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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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    Baking Homemade Bread Becomes a Public Good

    Baking Homemade Bread Becomes a Public Good
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    How some frustrated COVID-19 vaccine hunters are trying to fix a broken system

    How some frustrated COVID-19 vaccine hunters ar...
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    PPE for the People

    PPE for the People
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    N.Y.'s Vaccine Websites Weren't Working. He Built a New One for $50.

    N.Y.'s Vaccine Websites Weren't Working. He Bui...
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    When church goes online: Battle Creek congregation finds opportunity in pandemic imposed alternative

    When church goes online: Battle Creek congregat...
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    How Promotoras De Salud Are Fighting Vaccine Conspiracies In Chicago's Latino Communities

    How Promotoras De Salud Are Fighting Vaccine Co...
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    One peninsula tribe's journey through a year of coronavirus

    One peninsula tribe's journey through a year of...
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    Mutual aid networks find roots in communities of color

    Mutual aid networks find roots in communities o...
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    It takes a village: Community Yahoos help Slavic Village during Covid-19 pandemic

    It takes a village: Community Yahoos help Slavi...
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    More Dayton residents have conflict during COVID-19. Mediation comes to the rescue.

    More Dayton residents have conflict during COVI...
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    How Californians are resorting to crowdsourcing to get their Covid-19 vaccine

    How Californians are resorting to crowdsourcing...
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    Barbershops in Black communities provide information on COVID-19, vaccine

    Barbershops in Black communities provide inform...
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    At Teen Lifeline, teens help in ways only they can

    At Teen Lifeline, teens help in ways only they can
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    Ajo bands together to fight COVID food insecurity

    Ajo bands together to fight COVID food insecurity
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    Santa's 'grandchildren' spread joy in Italian nursing homes

    Santa's 'grandchildren' spread joy in Italian n...
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    'Let children be children': Supporting young refugees' mental health in Wales

    'Let children be children': Supporting young re...
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    As Pandemic Threatens Britain's Mental Health, These ‘Fishermen' Fight Back

    As Pandemic Threatens Britain's Mental Health, ...
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    Hunger Fight

    Hunger Fight
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    How Madison's Latino community is pulling together to survive COVID

    How Madison's Latino community is pulling toget...
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    Safety looks like full bellies in a pandemic

    Safety looks like full bellies in a pandemic
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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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    Who's leading Covid-19 outreach among the homeless? The homeless themselves.

    Who's leading Covid-19 outreach among the homel...
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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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    Paraisópolis and Its “Street presidents”

    Paraisópolis and Its “Street presidents”
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