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. And the calamity will have lasting effects, accelerating existing trends: the adoption of new technology; a rethinking of global supply chains; and the rise of well-connected oligopolies. Big companies are better placed not only to survive the crisis but to tap governments for support.
Our World in Data with its mission to build an infrastructure that makes research and data openly available and useful for all has been compiling research and data related with Coronavirus (COVID-19) with links to its sources. You can find more than 40 visualisations about COVID-19 in total on their website.
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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.
In just 100 days, reports show that more than 1.5 million confirmed cases and more than 88,000 people have been killed by the coronavirus (Covid-19) across the globe. Seán Clarke, Antonio Voce, Pablo Gutiérrez and Frank Hulley-Jones visualised the first 100 days of this disease for the Guardians.
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.
Check out The Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris’ excellent illustration to understand how individual discipline can have an outsize impact in an article by Dr Siouxsie Wiles. By breaking these chains, we potentially stop hundreds or even thousands of people getting Covid-19.