The prospects of elimination remain elusive but even with the current Victoria outbreak, Australia is maintaining a high number of tests per thousand people.
Police departments have suggested using contact tracing approaches to track protesters, raising concerns about data and privacy.
Artificial intelligence insatiable data needs has encouraged the mass collection of personal data, placing privacy at risk. But AI can help solve the very problem it creates.
Australia is performing better than many other countries with comparable populations and geographies, a new COVID-19 data visualisation reveals.
Why one city suffers significantly more deaths than another isn't always obvious. A simple experiment shows how failing to consider certain factors can point policy makers in the wrong direction.
Collecting, analyzing, aggregating and communicating data collected from businesses and industries can help consumers make purchasing decisions that align with their values.
The social impacts of the coronavirus will leave a legacy long after the virus itself.
Coronavirus is hitting some communities harder than others. But a lack of very basic data categorisation means it's difficult for the UK government to tailor its response.
Gathering race-based data during the coronavirus pandemic is essential for Indigenous communities, racialized people and those with disabilities and mental health challenges.
The government doesn't know how many people have died of COVID-19, in part because it didn't require nursing homes to report cases to the CDC. In some states, over half of deaths are in nursing homes.
Preliminary results of new research show how using data from social networks such as Facebook may help us understand how the coronavirus spread on local and regional levels.
Don't just tell us how many new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, tell us how many people you tested as well. That helps us to know if things are getting better or worse.
A new searchable database allows people, for the first time, to compare how many COVID-19 cases there are in every NSW postcode with each suburb's socioeconomic status and age profile.
For most of the past five decades, income inequality has been higher in rural counties than in urban areas. Now, urban areas are catching up.
Countries have been trying to count their populations since the Han dynasty in China.
Releasing balloons at weddings and other celebrations is festive, until they break into pieces and become plastic pollution. A citizen science project is spotlighting the problem.
One way in which Latino voters vary is where they or their forebears came from. In states like Florida, that difference matters.
A quarter of Americans, many of them non-white, are worried about data privacy and confidentiality in the 2020 census.
In a survey, a majority of liberals and conservatives reported that they trust doctors and the CDC to reduce US risk of a coronavirus epidemic.
Remember when websites didn't rely on user data for profit margins, when values like anonymity and transparency were celebrated?