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Wall Street Journal

Dasl Yoon

Timothy W. Martin

19 March 2020

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After witnessing chaos during the MERS outbreak, South Korea immediately began implementing measures to avoid disaster should another public health crisis occur. Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts much of the world...

Washington Post

Simon Denyer

Shibani Mahtani

18 March 2020

South Korea

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As much of Europe and the United States are still in the early stages of trying to contain the coronavirus, countries in Asia offer several lessons in mitigation strategies. Rapid government intervention and regulatio...

Newsy

Zach Toombs

18 March 2020

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Enacting social distancing and mass closures of schools, businesses, and other industries during the times of virus outbreaks has been shown to slow the waves of infection, as first witnessed during the era of the Spa...

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...

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 ...

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 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...

EURACTIV

Andrés Sánchez Braun

16 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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Weeks before the coronavirus outbreak was declared to be a pandemic, Seoul, and other parts of South Korea set into motion a combination of "prevention and mitigation programs" that are now being touted as lessons for...

Wall Street Journal

Margherita Stancati

16 March 2020

Codogno, Italy

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Despite the devastation Italy has seen from the coronavirus pandemic, the town of Codogno has been able to largely avoid the same fate. Crediting immediate "drastic containment measures," that went into effect after t...

Wall Street Journal

Dasl Yoon

Timothy W. Martin

16 March 2020

South Korea

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The testing efficiency and protocols implemented in South Korea to slow the spread of coronavirus have proven to be successful, with the latest reports of the country showing that reports of cases have leveled off. Co...

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...

The New York Times

Benjamin J. Cowling

Wey Wen Lim

13 March 2020

Singapore

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Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong have each shown success with slowing the pace of the coronavirus outbreak due in part from learning lessons during the 2002 SARS outbreak. Combining different approaches to social dist...

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...

The New York Times

Michael Barbaro

12 March 2020

China

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The United States and Italy have been playing catch up in the mitigation of the coronavirus pandemic and were resistant to implementing social distancing, while other countries took more aggressive approaches. Now bot...

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...

Washington Post

Josh Rogin

11 March 2020

South Korea

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While many countries are struggling to control the spread of the recent coronavirus outbreak, South Korea has reported a decline in daily caseloads due to their rapid and comprehensive response. By expanding testing s...

STAT

Helen Branswell

11 March 2020

China

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As countries scramble to figure out how to stop the coronavirus outbreak, China is an example of how unprecedented measures to self-quarantine and self-distancing measures can work to slow transmission rates. Commonly...

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...

Vox

Kelsey Piper

10 March 2020

Taiwan

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Situated less than 90 miles from China, the coronavirus outbreak could have been critical in Taiwan, but the country's proactive measures helped to stave off the worst of the disease. Having learned from SARS epidemic...

Nikkei Asian Review

Kentaro Iwamoto

8 March 2020

Singapore

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Although many hesitate to applaud Singapore's efforts in containing the coronavirus pandemic due to the aggressive measures taken, the country's methodology has shown success. Based on "scientific knowledge, empirical...

Business Insider

Aria Bendix

5 March 2020

South Korea

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South Korea's nationwide coronavirus testing measures are showing that the death rate for the virus may not be as high as initially reported while also offering lessons to other countries about the best practices for ...

Voice of America (VOA)

Ralph Jennings

4 March 2020

Taiwan

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Because of drastic and proactive steps, Taiwan has been able to keep their number of positive COVID19 cases low. Preemptive actions like stopping flights from China and an early stimulus bill has helped the country ge...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jason Strother

3 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

Radio

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In order to effectively manage the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea, government officials have stepped in by increasing transparency, subsidizing home medical equipment such as face masks, and rapidly distributing ...

Fortune

Philip J. Heijmans

28 February 2020

Singapore

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Singapore has seemingly been able to contain the coronavirus outbreak by relying on quick actions taken by the government and lessons learned from both the SARS and H1N1 outbreaks that impacted the region years ago. W...

Half Moon Bay Review

Libby Leyden

12 February 2020

Half Moon Bay, California, United States

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California coastal towns address homelessness by supporting individuals who live on their boats - and those who want to move back to land. While many counties destroy or condemn boats that have been anchored long-term...

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