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Spectrum News 1 Ohio

Molly Martinez

20 March 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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In Ohio, courts have had to make major adjustments to stay safe from the COVID19 pandemic. These adjustments include being open for only essential purposes, using technology to reduce interpersonal interactions, and l...

Foreign Affairs

Jaron Lanier

E. Glen Weyl

20 March 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan has gone largely unscathed thus far by the coronavirus, showing that their methodology of relying on civic technology has merit to be a model for other countries. Through a combination of "community initiatives...

The Straits Times

Chang May Choon

19 March 2020

South Korea

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South Korea has turned to creative measures to help contain the coronavirus pandemic, including setting up drive-through clinics sites and launching a mobile app for foreigners to monitor their health. The 50 differen...

My London

Ian Molyneaux

19 March 2020

Taiwan

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While some places such as the United Kingdom and London struggle to slow the spread of coronavirus, other countries such as China, South Korea, and Taiwan, have managed to contain the virus through fast-acting governm...

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...

Bloomberg CityLab

Sarah Holder

17 March 2020

United States

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#StayAtHome has become a common hashtag in the fight against coronavirus. For those facing homelessness or evictions, this mantra is harder to follow. Cities are introducing new legislation to temporarily ban eviction...

Science Magazine

Dennis Normile

17 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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As many countries grapple with the best way to contain the spread of coronavirus, South Korea has risen as an example of what a successful approach could look like. The country has among the highest rates of per-capit...

Bloomberg CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

17 March 2020

Norway

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The Norwegian government has banned residents from retreating to their rural, vacation homes as they self-isolate during the COVID19 pandemic. Those that do will face a nearly $2,000 fine, or 15 days in jail. This ban...

CNET

Alfred Ng

17 March 2020

United States

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Many are looking to in-person voting alternatives already used on smaller scales to address the challenges of holding an election during the Covid-19 pandemic. Online or mobile app voting is allowed on a limited basis...

Business Insider

Isaac Scher

17 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

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Taiwan has been able to contain the spread of the coronavirus by implementing rapid intervention strategies and protocols from the onset of the public health crisis. Relying on "public-health infrastructure and data a...

The Diplomat

Trien Vinh Le

Huy Quynh Nguyen

17 March 2020

Vietnam

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China has seen success in containing the coronavirus through strict governmental oversight but when the virus made its way to Vietnam – a country with similar rule – the government enacted more transparent approaches ...

The Washington Post

Ishaan Tharoor

17 March 2020

South Korea

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Unlike the United States, South Korea has seen rapid success in slowing the spread of coronavirus by implementing widespread testing protocols and increasing transparency. Instead of government officials giving update...

The New York Times

Hannah Beech

17 March 2020

Singapore

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Singapore among several other countries have been able to contain coronavirus by working to stay ahead of the spread, rather than confront the spread as it happens. Using strategies – some partially built after learni...

Financial Times

Kathrin Hille

Edward White

16 March 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan all implemented similar comprehensive public health emergency plans that successfully reduced the spread of coronavirus in each region. Although each country used t...

Washington Monthly

Eric Cortellessa

16 March 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic swept the nation at a time when many would be going to polling stations to cast their votes in primary elections, but vote-at-home practices are providing a solution for this civic inconvenien...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Will Doig

16 March 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan has emerged as an outlier in the fight to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, having not imposed strict or aggressive containment strategies, yet still seeing few cases reported. The country's success is li...

ProPublica

Lisa Song

15 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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South Korea is emerging as a model for many countries battling the spread of coronavirus, thanks to the country's quick response to initiate widespread testing and contact tracing methodology. Having learned from what...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

Teresa Watanabe

14 March 2020

California, United States

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In response to the nationwide deficit of coronavirus tests, colleges in the University of California system are developing their own tests. These tests are increasing the state's capacity for identifying infected resi...

NPR

Anthony Kuhn

13 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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Widespread and efficient drive-through test centers have been part of the reason that South Korea has been successful in limiting the spread of COVID-19. South Korea has had a previous disastrous experience with the 2...

NPR

Jason Beaubien

12 March 2020

Singapore

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As countries respond in different ways to the COVID19 pandemic, those with systematic government approaches have proven to be strongest thus far. Places like Hong Kong and Singapore created immediate systems for testi...

CNN

Julia Hollingsworth

Sophie Jeong

Ivan Watson

12 March 2020

South Korea

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3-5 Minutes

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South Korean molecular biotech company, Seegene, created, tested, and received approval for a COVID19 test kit in just three weeks. Using a supercomputer’s big data system and taking advantage of the Disease Control &...

NPR

Anthony Kuhn

12 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

Radio

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South Korea has had an extremely effective response to the coronavirus because of its fast and widespread use of testing. There are now drive-through tests available where people recommended by their doctor can take a...

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...

The Guardian

Justin McCurry

11 March 2020

Singapore

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As countries around the world work to slow the spread of coronavirus, several places including Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Macau have reported success from a handful of methods. Mass testing is a co...

Quartz

Michael J. Coren

11 March 2020

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, social distancing is being implemented due to its proven success with helping to drastically slow the spread of the Spanish flu in St. Louis Missouri. In a comparis...

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