood in New York City in 1947, the city’s health commissioner rapidly launched a vaccination campaign that leveraged internal collaboration, consistent and transparent...

KXAN-TV

Laney Valian

15 December 2020

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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High school students at Somerset High School in San Antonio, Texas get tested every week for COVID-19. The method is called “assurance testing,” and is a way to target “silent spreaders,” people who have COVID who don...

Slate

Mary Harris

10 December 2020

Talika, Oklahoma, United States

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Leaders from the Cherokee Nation have been praised for their success in containing the coronavirus pandemic through aggressive and rapid actions. A key component to that success has been the Cherokee Nation's private ...

Africa in Fact

Andrew Panton

9 December 2020

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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A failed response to the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has helped prepare the country's government and health officials to respond more successfully to the coronavirus pandemic and other public...

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