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WBBM-TV

Dorothy Tucker

27 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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For smaller clinics in the midwest, taking extra precautions against COVID19 while still serving patients has led to creative solutions. For the Midwest Express Clinics, they’re keeping certain locations open for COVI...

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...

Texas Monthly

Dan Solomon

Paula Forbes

26 March 2020

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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With experience from past regional disasters and supply-chain disruptions, supermarket chain H-E-B faced the coronavirus chaos with calm preparation, ensuring employees and management act quickly to mitigate their los...

MassLive

Scott J. Croteau

26 March 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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As communities work to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the risk for emergency responders to contract the illness is high; but in Massachusetts, departments are putting new practices and plans into place to address t...

FastCompany

Lilly Smith

26 March 2020

Hubei Province, China

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To keep the doctor-patient contact at a minimum during the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals in China and Thailand are using human-like robots to perform basic medical tasks. The use of robots doesn't just help to keep ...

OneZero

Dave Gershgorn

26 March 2020

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Medical professionals are facing mass shortages of personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic, so people with 3D printers are helping to produce alternatives. In New York, one company is using a GoFun...

Wired

Tom Simonite

26 March 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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A group of engineers in Madison, Wisconsin designed a face shield using materials and machines that were capable of producing mass quantities of the shields for hospitals. The design is now open-source and accessible ...

FastCompany

Talib Visram

26 March 2020

United States

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Dozens of tech-focused volunteers have come together to create Project N95, a personal protective equipment clearinghouse meant to connect health institutions in need of equipment like masks with suppliers around the ...

Business Insider

Mary Hanbury

26 March 2020

United States

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Crocs are ideal footwear for healthcare workers because they are easy to disinfect and easy on the feet. To do their part in the fight against the coronavirus, Crocs is donating over 10,000 pairs of shoes online to th...

Chicago Magazine

Ghazala Irshad

26 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Many Chicago distilleries are utilizing their abundance of high-proof alcohol to create hand sanitizer to fill a gap in the market due to the coronavirus pandemic. While a portion of the product is being donated to fi...

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...

CNN

Harmeet Kaur

Tami Luhby

24 March 2020

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

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As the shortage of personal protective equipment continues amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, homemade masks are becoming an increasingly important option. While N-95 masks are preferable over homemade cotton masks, hospit...

The Hankyoreh

Suh Hye-mi

24 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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Drive-through clinics have already been proven to be effective, but now South Korea has successfully implemented "walk-in" clinics. They consist of a phone-booth-sized enclosure in which a clinician can insert their h...

The Temple News

Colin Evans

24 March 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Pennsylvania, students at Temple University are volunteering their skills to help in the fight against COVID-19, even beyond social distancing compliance. Students are putting their majors to use, whether it's thro...

Christian Science Monitor

Tammy Webber

Dee-Ann Durbin

Anne D'Innocenzio

24 March 2020

Washington, Indiana, United States

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Community members across the world are working to make homemade masks to help healthcare workers who are facing shortages. In some cases, one person's efforts have balooned into community-wide initiatives, as people u...

The New York Times

Haley Willis

Robin Stein

Natalie Reneau

Drew Jordan

24 March 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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As personal protective equipment becomes increasingly hard to find, university labs, engineers, and individuals are taking part in a crowdsourced effort to create alternatives. Although their 3D designs and repurposed...

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 ...

LAist

Josie Huang

22 March 2020

Santa Clarita, California, United States

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As medical professionals grapple with mask shortages as cases of COVID-19 overwhelm hospitals throughout the U.S., community members are trying to be part of the solution by sewing masks that healthcare workers can us...

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

21 March 2020

Hong Kong

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Hong Kong and Singapore are being looked to as potential models of how to contain the coronavirus pandemic, but they also offer lessons about how to keep the frontline health care providers safe during an outbreak as ...

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

20 March 2020

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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As hospitals are forced to reuse protective masks during the coronavirus pandemic, researchers at the University of Nebraska are finding ways to decontaminate the masks, including with ultraviolet light.

South China Morning Post

Zinnia Lee

19 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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To prevent the transmission of coronavirus to medical professionals and other patients, a hospital in Seoul has started using a make-shift phone booth approach to administering tests. Within seven minutes, doctors are...

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...

NPR

Jon Hamilton

8 March 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Health care workers at the University of Washington are now able to get tested for coronavirus via a drive-through. Providing both convenience and safety by limiting exposure of the potentially ill, the test only take...

CNN

Sophie Jeong

Ivan Watson

3 March 2020

Goyang, South Korea

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To limit exposure during coronavirus testing, South Korea began piloting drive-thru test sites that allow those being tested to remain in their cars. The drive-thru, which sends results to the patient via text message...

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