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The Local

Clare Speak

30 May 2020

Italy

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The Italian government's attempt to assuage the financial fallout of the pandemic on small businesses, freelance workers, and the self-employed did not achieve the desired results despite the enormous size of the aid ...

Equal Times

Oscar Espinosa

Laura Fornell

29 May 2020

Kerala, India

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The local government in Kerala implemented swift and aggressive measures to contain the coronavirus, within three days of learning that China was experiencing an outbreak. The success of the state is largely due to th...

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Antonio Capalandanda

29 May 2020

South Africa

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South Africa took decisive steps to contain the spread of Covid-19, including closing borders, requiring strict social distancing, and making screening and testing available nationwide. The lock-down, however, made ci...

The Marshall Project

Simone Weichselbaum

Jamiles Lartey

28 May 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The Minneapolis Police Department’s repeated failures to reform a broken police-discipline system underscore the lack of public trust that exploded in local and nationwide protests after an officer with a troubled rec...

Nigeria Health Watch

Olufemi Omotayo

Agnes Udosen

26 May 2020

Lagos State, Nigeria

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Nigeria’s annual maternal death count has been associated with non-traditional birthing methods, which has led local officials in Lagos State to explore ways to improve the quality of the primary health care delivery ...

The Local

Catherine Edwards

20 May 2020

Sweden

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Sweden’s refusal to enact strict lockdown rules turned out to be far from an unqualified success, but in both its failures and modest benefits it offers lessons on managing through a pandemic while minimizing economic...

NPR

Ricci Shryock

17 May 2020

Dakar, Senegal

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Senegal's success thus far in keeping coronavirus cases at manageable levels is due largely in part to a prioritization of increasing the number of beds available for COVID-19 patients. After years of running epidemic...

KXAN-TV

Josh Hinkle

17 May 2020

Lubbock, Texas, United States

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Experts, advocates, and lawmakers are working within the Texas prison system to help individuals experiencing incarceration access mental health care. A promising practice has been the use of telepsychiatry, or virtua...

KXAN-TV

David Barer

17 May 2020

Texas, United States

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In Texas, legislators and advocates are working to address mental health concerns for individuals entering or in the criminal justice system. For those already in jail, telepsychiatry is being offered to help rehabili...

The Huffington Post

Ryan J. Reilly

15 May 2020

San Pedro, California, United States

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By rapidly instituting mandatory testing of all inmates at a covid-19-stricken federal prison and segregating ill inmates, authorities reduced the number of new infections within weeks. At one point, nearly 70% of the...

BBC

Anna Jones

15 May 2020

Vietnam

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Vietnam's approach to handling the Covid-19 pandemic prioritized prevention over eradication which, so far, has helped the country avoid virus-caused deaths. Although the restriction in places, such as quarantine faci...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

15 May 2020

Pennsylvania, United States

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Governor Gavin Newsome in California ordered vote-from-home ballots be sent to all registered voters for the November 2020 election due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While some states allow people to vote by mail for any ...

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

13 May 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, attention is starting to shift toward reopening and recovery. Looking to healthcare professionals as models for doing so can help. A five-part strategy, te...

PBS NewsHour

Christopher Booker

10 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Adaptations made as Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City during the COVID-19 outbreak to keep health care workers and patients safe are now being used as a blueprint for how to prepare for future health care crises. ...

The Marshall Project

Alysia Santo

Elaine McMillion Sheldon

6 May 2020

Wetumpka, Alabama, United States

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Alabama’s Tutwiler Prison for women, once found to be one of the worst prisons for women in the country, has undergone major reforms to change its once-abusive culture. A key part of this has been a focus on pregnant ...

Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

5 May 2020

Johannesburg, Central African Republic

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To contain the coronavirus and reopen the economy, state governments throughout the United States are implementing public health lessons that were learned in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak. Although the two out...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

4 May 2020

Virginia, United States

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A solar workgroup in Virginia is inviting developers to present information on the best ways to build solar and battery storage projects for the region; a new approach they are taking after previous failures in gettin...

The Washington Post

Jada Yuan

2 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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When New York hospitals became overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, the military deployed and staffed a Navy hospital ship and built a military field hospital in a nearby convention center to help with the caseload. Al...

Al Jazeera

Nicolas Haque

28 April 2020

Dakar, Senegal

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Senegal has largely been able to keep the coronavirus outbreak at manageable levels thanks to early detection strategies and the reliance on local research. Crediting lessons learned from past communicable disease out...

The Current

Christiaan Mader

27 April 2020

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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Having learned from failures during the 1980s AIDS epidemic, an outreach center in Louisiana was uniquely prepared to take preventative measures as the coronavirus outbreak spread, and so far, the efforts have worked....

BBC

Harriet Constable

26 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Major populated cities such as New York and London were once regarded as "death traps," but a series of deadly outbreaks led to structural changes that worked to improve the public health outcomes for those living the...

Carnegie Europe

Renaud Thillaye

26 April 2020

France

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The Grand Débat, or Great Debate, provided channels for the public to voice their opinions regarding public policy and decision-making. It resulted in almost 2 million online suggestions, 10,000 local meetings, 16,000...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rory Linnane

Daphne Chen

24 April 2020

West Allis, Wisconsin, United States

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After the coronavirus outbreak devastated a nursing home in Wisconsin unbeknownst to the residents' family members and the public, advocates and lawmakers called for more transparency from the facility. The agency, jo...

Better News

Michael Kilian

23 April 2020

Rochester, New York, United States

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After learning that communities of color were virtually “invisible” in local media coverage, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle formed working groups and reached out to community partners to better understand their ...

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Nina Feldman

23 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, volunteers with the University of Pennsylvania have launched a small-scale effort in contact tracing, a method in which disease detectives track and monitor the interactions and movements of known inf...

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