Tracking the True Toll of the Coronavirus Outbreak

For The New York Times, Jin Wu, Allison McCann, Josh Katz and Elian Peltier tracked the true toll of the coronavirus outbreak around the globe. Statistically speaking, over the past two months, far more people have died in most countries than in previous years.

Covid-19 death in Java, Indonesia

Earlier this month, Reuters reported on the jump in Jakarta funerals raises fears of unreported coronavirus deaths. This time, Reuters plotted the data of confirmed Covid-19 deaths versus suspected deaths across Java Island, Indonesia. The conclusion is that suspected deaths in four out of six provinces in Java Island are way higher than confirmed Covid-19 deaths.

Coronavirus infections have peaked in much of the rich world

The Economists pointed out that coronavirus infections have peaked in much of the rich world. It is also interesting to see that even Sweden, one of the only countries in the chart without any mandatory nationwide restrictions on movement, seems to have reached its peak.

What is happening in Sweden (part 2)?

Last week I posted about the rise of intensive care treatment due to Covid-19 in Sweden compare to Norway, Denmark, and Finland. This time, Maija Kaartinen from Swedbank, pointed out that the patients hospitalised due to Covid-19 continued to increase in Sweden, but continued to decline in the other Nordic countries.

Covid-19 and the global business climate

From the Economist, this chart shows the estimated impact of covid-19 crisis on economic output by sector, using the data from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The International Labour Organisation estimates that industries in which the risk of lay-offs or furloughs is high employ 1.25bn people. The exit from lockdowns will be halting and precarious.Continue reading “Covid-19 and the global business climate”

What is happening in Sweden?

Many countries in Europe have introduced a strict lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). For example, here in the UK, the Prime Minister told the country that we must stay at home and not allowed to meet friends and family members who do not live in the same household. However, Sweden isContinue reading “What is happening in Sweden?”

Raising the line while flattening the curve

Most people are familiar with flatten the curve, but to save more lives, the governments also must raise the capacity of their health care system in addition to social distancing and lockdown measurement. UK, for example raised its capacity by opening the first of the government’s emergency field hospitals to treat coronavirus patients has openedContinue reading “Raising the line while flattening the curve”

Jump in Jakarta funerals raises fears of unreported coronavirus deaths

For Reuters, Tom Allard, Kanupriya Kapoor, Stanley Widianto raise fears of unreported coronavirus deaths in Indonesia as new data shows a spike in funerals in Jakarta in March 2020. It’s not surprising to hear that the Jakarta’s governor, Anies Baswedan, and some public health experts suspect the number of infections and deaths in Jakarta has been significantlyContinue reading “Jump in Jakarta funerals raises fears of unreported coronavirus deaths”