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FastCompany

Adele Peters

24 March 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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A new urban planning tool called Urban Footprint is helping governments to map out their most vulnerable neighborhoods and populations. Originally designed in 2018 to help city planners make sense of large data sets a...

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Evan Nicole Brown

24 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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As hospitals around the world run dangerously low or completely out of personal medical equipment like protective masks, one company has developed a recyclable nano-fiber filter that can fit inside surgical masks, whi...

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

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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...

Focus Taiwan

Wang Chao-yu

Chung Jung-feng

Matthew Mazzetta

24 March 2020

New Taipei, Taiwan

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When people in Taiwan began to panic buy face masks in response to the spread of the coronavirus, the government intervened and took control of production protocols. Recruiting technicians from a variety of background...

The New York Times

Haley Willis

Robin Stein

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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...

San Francisco Public Press

Sam Lew

23 March 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the Bay Area of California, organizations are repurposing their work and personal spaces to act as DIY pop-up hand sanitizer factories during the coronavirus pandemic. From donating the product to homeless shelters...

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Brittany Schock

22 March 2020

Galion, Ohio, United States

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Six months ago, a distillery in Ohio had the idea to start making hand sanitizer on-site, but because of the rapid spread of the coronavirus and the FDA changing regulations, the business has now fast-tracked the idea...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

22 March 2020

China

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Countries that have more recently fought against communicable and infectious disease outbreaks, such as China, are offering lessons about potential ways to slow the spread of COVID-19. Stricter and more efficient guid...

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 ...

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Clark Fouraker

20 March 2020

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Because they have the appropriate ingredients and facilities, Deep Ellum Distillery is making hand santizer and offering it for free to anyone who needs it. They are also endorsing people to order food to-go in order ...

KGWN-TV

Aaron Brown

20 March 2020

Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States

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A Cheyenne distillery named Chronicles Distilling is one of several companies across the city that are repurposing their services to suit the needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are using their distillery to make han...

VT Digger

Ellie French

19 March 2020

Warren, Vermont, United States

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Distilleries and pharmacies in Vermont have begun making hand sanitizer, in order to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Although this does take away from the typical function of the businesses and doesn't re...

CBC

Vik Adhopia

19 March 2020

Taiwan

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Although Taiwan and Canada saw the beginning of coronavirus outbreaks within days of each other, Taiwan has been able to better contain the spread. Using tactics such as integrating "its health insurance database with...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

18 March 2020

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Drive-through coronavirus testing sites aren't just safer for all involved, they're also more efficient. Although the limited exposure to hospital personnel and other patients is critical for slowing the spread, drive...

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...

Associated Press

Lisa Rathke

Michael Rubinkam

17 March 2020

New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, United States

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Several distilleries across the U.S. are shifting gears from producing beer to instead producing hand sanitizer to play a part in addressing the coronavirus pandemic. Combatting the shortage of the product, while also...

The Sydney Morning Herald

Ben Hurley

16 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

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In Taiwan, a combination of "early intervention and a well-oiled command structure" have helped to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Measures such a public health hotline, temperature check points, enhanced hygi...

WRAL-TV

Cullen Browder

Sarah Krueger

16 March 2020

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Testing for the coronavirus has been limited in much of the United States, but in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the Clinical Molecular Microbiology Laboratory at the UNC School of Medicine is helping to fill the void. ...

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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...

Garden & Gun

Caroline Sanders

13 March 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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As restaurants look at a myriad of ways to enhance the cleanliness of their businesses in light of the coronavirus pandemic, a distillery in North Carolina chose to shift their focus from gin-making to making and dist...

The New York Times

Damien Cave

12 March 2020

Sydney, Australia

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As the United States struggles to test all citizens exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, Australia and Canada are offering lessons about best practices for preparing for a pandemic. Having learned from previous outbrea...

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...

KARE-TV

Jennifer Austin

18 February 2020

Maplewood, Minnesota, United States

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The company 3M is working at full capacity to produce as many N85 masks as possible to send to healthcare workers across the nation. They wouldn't give specific numbers but say that production has increased at all of ...

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