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Foreign Affairs Magazine

Jaron Lanier

E. Glen Weyl

6 April 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...

CNN

Denise Royal

5 April 2020

California, United States

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Social connection and support are crucial for people in the Alcoholics Anonymous program, so the social distancing mandated by COVID-19 has been particularly stressful. To try to recreate the same atmosphere and safe ...

The New York Times

Benjamin Mueller

4 April 2020

London, United Kingdom

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Social distancing is as necessary to protect healthcare providers as it is anyone else, so primary care providers in the U.K. are begrudgingly making the move to telemedicine—meeting with and diagnosing patients over ...

The News Journal (Delaware Online)

Brittany Horn

3 April 2020

Delaware, United States

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In Delaware, doctors have turned to telehealth amidst the COVID19 pandemic to treat patients safely and remotely. Using systems called ChristianaCare and CarVio, doctors are monitoring more than 350 coronavirus-positi...

Washington Post

Julie Zauzmer

2 April 2020

United States

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As more individuals are hospitalized and in critical condition from COVID19, religious leaders are finding unique ways to connect. While the norm may be to be at bedsides, in this unprecedented time where that isn’t p...

SciDev.Net

Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade

2 April 2020

Sao Paulo, Brazil

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People normally think of healthcare workers are those on the frontline, but as it turns out workers who are involved post-mortem are also at risk. To minimize exposure, Brazil is using minimally invasive autopsy techn...

Chalkbeat

Laura Faith Kebede

1 April 2020

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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To reach kids who must stay at home as a result of the coronavirus and may not have access to reliable internet, teachers in Tennessee's Shelby County schools are recording easily accessible TV lessons.

The Believer

Lorraine Boissoneault

1 April 2020

Menominee, Wisconsin, United States

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Efforts are underway on the Menominee Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin to preserve the at-risk language of Menominee. That looks like conducting school entirely in Menominee, printing Menominee-language books, up...

CNN

Alicia Lee

1 April 2020

Texas, United States

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Doctors on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic are able to isolate themselves from their families to avoid possible transmission of the virus thanks to a Facebook group that helps match medical professionals wi...

Teen Vogue

Bridget Shirvell

1 April 2020

Manhattan, New York, United States

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To help senior citizens through the coronavirus pandemic, teens and young adults are teaching the older people in their communities how to utilize technology. From "using FaceTime, finding reputable news on Facebook, ...

CNBC

Noah Higgins-Dunn

1 April 2020

New York, United States

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To better trace the spread of coronavirus, Singapore and China have been using apps that collect data about citizens' whereabouts and let people know if they've potentially been in contact with someone who has been di...

STAT

Casey Ross

Rebecca Robbins

Erin Brodwin

31 March 2020

United States

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A variety of AI tools are being used by the healthcare industry to try to identify cases of coronavirus. Although it's not yet clear which will be most successful in doing so, tools such as automated chatboxes, algori...

WUSA-TV

Delia Goncalves

31 March 2020

College Park, Maryland, United States

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WIth supplies of masks for health workers running dangerously low around the United States, researchers at the University of Maryland have devised a way to sterilize disposable masks, as well as tocreate custom, reusa...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

30 March 2020

United States

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Kinsa thermometers connect wirelessly to a central database that has been used to track fevers across the United States during the COVID19 pandemic. The data that has been collected has shown that strict orders like b...

MLive.com

Caitlyn French

29 March 2020

Bay City, Michigan, United States

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With schools and libraries closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a librarian in Bay County, Michigan is turning to hosting a virtual storytime. Although this approach lacks some elements of the in-person storytime, ...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

28 March 2020

Italy

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As governments order lockdowns of cities and countries due to coronavirus concerns, many people are at risk for experiencing mental health issues such as loneliness and anxiety. To combat this, people are turning to t...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

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27 March 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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To address a shortage of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, community members have begun to take on the task of producing face masks for medical professionals. From sewing masks to creating...

The Christian Science Monitor

Harry Bruinius

27 March 2020

Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States

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Many religious institutions have to come up with creative ways to "congregate" amidst the coronavirus breakout and strict quarantine restrictions around the country. From drive-through confession to virtual Shabbat, c...

OneZero

Dave Gershgorn

26 March 2020

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Medical professionals are facing mass shortages of personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic, so people with 3D printers are helping to produce alternatives. In New York, one company is using a GoFun...

Wired

Tom Simonite

26 March 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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A group of engineers in Madison, Wisconsin designed a face shield using materials and machines that were capable of producing mass quantities of the shields for hospitals. The design is now open-source and accessible ...

Metromode

Kate Roff

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26 March 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Gyms nationwide have had to close due to the spread of COVID-19, but a yoga studio in Metro Detroit is turning to technology to help deliver classes to the community. With the practice of yoga is associated with stres...

Metromode

Kate Roff

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26 March 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Mutual aid at the grassroots level is about helping a neighbor in need, and this strategy has been spurred into action across the country in response to COVID-19. In Detroit, people rally across social media and techn...

KPRC-TV

Haley Hernandez

26 March 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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One positive side effect of the encouraged social distancing due to the novel coronavirus outbreak is the shift to telemedicine, specifically the chance to have therapy sessions over phone and video calls. At one heal...

The Information

Kevin McLaughlin

25 March 2020

United States

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As companies look to stay economically viable and responsive to customers during the coronavirus pandemic, many are beginning to turn to automation as a way to fill jobs that would have humans working too closely toge...

Columbia Journalism Review

Emily Sohn

24 March 2020

Oakland, California, United States

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The COVID Tracking Project is a grassroots, crowdsourced, publicly-accessible tool that provides more detailed and updated information about the state of the Coronavirus than the CDC does. It is the only source on COV...

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