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COVID-19: Care & Compassion

During a time of crisis, it is natural to want to help, express care, and give comfort to those most vulnerable. However COVID-19 sets many limitations on our ability to meaningfully connect with people. Some individuals must take extra precaution to self-isolate or are under institutional quarantine to stay healthy and safe. These stories highlight how communities are able to express human-centered design and connect with others in caring, thoughtful ways, despite the constraints of social isolation.


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    Rural Black Women Turn To Each Other, Mutual Aid And Activism To Survive COVID-19

    Rural Black Women Turn To Each Other, Mutual Ai...
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    This Medical Team Is Working To Reach Those Most At Risk For COVID-19

    This Medical Team Is Working To Reach Those Mos...
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    Minority US contact tracers build trust in diverse cities

    Minority US contact tracers build trust in dive...
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    Athens Community Fridge Changes How People Seek, Provide Aid: For Everybody, Owned by Nobody

    Athens Community Fridge Changes How People Seek...
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    Virtual rush, no parties: University of Minnesota fraternities and sororities navigate pandemic life

    Virtual rush, no parties: University of Minneso...
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    We Hear You

    We Hear You
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    Grieving Murdered Children During A Pandemic

    Grieving Murdered Children During A Pandemic
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    How Nigerians coped with mental stress during COVID-19 lockdown

    How Nigerians coped with mental stress during C...
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    ‘The strength of people's hearts': Venezuelan doctors, neighbors unite

    ‘The strength of people's hearts': Venezuelan d...
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    As Trump Blames 'The Chinese Virus,' These Asian American Women Won't Stand For The Racism

    As Trump Blames 'The Chinese Virus,' These Asia...
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    Community lending helps African businesses in Philly stay afloat during COVID-19

    Community lending helps African businesses in P...
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    Global online forum invites people to share their stories and questions about COVID-19

    Global online forum invites people to share the...
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    No ‘take-out' option: How are metro Detroit's music venues surviving?

    No ‘take-out' option: How are metro Detroit's m...
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    Americans are starting to give up their pets because of COVID-19 hardships

    Americans are starting to give up their pets be...
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    The Black Doctors Working To Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable

    The Black Doctors Working To Make Coronavirus T...
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    Laughter May Be Effective Medicine for These Trying Times

    Laughter May Be Effective Medicine for These Tr...
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    Mutual aid groups rushed to the rescue during COVID-19

    Mutual aid groups rushed to the rescue during C...
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    Drag Queens and Restaurateurs: An Unlikely Partnership Amid the Pandemic

    Drag Queens and Restaurateurs: An Unlikely Part...
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    Heroes of the pandemic: “When the world is burning, I feel I must help put out the fire”

    Heroes of the pandemic: “When the world is burn...
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    A parent-led effort to close the digital divide

    A parent-led effort to close the digital divide
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    How Detroit chefs reinvented their food businesses to survive the pandemic

    How Detroit chefs reinvented their food busines...
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    ‘Vigilantes' on a mission to reunite owners with their stolen bikes

    ‘Vigilantes' on a mission to reunite owners wit...
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    How One Pacific Islander Community Is Responding To The Pandemic

    How One Pacific Islander Community Is Respondin...
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    How a $3 billion USDA coronavirus program is helping feed S.C. families

    How a $3 billion USDA coronavirus program is he...
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    Gaining traction: With an eviction crisis still on the horizon, sanctioned overnight parking lots provide temporary relief

    Gaining traction: With an eviction crisis still...
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