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August 3, 2020

Finland's national word 'sisu' conjures new meanings for tough times

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In a country of 5.5 million, Finland has had just over 320 deaths from the coronavirus. So far, they’ve succeeded in containing the disease. And they’re not making a big deal about it. By some measures, this might be quintessential sisu. Produced by: Kavita Pillay. Image credit: Ints Kalnins/Reuters.

Aired July 22, 2020

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