Six hours of streaming video may be the equivalent of burning one litre of petrol.
Health care workers use a nasal swab to test a person for COVID-19 in Pembroke Park, Florida.
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A recent report by the CDC estimated that the true number of COVID-19 cases in the US could be six to 24 times more than the number of confirmed cases. A public health scholar explains the implications.
Public data is vital to the functioning of a democracy.
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A White House decision to take over collection of COVID-19 data from the CDC sparked worries over political interference. A public data expert talks about the importance of transparent public data.
White House Coronavirus Task Force members reference a misleading chart in a press briefing.
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Visualizations can help you understand data better – but they can also confuse or mislead. Here, some tips on what to watch out for.
Florida cities like Miami have resorted to issuing their own protective rules as coronavirus case numbers climb.
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A close look at Florida's economy shows just how vulnerable the state and its population are to a pandemic, and some of the reasons state officials hesitate to take action.
Finding valid health care information on social media is harder than it seems.
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Just because YouTube recommends a video doesn't mean it has medically valid information.
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The prospects of elimination remain elusive but even with the current Victoria outbreak, Australia is maintaining a high number of tests per thousand people.
Contact tracing apps are coming to Canada, but there are privacy concerns.
Police departments have suggested using contact tracing approaches to track protesters, raising concerns about data and privacy.
Artificial systems use reams of data to get a better profiles of individuals.
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.
Nurses and other health care workers in New York mourned colleagues who have died during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
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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.
Data transparency on the part of businesses can help inform consumer choices and provide a level of accountability.
Collecting, analyzing, aggregating and communicating data collected from businesses and industries can help consumers make purchasing decisions that align with their values.
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The social impacts of the coronavirus will leave a legacy long after the virus itself.
Different groups of people have different experiences of COVID-19, but we don’t have the data to come up with a response that reflects that.
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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.
Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam and Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo are reflected in a computer screen showing date on Canada’s COVID-19 situation during a news conference in Ottawa on April 13, 2020.
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Gathering race-based data during the coronavirus pandemic is essential for Indigenous communities, racialized people and those with disabilities and mental health challenges.
The Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, had the first known COVID-19 outbreak in a U.S. nursing home. In Massachusetts, one-third of nursing homes now have more than 30 COVID-19 cases.
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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.
Traders wait in line at the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market, in Navi Mumbai on April 20, 2020.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Data shows that the gap has grown in recent years.
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.