Mar.30 — Jessie Lu, economist at Continuum Economics, examines the health of Japan’s economy. Factory production showed some resilience in February before the coronavirus began to hammer global supply chains, squeeze demand and push the economy toward recession. Retail sales unexpectedly increased, but spending was supported by food stockpiling and virus-related outlays. The jobless rate held at 2.4%. … Read more Japan Data Weakness Expected in Months Ahead: Economist Says
Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Patrick Vallance announced that the UK may be “already beginning to see the effects” of social distancing measures. Is the UK approach working? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F The language is cautious and caveated, and the peak of the crisis may still be two or three weeks away, but the … Read more Have UK measures turned the tide on coronavirus? – BBC Newsnight – BBC Newsnight
The best thing to do when trying to understand a new virus like Covid-19 is to look at the data. The Guardian’s science correspondent Hannah Devlin uses the latest figures to explain who is most at risk of contracting this coronavirus, why men are more likely to die from the disease, and the reasons health … Read more Who is most at risk from coronavirus and why?
In small groups and large crowds, through inner-city lanes and down interstate highways, hundreds of thousands of India’s poorest are slowly making a desperate journey on foot back to their villages in a mass exodus unseen since the days immediately after India’s independence in 1947. For many, it’s a matter of life and death. Prime … Read more India’s Poor Flee Cities in Mass Exodus During Coronavirus Lockdown
Financial Times’ (FT) data-visualisation journalist explains some of the key decisions behind their “trajectory tracker”. The FT’s senior data-visualisation journalist John Burn-Murdoch explains the must-see daily graphs, which show how cases and deaths are growing around the world. FT YouTube Channel In the video, Burn-Murdoch explains why a log scale is being used, why they … Read more Coronavirus trajectory tracker explained
Tasmania has reported its first coronavirus death, taking Australia’s toll to 17. There are now more than 4,000 confirmed cases of COBID-19 here, but officials are pointing to a trend downwards in the number of new daily cases and are saying there are early signs that the measures in Australia are working to limit the … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday 30 March | ABC News
During the novel coronavirus outbreak, which was first announced in Wuhan, China in December 2019, many Americans have continued to ask about one central issue: testing. Effective testing to track cases of the disease is a crucial part in mitigating the virus’s spread. Doctors and nurses also say it is essential in preserving personal protective … Read more 11 to 100,000: What went wrong with coronavirus testing in the U.S. | The Fact Checker
Jenny Harries, the deputy chief medical officer for England, added that it would be “foolish” for us to think that the measures introduced in the last fortnight would already be reflected in case data, saying the virus is like a “moving feast”. For the latest developments on Covid-19 as they happen, click here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-latest-uk-deaths-tests-nhs-covid-19/ Telegraph.co.uk … Read more It could be six months before UK back to normal says UK’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer