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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Matt Field

26 May 2020

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Princeton University's Empirical Studies of Conflict Project launched a tracking effort to document COVID-19 disinformation worldwide. Created by a network of students tapping into fact-checking sites and other social...

Next City

Brianna Baker

30 April 2020

Metuchen, New Jersey, United States

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In order to keep local farms and businesses afloat, the Metuchen Farmers Market in North Jersey went virtual. Volunteers for the market enlisted the help of the Canada-based Local Line to build the market's platform, ...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

29 April 2020

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States

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A new initiative at St. John’s Health in Wyoming aimed at bettering people's health while saving the hospital money by combining wellness services with behavioral programs has shown promise but was put on hold due to ...

Yes! Magazine

Austin Price

Martin do Nascimento

29 April 2020

Antioch, California, United States

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A Californian "food rescue" nonprofit called White Pony Express is shifting their usual processes to alleviate food insecurity to accomodate the change that COVID-19 has brought to their distribution systems. The grou...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

27 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Across Philadelphia, people are turning to seeds to source their food instead of grocery stores and supply chains, which have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia is home to the Cooperative Gardens Co...

NJ Spotlight

Lilo H. Stainton

23 April 2020

New Jersey, United States

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In New Jersey, the Army Reserve has put together task forces to help local hospitals in the fight against COVID-19. These task forces, called Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force units, are made up of soldiers traine...

The New York Times

Chris Berdik

23 April 2020

United States

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Schools across the United States are patching together solutions in the aftermath of the mass migration to online learning brought on by COVID-19. Wi-Fi hotspots, webinars with parents, and office hours are the new no...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

23 April 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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As the Ramadan season begins, Muslim communities around the world are making adjustments to how they observe it in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Minneapolis, the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is broadcasting th...

Southerly

Austyn Gaffney

23 April 2020

Tennessee, United States

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In Tennessee and Kentucky, rural coal communities are drawing on their decades-old networks of mutual aid to protect coal miners from COVID-19. At the legislative level, the National Black Lung Association and other A...

Bloomberg CityLab

Laura Bliss

23 April 2020

United States

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The research field has often been siloed, with each discipline focusing on its own lane, but in the wake of COVID0-19 the shift toward interdisciplinary research is happening – and proving necessary. Often incentivize...

KUNM

David Greene

22 April 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

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After learning that doctors weren't going home after their shifts for fear of possibly transmitting the coronavirus to their families, a Louisiana hotellier began offering free rooms to medical workers. While the prac...

Washingtonian

Anna Spiegel

21 April 2020

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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A restaurant relief effort called the Power of 10 Initiative aims to support a devastated hospitality industry. The project raises $10,000 a week to support 10 full-time jobs at small restaurants, who then provide 1,0...

Richland Source

Katie Ellington

21 April 2020

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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To better address the increased likelihood of people experiencing stress and anxiety due to the coronavirus pandemic, Richland County mental health providers have launched a hotline for children and families to call f...

WUFT-PBS

Nicole Bowen

20 April 2020

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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Altavian, a Gainesville, Florida based engineering company has figured out how to mass produce reusable N95 masks for healthcare workers using 3D printing technology. The mask – crucial in protecting healthcare worker...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Delaney White

Dylan Simard

20 April 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Nurses from Phoenix’s Banner-University Medical Center volunteered to travel to Greeley, Colorado, which has been hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic. Seeing twice the number of fatalities, Banner Health – because of ...

Scientific American

Sophie Bushwick

20 April 2020

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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As U.S. hospitals face a shortage of personal protective equipment during the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, creatives and engineers across the nation have begun a DIY movement to help create back up surgical masks. ...

Los Angeles Times

Doug Smith

18 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, the city-led effort, Project Roomkey, is working to get 15,000 people experiencing homelessness into hotel rooms in the fight against COVID-19. Working with the LA Homeless Services Authority and state...

Buzzfeed

Nishita Jha

18 April 2020

New Delhi, India

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An app called Homeis was originally designed to be a social network for immigrant groups in the U.S., but during the coronavirus pandemic it has turned into a lifeline for many undocumented people whose fears of depor...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

17 April 2020

New Mexico, United States

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New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham was quick to start implementing measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, prior to the state reporting any cases. Although it's yet to be seen what the long term im...

Positive.News

Abby Young-Powell

17 April 2020

Berlin, Germany

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United We Stream (UWS) is a Berlin-based collaboration of nightlife businesses aiming to keep their businesses and club culture alive – and keep people entertained – during mandated closures because of COVID-19. With ...

CNN

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Henrik Pettersson

Natalie Croker

16 April 2020

Taiwan

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As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, we’re also learning lessons from one another. For instance, Taiwan’s ability to have a designated Central Epidemic Command Center helped to coordinate a comprehensive r...

Route Fifty

Kate Elizabeth Queram

15 April 2020

United States

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the strain on governments to acquire more physical resources like personal protective equipment, state and local governments have also been faced with a growing need for tech res...

Science Magazine

Linda Nordling

15 April 2020

South Africa

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Like countries around the world, South Africa imposed strict social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. After a few weeks, they’re seeing that slowdown happening and using it to build in additional saf...

The Guardian

Alex Hern

15 April 2020

United Kingdom

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By allowing volunteers to take part in the scientific task of ‘folding proteins’ while they're abiding by lockdown protocols during the coronavirus pandemic, the "world’s fastest traditional supercomputer" has been ac...

Positive.News

Emma Reynolds

15 April 2020

London, England, United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, a grassroots network called Scrub Hub is gathering groups of volunteers to sew scrubs for hospital workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The groups are self-organizing, raising money on their ...

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