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Emily Nonko

13 May 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a project called Fill the Walls With Hope has come together, pairing public art with hyper-local information. The initiative, which has collaborated with various local organizations, came together as ...

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Carolyn Thompson

11 May 2020

South Sudan

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To tell the stories of victims of forced displacement, property destruction, and occupation in South Sudan, a team of journalists devised a phone survey to gauge the extent of the problem. By surveying hard-to-reach p...

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Laura Bicker

10 May 2020

South Korea

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South Korea has effectively crushed the curve in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by using extensive tracking and tracing on its citizens. Using a combination of GPS tracking, monitoring CCTV footage, and even ...

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Rowan Philp

7 May 2020

Wuhan, China

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Four Corners television produced a documentary about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China that uses footage filmed by residents. The clips, which show people with the virus being taken by police and bodies left on...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Heather May

4 May 2020

Utah, United States

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In an effort to stem drug and substance abuse, Utah's Salt Lake City county is reaching out proactively to parents with courses and parenting programs. By arming parents with the tools to talk with their children and ...

Bangor Daily News

Caitlin Andrews

2 May 2020

Maine, United States

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Contact tracing of the novel coronavirus is helping Maine slowly and safely reopen after lockdown by tracking the spread of the virus and mitigating risk of those who may have been exposed. In order to effectively con...

The Guardian

Trang Bui

1 May 2020

Vietnam

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Although Vietnam had a limited ability to treat coronavirus patients due to lack of treatment infrastructures, the country has been able to keep their case count low by implementing aggressive testing, contact tracing...

The New York Times

Richard Parker

1 May 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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As New Mexico's former state health secretary, Governor Lujan Grisham did not waste any time implementing aggressive and restrictive measures in the state to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Acutely aware that th...

The New Yorker

Charles Duhigg

26 April 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In responding to the coronavirus outbreak, Washington State stands in direct contrast to New York in how local governments responded. While New York relied on direction from politicians, Washington State looked to pub...

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...

The New York Times

Damien Cave

24 April 2020

Sydney, Australia

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With the goal of containing the spread of Covid-19, the national governments in Australia and New Zealand took an approach that was predicated on letting public health experts take the lead. Although this approach – w...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Tom Perkins

24 April 2020

Michigan, United States

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Voters Not Politicians (VPN) is a grassroots initiative that, with the help over 4,000 volunteers who knocked on 125,000 doors and canvassed at public events, collected the 400,000 signatures needed to get an anti-ger...

Business Insider

Hiatt Woods

23 April 2020

Singapore

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When it comes to containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many experts point to contact tracing, in which disease detectives track and monitor the interactions and movements of known infected people, as the key...

The Guardian

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Nikhita Chulani

23 April 2020

South Korea

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South Korea took early and aggressive measures to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic, and the country has now been able to successfully declare that they've flattened the curve of reported cases. The combined strategy ...

BBC

Megan Janetsky

Victoria Stunt

20 April 2020

Guatemala

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The group, Promoters of Migrant Liberation, provides translation of indigenous Guatemalan, Maya, Mexican, and Afro-Caribbean languages for migrants in US detention centers. They help translate right from detention, th...

U.S. News & World Report

Sarah Toth Stub

20 April 2020

Jerusalem, Israel

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The use of mobile phone technology can aid in contact tracing and the collection of public health data. In Israel, the government’s use of GPS phone locations to trace cases of COVID-19 raised scrutiny regarding priva...

The Reader

Chris Bowling

20 April 2020

Douglas County, Nebraska, United States

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Douglas County in Nebraska is so far the only county to record the race and ethnicity of anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, and that's due in large part to how the Douglas County Health Department has been conduc...

Anchorage Daily News

Michelle Theriault Boots

17 April 2020

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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In an effort to contain the coronavirus, Alaska nurses are stepping in as "contact tracers," as a means of investigating who should be quarantined or tested. The initiative has been credited for helping keep Alaska's ...

The New Yorker

Max S. Kim

17 April 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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In South Korea, the government has launched a program of contact tracing, in which disease detectives track and monitor the interactions and movements of known infected people, which many observers are hailing as the ...

NPR

Michael Sullivan

16 April 2020

Vietnam

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Vietnam has been praised for their collective response to containing coronavirus which was predicated on early and aggressive action and applying lessons learned from earlier communicable disease outbreaks. Although t...

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Oscar Perry Abello

14 April 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An online tool called Mighty serves as a “Tripadvisor” for banks, connecting users with publicly-available data on how banks across the United States use their money so that they can make informed decisions when it co...

Los Angeles Times

Melissa Etehad

14 April 2020

Ely, Nevada, United States

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Local radio station, KDSS-FM in Ely, Nevada is filling information needs with crucial COVID-19 related updates. Located in a region with no local TV station and just a once-a-week newspaper, the daily broadcast, which...

Deseret News

Lois M. Collins

11 April 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Contact tracing, the act of identifying the people that someone infected with COVID-19 has come into contact with to reduce transmission, is front and center for Salt Lake City County’s Infectious Disease and Epidemio...

Los Angeles Times

Alejandra Reyes-Velarde

10 April 2020

California, United States

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, people are turning to social media to share their stories and find communities. With a flood of misinformation online and mixed messaging from government leaders, many are docume...

NDTV (New Delhi TV)

Jagmeet Singh

3 April 2020

India

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As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, another kind of pandemic spreads alongside it, one of misinformation and fake news. But Wikipedia, which has 300 times more traffic than the Indian government's website, is working to...

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