What We Can Learn from Zika in the Midst of COVID-19

The World Health Organization recently declared South America the new center of the coronavirus pandemic as cases continue to rise dramatically in Brazil and other countries in the region. Several of these countries were also affected by the 2015-2016 Zika outbreak, and we were curious to see how contributors were handling the current health crisis,

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Seven Trends in Customer Experience You Need to Know About

It’s no secret that measuring customer experience is hard. Nonetheless, it has a strong impact in determining customer loyalty. That is why you need to be mindful of current trends in the market to find out industry insights and enhance the customer experience as a result. Knowing current trends can present your brand with plenty

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Pictures from Venezuela Reveal Current State of Health and Food Security

This blog is part of a new series on Venezuela and Humanitarian Assistance. In this blog, we aim to explore how COVID-19 is impacting access to food and healthcare in Venezuela through pictures collected by local Premise users. Both crises, a broken healthcare system and the lack of proper food security were already in existence

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Are Americans Wearing Face Masks?

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the globe, with the United States recently passing two unfortunate milestones—over 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past ten weeks and over 100,000 have died from the virus overall. In the midst of this, Premise has continued to collect data on the issue, tasking its contributors

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A Closer Look at the Crisis in Venezuela

Venezuela is currently the epicenter of the largest humanitarian crisis in Latin America. Once considered one of the richest countries in the region due to its oil reserves, over the past two decades it has moved toward the brink of economic collapse with conditions worsening rapidly since 2014. More recently, international organizations have been reporting

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Monitoring Your Brand During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The stay at home or shelter in place restrictions placed on Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic have greatly impacted economic function since mid-March. The latest jobs report claims a staggering unemployment rate of 15% forcing businesses to adjust rapidly to changing consumer preferences and behavior and maintain a level of malleability as the economic climate

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Premise Launches Ramadan 2020 Report Evaluating COVID-19’s Impact

From Tirana to Timbuktu and Mogadishu to Manila, nearly two billion of the world’s Muslims celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, which lasts from April 23rd-May 23rd 2020. As one of the five pillars of Islam, Ramadan is typically celebrated by fasting during the day and eating and drinking only at night, culminating in Eid

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How Difficult is it for Americans to Find Desired Items in Stores?

COVID-19 has sent global and domestic supply chains scrambling. As states across the United States began implementing shelter-in-place ordinances in March and April, many Americans also began having difficulties finding essential goods. It is likely that 2020 will go down as a year where toilet paper and hand sanitizer were some of the hottest commodities.

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A Roundup Of Premise’s Analysis On COVID-19 In Latin America

Coronavirus arrived late in Latin America with Brazil being the first to report a case on February 25, 2020. At this current time, the country has reported more than 370,000 cases of the virus. Brazil has one of the highest levels of cases and deaths in the region, though President Bolsonaro has been reluctant to

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Pandemic Lockdowns: Grudging Acceptance, Doubt Remains

Around the world, there are an increasing number of protests, some recurring weekly, against government-instituted lockdowns and other restrictions.  These demonstrations do not seem to be related to any given country’s performance in managing COVID-19, comparing the number of protests with the number of reported cases and the number of deaths in each country.  In

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Ramadan – Faith, Food and the COVID Effect

For the next month, nearly 1.8 billion Muslims around the world will observe Ramadan, Islam’s most sacred holiday. The holiday is intended to hone spiritual discipline; it is characterized by long periods of fasting and prayer, as well as an increased sense of charity and generosity throughout the community. However, this year’s season of religious

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