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BBC

Ed Butler

22 October 2020

Switzerland

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Contact tracing apps have received a lot of attention since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, but researchers caution they should be used in conjunction with other tactics and not be relied on to help on their ow...

The Verge

Nicole Wetsman

19 October 2020

United States

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The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the health impacts it may have for different people prompted doctors from across the U.S. to create a national patient database to better study and understand how the virus int...

Vox

Julia Belluz

14 October 2020

Germany

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A combination of luck, learning, local responses, and listening has kept Germany's coronavirus cases manageable, even as the pandemic continues to impact much of the world. In particular, the ability to enact decentra...

U.S. News & World Report

Deidre McPhillips

7 October 2020

Minnesota, United States

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In Minnesota, tribal leaders from the Band of Chippewa Indians worked closely with state officials at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to implement measures that would reduce the impact of the pandemic in their c...

U.S. News & World Report

Devon Haynie

7 October 2020

Fond du Lac Reservation, Minnesota, United States

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Leaders of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Minnesota acted early and aggressively when the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping the nation, and so far, it has appeared to have helped the region to kee...

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...

The Boston Globe

Julia Sklar

26 September 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A volunteer organization is helping to address a language barrier as it pertains to COVID-19 by translating and distributing public health information in the native languages of tribes. Although this is not as simple ...

Wall Street Journal

Dasl Yoon

Timothy W. Martin

25 September 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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Despite never mandating a lockdown, South Korea has been able to better control the spread of COVID-19 as compared to other countries of similar economic and development status. Focusing on information management and ...

Financial Times

Richard Milne

23 September 2020

Finland

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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 Boulder Monitor

Keith Hammonds

15 September 2020

Teton County, Montana, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic complicated matters for local government, the Teton County public health office devised a process to enact state mandate that was effective, transparent, and led to rational decision-maki...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Wilfred C. Alik

11 September 2020

Hawaii, United States

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Pacific Islander communities in Hawaii have formed their own Covid-19 task forces to stop the virus’ spread, rather than wait for the government to respond. Despite a lack of resources, the task forces conduct communi...

WCNC-TV

Nate Morabito

David Boraks

11 September 2020

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Health officials in North Carolina have shown that contact tracing can successfully identify those who have been exposed to COVID-19. The efforts of the contact tracers in one county resulted in 35 people being quaran...

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...

Sahan Journal

Joey Peters

2 September 2020

Minnesota, United States

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To extend aid to the Minnesotans most vulnerable to the coronavirus, state and local health departments, backed by $4 million in state funding and by community groups' on-the-ground help, conducted an extensive campai...

NPR

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Steve Inskeep

28 August 2020

Kansas, United States

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The National Education Association has launched a school-focused COVID-19 case tracker in the U.S., all thank to the efforts of a Kansas theater teacher. Alisha Morris started with an excel sheet and took to online se...

Yes! Magazine

Tamara E. Holmes

26 August 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee was one of the first U.S. cities to show that communities of color were disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic because of a framework that had been established and implemented after the city...

The City

Anastassia Gliadkovskaya

24 August 2020

New York, New York, United States

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In the run-up to the start of the 2020-21 school year, New York City Health + Hospitals ran COVID testing sites that each were supposed to provide telephone links to language interpreters in more than 200 languages. M...

The Land

Conor Morris

17 August 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Health officials and Cleveland homeless shelters are working together to prevent a coronavirus outbreak among those who are experiencing homelessness. Mass testing, separate areas for the already tested and those yet ...

Wired

Sirin Kale

14 August 2020

United Kingdom

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Logically is a fact-checking app that combines AI technology and human research to assess and label the truthfulness of news articles. The app has about 20,000 users after a soft launch in the UK, with a full launch p...

Malheur Enterprise

Pat Caldwell

13 August 2020

Wheeler County, Oregon, United States

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Several rural counties in Oregon and Idaho have managed to slow the spread of the coronavirus through early intervention strategies and community compliance. Although the low population and rural nature of the regions...

CNBC

Christina Farr

8 August 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco has reported thousands of cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, but public health experts believe it could have been far worse had the city not implemented early protocols and procedures. An...

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 New Yorker

Bill McKibben

28 July 2020

Vermont, United States

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Vermont has seen very few cases of COVID-19 compared to its neighboring states after implementing early preparedness protocols. While part of the success could be due to the small and homogeneous population of the sta...

Forbes

Madhukar Pai

26 July 2020

Kerala, India

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Malaysia and India's Kerala state share a set of positive attributes that helped them contain COVID-19 outbreaks, including early and aggressive responses based on a trust in science, clear public communications, and ...

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