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Sahan Journal

Joey Peters

2 September 2020

Minnesota, United States

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To extend aid to the Minnesotans most vulnerable to the coronavirus, state and local health departments, backed by $4 million in state funding and by community groups' on-the-ground help, conducted an extensive campai...

The New Yorker

Atul Gawande

2 September 2020

South Korea

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The United States is facing a coronavirus testing problem that is due to both governmental inaction and an inefficient health care system, but the nation has faced a similar problem before. When determining how best t...

NBC News

Denise Chow

29 August 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Amongst other efforts, the University of Arizona has begun analyzing sewage to mitigate the spread of coronavirus as students return to campus for the new school year. The practice is known as wastewater-based epidemi...

High Country News

Kalen Goodluck

28 August 2020

Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona, United States

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The White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation are using contact tracing to not just slow the spread of coronavirus but to "completely contain" it in their communities, and they are already seeing success from their ...

South China Morning Post

Gigi Choy

24 August 2020

Hong Kong, China

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In Hong Kong, a newly devised e-health system is teaching patients how to test and monitor their own symptoms during the coronavirus pandemic, rather than have a doctor administer in-person care. Using an exhibition c...

The New York Times

David Halbfinger

21 August 2020

Beersheba, Israel

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The Israeli government is preparing to roll out a new form of pooled testing as the count of COVID-19 cases continues to increase. The methodology, which has already shown promise as a successful pilot project, works ...

Chicago Health

Katie Scarlett Brandt

19 August 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Over 100 organizations in Chicago that focus on helping those who are experiencing homelessness are now working together to provide COVID-19 testing and increase housing capacity throughout the city. Although testing ...

Slate

Isabela Dias

19 August 2020

Ipatse Village, Brazil

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An indigenous community in Brazil has been able to keep their count of coronavirus cases low during the pandemic largely due to the use of contact tracing. Using technology that was already in existence for the purpos...

The Land

Conor Morris

17 August 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Health officials and Cleveland homeless shelters are working together to prevent a coronavirus outbreak among those who are experiencing homelessness. Mass testing, separate areas for the already tested and those yet ...

Associated Press

Ignatius Ssuuna

13 August 2020

Rwanda

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Researchers in Rwanda are using a mathematical approach as part of pooled testing to determine the number of cases of coronavirus in the country and slow the circulation rate. The algorithm they've developed "makes th...

Mission Local

Lydia Chavez

5 August 2020

Sunnydale, California, United States

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Community leaders in Sunnydale, CA contained a coronavirus scare through swift responses, appeals to the community, contact tracing and establishing neighborhood test sites. An emphasis on public education in the neig...

The New York Times

Melissa Eddy

5 August 2020

Germany

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Since the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Germany emerged as "one of the highest testers per capita in the world," due to decentralizing the creation and distribution of testing kits, requiring that tests be fu...

The Washington Post

Niha Masih

31 July 2020

Dharavi, India

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The population of Dharavi, a slum in Mumbai, made the region a hotspot for coronavirus transmission, but local officials' aggressive action plan – which included testing, contact tracing, quarantine, and increased san...

Bhekisisa

Laura López González

24 July 2020

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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As Covid-19 spread throughout regions of South Africa, public health clinics began reporting seeing fewer patients for HIV viral load testing due to shelter-in-place orders. In trying to mitigate the longterm implicat...

Kaiser Health News

Phil Galewitz

Matt Volz

23 July 2020

Helena, Montana, United States

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To better serve those who have been tested for coronavirus, but have experienced a significant delay in receiving their results, states across the nation are experimenting with distributing the load of tests to variou...

CNBC

Christina Farr

15 July 2020

Taiwan

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Since the outbreak of Covid-19, Taiwan – a country of nearly 24 million people – has reported less than 500 cases and only seven deaths, largely due to the rapid implementation of a public health emergency response pl...

NPR

Jason Beaubien

15 July 2020

Rwanda

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Rwanda, a country with the same population of Ohio, has emerged as an example of how to slow the spread of coronavirus, with only 1,500 cases reported so far. Besides initiating a lockdown, implementing free testing, ...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Conor Morris

14 July 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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A new initiative in Cleveland, Ohio aims to increase Covid-19 testing access in communities where social determinants of health pose a barrier to accessing testing sites. The initiative, which complements other city-w...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Hannah Wallace

13 July 2020

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States

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¡Salud! mobile clinics were a vital factor in keeping farm workers in Oregon vineyards safe during the national health crisis. The nonprofit is supported by the state's wine industry and has provided primary care well...

Sahan Journal

Hibah Ansari

8 July 2020

St. James, Minnesota, United States

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The Minnesota Department of Health is working with local advocacy groups to provide free Covid-19 testing at pop-up testing sites in communities where immigrants or undocumented residents live. The state-sponsored tes...

Kensington Voice

Solmaira Valerio

7 July 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Step Up to the Plate is a collaborative effort of local organizations that began as a way to help those experiencing food insecurity due to Covid-19. Three outdoor sites have expanded to provide free meals, mental hea...

The Local

Clare Speak

26 June 2020

Bavaria, Germany

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Germany has implemented a variety of methods to contain the coronavirus, but their policy of "open public testing" has been a vital component of successfully slowing the spread of the virus. Although the policy was no...

Berkeleyside

Frances Dinkelspiel

25 June 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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City officials in Berkeley have recently implemented a mobile testing site for Covid-19 to better reach vulnerable populations throughout the region. Although the physical testing site will remain as the central point...

Wall Street Journal

David Luhnow

Juan Montes

25 June 2020

Mexico City, Mexico

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In New Mexico, the world’s largest wholesale food market managed to contain the spread of Covid-19 by taking an aggressive, early intervention course of action that included widespread testing, contact tracing and iso...

NHPR

Daniela Allee

24 June 2020

Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

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In Nashua, New Hampshire, public health officials have set up a Covid-19 testing site in the parking lot of a church to better serve minority communities. The testing site caters to both drive-up and walk-up appointme...

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