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Madeline Marshall

1 May 2020

Washington, United States

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As one of the most consequential presidential elections in the United States approaches in the midst of a pandemic, many Americans are worried about voter turnout, and other logistical concerns. But a simple answer ex...

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...

Los Angeles Times

Rosanna Xia

29 April 2020

Paris, France

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Researchers and public health experts across the world are turning to "wastewater-based-epidemiology" as a practice that could help trace and track the spread of COVID-19. This methodology has already proved successfu...

Reasons to be Cheerful

David Byrne

27 April 2020

Georgetown, Texas, United States

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West Texas, traditionally known for its oil business, has become a thriving home for wind energy. Beyond political ideology, wind power as a form of renewable energy is thriving for economic reasons, as it can be more...

Montana Free Press

Emily Stifler Wolfe

17 April 2020

Bozeman, Montana, United States

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As the United States looks toward reopening, some states are preparing by directing resources toward contact tracing strategies, which is not a new protocol for controlling communicable disease and has shown success i...

The New York Times

Ellen Barry

16 April 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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While East Asian countries have found success in deploying technology to do contact tracing, or a method of virus containment in which disease detectives track and monitor the interactions and movements of known infec...

Edible Rhody

Helena Touhey

9 April 2020

Rhode Island, United States

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In Rhode Island, a collaborative, farmer-run food delivery service has come together as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As farmers around the state saw massive declines in orders, they came together to create an ...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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7 April 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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The idea of “feeding the frontline” - donating funds to purchase restaurant food that can be delivered to frontline healthcare works amidst the COVID-19 crisis - has spread like wildfire. In cities from San Francisco ...

Noozhawk

Barry Punzal

7 April 2020

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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Zoomers to Boomers, a Santa Barbara-based services offering grocery delivery to senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic, has grown. What started as a local service, has grown to serve more than 10 cities across t...

Inkline

Inbar Preiss

5 April 2020

Czech Republic

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Using cryptocurrency mining, technological innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking, Parallel Garden, a Czech-based initiative, is tackling unsustainable agricultural practices. The project seeks to increase local foo...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Lisa Gartner

30 March 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia medical centers had to pivot their services in response to COVID-19, turning to telehealth to screen patients who think they’re experiencing symptoms. That pivot took some adjusting – having to hire and t...

BBC

Kavita Puri

26 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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South Korea, despite being a close neighbor to China, where the COVID-19 outbreak originated, managed to build a swift public health and government response that may have lessons for other countries fighting the pande...

NPR

Jason Beaubien

26 March 2020

Singapore, Singapore

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South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong have all acted in ways that show it is possible to effectively manage the COVID-19 outbreak without shutting down an entire country. The common thread may be that all three countr...

La Noticia

José Carlos Cordero Cote

25 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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South Korea’s rapid response to COVID-19 shares many successes that can be duplicated by other countries. Its main advantage came from its ability to create tests rapidly, which could happen quickly because of prepare...

ProPublica

Jessica Huseman

24 March 2020

United States

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As the COVID19 pandemic continues, officials are looking ahead to the United States’ presidential election in November and considering mail-in ballots. While it is a limited-contact way of voting, it presents massive ...

South China Morning Post

Zinnia Lee

19 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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To prevent the transmission of coronavirus to medical professionals and other patients, a hospital in Seoul has started using a make-shift phone booth approach to administering tests. Within seven minutes, doctors are...

Los Angeles Times

Victoria Kim

14 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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As countries have attempted various responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea’s response stands out for its swift ability to disseminate and scale testing for the disease, which mostly came about in reaction to ...

Quartz

Michael J. Coren

11 March 2020

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, social distancing is being implemented due to its proven success with helping to drastically slow the spread of the Spanish flu in St. Louis Missouri. In a comparis...

Nature

Amy Maxmen

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6 March 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When virologists and genomicists in Seattle, Washington realized that COVID-19 was likely to spread to the United States, they began to research ways to keep vulnerable poplulations safe. So far, early success has com...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Hannah Wallace

2 March 2020

Cascade Lockes, Oregon, United States

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Washington State could pass one of the toughest restrictions on water bottling operations in the United States, thanks to activists who raised environmental concerns over a bottling facility that wanted to open in a t...

The Trace

Ann Givens

24 February 2020

Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States

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Despite a strong gun-rights culture in the state, Louisiana law enforcement agencies use aggressive gun-confiscation laws and procedures to disarm domestic abusers as part of a wider array of protections for victims. ...

The Huffington Post

Kyla Mandel

6 February 2020

Columbia, Maryland, United States

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Across the United States, people are growing “climate victory gardens” in an effort to reconnect people with nature, fight climate change, and produce healthy food. These gardens prioritize soil health above all else,...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

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31 January 2020

Park City, Utah, United States

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With rural areas and mountain towns increasingly facing traffic issues during peak outdoor season or other temporary population growth periods, some have modeled responses after urban transit plans. Park City, the hos...

U.S. News & World Report

Juhie Bhatia

16 December 2019

Bangkok, Thailand

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There are six countries that have reached "90–90–90" targets meaning, "90 percent of people with HIV in a country know their status, 90 percent of those diagnosed are on treatment, and 90 percent on treatment are vira...

Bitterroot

Levi Pulkkinen

13 December 2019

Oregon, United States

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The world's oceans absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which is a positive thing in the face of climate change for those living on land, but can harm the animals that rely on certain acidification levels of oce...

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