COVID Precautions Broadly Used, Despite Rising Cases

As the country continues its struggle with the coronavirus, recently passing the grim milestones of 7M cases nationwide and over 200,000 deaths, two preventive measures loom in importance as we near the annual flu season—face masks and social distancing. The CDC, WHO and other major health organizations are now unequivocal in their guidance that employing these

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Surprising Impacts and Perceptions of COVID-19 in Brazil

The impact of COVID-19 on Brazil is immense, second only to the United States in terms of number of cases and deaths. It is the epicenter of the outbreak in Latin America with a recorded 3.9 million cases and 122,596 deaths at the beginning of September. In Brazil, half the population lives on less than

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Is Your Organization Complying with COVID-19 Regulations?

COVID-19 has caused widespread changes to the retail and restaurant industry. For businesses that are dealing with new guidelines and recommendations to keep customers and employees safe, it can be hard to ensure that every business location is taking the same precautions.  Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot happening around mask

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Yemen’s Other War: How COVID-19 is Impacting Life in Yemen

Since 2015, the Yemen Civil War has led to the displacement of over 3.6 million people, resulted in 24 million people (or 80 percent of the population) needing some form of humanitarian assistance, and led to the fracturing of the healthcare system, leaving it less equipped to deal with large-scale outbreaks of cholera, and more

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More Americans Embrace Mask Use, Distancing as U.S. Cases Continue Rising

While many countries have successfully “flattened the curve” in the fight against COVID-19, allowing them to slowly reopen businesses and resume limited tourism, the situation in America is far worse. The number of confirmed cases in the U.S. has continued to skyrocket, setting single-day records multiple times in the past few weeks, including back-to-back days

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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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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, Venezuela has moved toward the brink of economic collapse over the past two decades with conditions worsening rapidly since 2014. More recently, international organizations have been reporting

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