COVID-19’s Impact on Elections in Poland as Seen by Premise

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced multiple national governments to either alter, postpone or cancel various elections for 2020. One such example is Poland, who will be conducting their presidential election via mail-in ballot on May 10, 2020. This blog post will examine overall government sentiment and gender equality sentiment in Poland.  Poland is

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Customer Experience: Why it Still Matters in the Grocery Industry

Overall, shoppers are committed to the shopping experience retailers provide, and not just the consumer goods themselves. Prior to this global pandemic, it was common to see retailers fiercely competing to consistently have shoppers purchasing from their business as opposed to their competitors. If a customer needed to purchase canned wet food for cats, they

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Reflections on Immunization in the COVID-19 Era

It’s World Immunization Week, a time when the global health community comes together to promote immunization and emphasize the important role vaccines play in protecting the world from disease. For those of us living in the developed world, vaccines can be easy to take for granted, but COVID-19 has reshaped that perspective. While the narrative

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Guayaquil, Guayas – Ecuador in Pictures

During late March and early April of 2020, the port city of Guayaquil in Ecuador became one of the epicenters of the novel coronavirus in Latin America. Ecuador is the 8th largest one in population in Latin America, with 17.6 million people, yet is only behind Brazil and Peru today in the total 23,240 number

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Premise Data Looks at COVID-19 in Latin America

As COVID-19 has continued its relentless march across the globe, almost every country has been touched by the virus. Premise, with its global network of Contributors, is able to monitor how people across the globe have felt and responded during this pandemic, and we have continued to monitor the situation by receiving on-the-ground feedback from

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Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Recent Elections in Mali

Despite the looming threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the kidnapping of presidential candidate and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse, Mali held their first round of parliamentary elections on March 29, 2020. The elections saw roughly 35% turnout overall and just 13% turnout in the capital city of Bamako, likely due in part to fears about the

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A Visual Look at Brazil During COVID-19

Brazil has been in the international spotlight this week as President Jair Bolsonaro protested against his own government. Videos and photographs have shown a lack of social distancing occurring. President Bolsonaro has continued to prioritize the economy and has been dismissive of the virus and its severity.  The country currently has the highest number of

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Loneliness: An Unprecedented COVID-19 Cost on the Nation’s Youth

All the lonely people, where do they all come from? This question once posed by the Beatles seems more relevant now than ever. In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing has been a central policy to contain the spread of the virus. Our data suggests that this very measure could be increasing

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