What We Can Learn from the Most Resilient States During COVID-19 Using K-Means Clustering
COVID-19 has changed our lives in one night. Unemployment rose 10%, a level higher than that in the Great Recession. Office buildings closed down. Graduations postponed. Young people fled to their parents’ homes. After months of quarantine, all of a sudden restaurants are opening up, Airbnbs are booked up, bikes and inflatable pools are selling out. The summer is over, we are still on the “COVID rollercoaster.” Let’s catch our breath, look back, and learn from what happened, how residents in different states reacted, and what we can do to move our economy forward in a sustainable way.
Economics of COVID-19 Lockdowns: Optimizing the Lockdown Health-Economy Tradeoff
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many countries to use lockdowns as a public health measure to prevent further spread of the disease, often at the expense of slowed economic activities. The lockdown-induced trade-off between economic and health outcomes has underscored the importance to evaluate the effectiveness of lockdowns.
COVID-19 Datasets Comparison (JHU CSSE vs. Oxford University)
By Harsh Shah and Harshal Mahadik The world population hit the 7.8 billion mark in March 2020, just when COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, which brought the world to a standstill. Seven countries hold half of the world’s total population, but are these the seven countries that hold half of the world’s total COVID-19
Data from the Middle East and North Africa Suggests Surprising Responses to COVID-19
By Jonah Burian and Cole McCann-Phillips In Tunis, Tunisia, young people gather freely, returning to the days of sipping coffee in cafes as crowds of shoppers and onlookers enjoy the now bustling city center. No longer locked inside, Tunisians have become the fortunate few who are able to enjoy weddings, restaurants, and Friday prayers without
COVID and the Economy
In these unprecedented times, the economic and financial markets impact of the coronavirus pandemic remains top of mind for us at the Wharton School. Over the last several months, the world has witnessed record levels of unemployment, falling corporate earnings, and significant dislocations in the financial markets. At the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance, we strive to understand how technology and the digitization of finance may help support the global economy through this challenging period. Our work at the heart of financial technology and blockchain leads us to believe that innovation in finance can play a positive role in our transition through this difficult period and into a new world.
Island Countries COVID-19 Confirmed Cases and Death Analysis
Since its emergence in late 2019, the novel coronavirus has spread swiftly across the globe. From isolated cases in Wuhan and the Hubei Province of China, COVID-19 has infected nearly 8.5 million people (as of June 18) in at least 188 countries and territories with countries including the United States, Brazil, Russia, and India hardest hit.
Oracle and HACERA Team Up On Multi-Cloud Blockchain-Based MiPasa Data Platform To Strengthen COVID-19 Response
By: Mark Rakhmilevich, Oracle, and Jonathan Levi, HACERA The spread of COVID-19 has caused a global health crisis, and researchers and healthcare professionals are searching for answers to combat the spread of the virus. Real-time data about the spread of the virus – and who it impacts – can help us slow its spread and
How can blockchain help in the time of COVID-19?
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MiPasa by HACERA
All around the world, irrespective of the COVID-19 infection rate or the severity of the lockdowns, one key ingredient that we are all missing from the life we lived just a few weeks ago is – certainty. Not only is it very difficult to live under such long lockdowns – […]
MiPasa — an Open Data Platform to Support COVID-19 Response
By Jonathan Levi, CEO of HACERA and the Unbounded Network, and Gari Singh, CTO of IBM Blockchain. Powerful technologies and expertise can help provide better data and help people better understand their situation. As the world […]