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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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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A Roundup of Premise’s Analysis on COVID-19 in Africa

Many countries across Africa have begun to move from preparation to response as COVID-19 spreads across the country. As of the time of writing, there are almost 50,000 reported cases in over 50 countries. African countries have not been impacted as significantly during this pandemic in proportion to their population of over 1.2 billion inhabitants,

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COVID-19 Preparedness and Messaging in Nigeria

The spread of COVID-19 across the globe has led to several questions about how health systems in lower and middle-income countries will deal with the pandemic. Nigeria is the most populated country on the African continent and therefore a potential hotspot for COVID cases given the inherent difficulties of social distancing in its densely populated

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COVID-19’s Impact on Elections in Serbia 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 Serbia who postponed their parliamentary election originally scheduled for April 26, 2020. This blog post will examine overall government sentiment in Serbia as well as media sentiment, a possible factor that

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