Global Snapshot of COVID-19 Testing

The first case of novel Coronavirus was detected on December 31, 2019 in Wuhan, China. Since then the respiratory disease causing virus has spread rapidly across the globe and was officially declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, there are now almost

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How are the British People Reacting to the Government’s Coronavirus Measures?

The latest analysis by crowdsourcing data company, Premise Data, into the UK lockdown suggests that British people are broadly supportive of the Government’s latest measures and are isolating where they can. However, it remains to be seen how long people will continue to support the Government’s stringent measures. Premise has identified a number of leading

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The Economic Impact of COVID-19: A Follow-up Analysis from Premise

Thirteen days ago when I wrote the Initial Analysis from Premise Data of the economic impacts of COVID-19, China had 17 times the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as the United States. Today the United States has surpassed China with over 150,000 confirmed cases, exponentially growing daily. The ‘Stay at Home’ orders—in some places like

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Do Americans Support the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package?

Just over two months since the U.S. reported its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on January 21, numerous states around the country have enacted strict “shelter-in-place” measures closing all businesses deemed non-essential to curb the spread of the virus and “flatten the curve.” With a national death toll surpassing 1,000, and economists

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Burkina Faso-A Closer Look During COVID-19

Earlier this week, Premise provided a look at Italy and how its high levels of COVID-19 cases continue to impact daily life. In this post, we will look at the COVID-19 impact in Sub-Saharan Africa, specifically Burkina Faso. According to Johns Hopkins research, Burkina Faso has reported only 152 COVID-19 cases as of this writing,

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Premise COVID-19 Snapshot: U.S. Social Distancing

As COVID-19 has spread across the U.S. in recent weeks, health officials are strongly encouraging people to use “social distancing” to help “flatten the curve.”  These concepts stem from a major recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which is that one of the best ways to reduce

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Hitchens’s Razor: Sourcing Ground Truth Amidst an Info-demic

As information-sharing technology continues to innovate, the speed at which information is spread is only getting faster. Yet, with that speed comes unprecedented and newfound accountability; How do we ensure that the speed at which information is spread is not conflated with accuracy? An increasingly popular topic at the crux of this issue is the

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Premise’s COVID-19 Snapshot: Italy

As cases of COVID-19 continue to skyrocket around the world, many are looking at Italy. Italy has quickly become the new epicenter of the pandemic, with over 63,927 cases (as of March 23, 2020, at 2:06 p.m. PST) and health officials are urging people to take social distancing actions or else end up in the

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What is Crowdsourcing and Why Should You Care?

What is Crowdsourcing? Crowdsourcing is a scalable process of solving problems by engaging a network of individual contributors (either digitally or physically) to complete a series of tasks or projects, solve an impending business problem, or gather, organize and analyze vast amounts of crucial business data for strategic implementation. Types of Crowdsourcing While there is

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Premise’s COVID-19 Snapshot: Work From Home

As the World Health Organization (WHO), along with other organizations like the CDC and medical professionals, urges the world to limit physical contact to help slow the spread of COVID-19 many (businesses are allowing or directing their employees) to use strategies like working from home to promote social distancing efforts. In some areas, ‘shelter in

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Premise Data Launches Live Dashboard Showing Real-time Sentiments from its Global Network, Data Focused on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Data and analytics platform Premise Data is offering a live dashboard displaying the findings of its ongoing global impact survey to assess the potential economic impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The survey assesses people’s sentiments about the virus and highlights behavioral changes, behaviors that are often seen as economic indicators. The survey will run

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