Something must have been left unaffected by Coronavirus and the associated shutdowns around the world, but it’s hard to see what it might be. Commerce, religion, schooling, sport, employment, air quality and many others. This is an ongoing list of interesting Coronavirus-related stories.
- How many people were still working in construction when the UK government opted to leave the sector open for business?
- How many of the sick are healthworkers?
- What companies aren’t paying their workers and why?
- What is happening with investment in tech startsups?
- How will the sporting landscape look different after this?
- Which airlines are close to collapse?
- What is happening to air quality in cities?
- What, if anything, is happening to numbers of gun deaths in the US?
- What use are police making of drones during the pandemic?
- What does the economy of sport look like, at the top end (Champions League, Formula One etc.) and locally?
- How have less transparent political systems coped with the pandemic?
- What has happened to airbnb bookings in the cities that are scraped via insideairbnb?
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- Migrants are 1 in 6 of NHS ‘Coronavirus heroes’. But many are charged to use NHS (Bristol Cable)
- Nearly Half Of The Twitter Accounts Discussing ‘Reopening America’ May Be Bots (Carnegie Mellon)
- 54 ways Coronavirus has changed our world (NY Times)
- Off Campus - Universities in crisis (Tortoise)
- The richest left NY during the pandemic (NY Times, Descartes Labs)
- Fans buy cardboard cutouts of themselves for German football games behind closed doors (BBC)
- UK govt counts two samples from one person as two tests (Telegraph)
- People have turned off the news during the pandemic (RISJ)
- 40% of drivers say they’ll drive less after the pandemic (BBC)
- The shocking number of coronavirus cases in Welsh prisons (Walesonline)
- Amazon sellers exploiting the pandemic through unethical pricing (Datahut)
- The Crash of the $8.5 Billion Global Flower Trade (Bloomberg)
- Domestic abuse killings ‘more than double’ amid Covid-19 lockdown (Guardian)
- Supermarket brands NHS workers as ‘contaminated’ (Nursing Notes)
- Garbage Pickups Tell a Tale of Two Cities, With Part of Manhattan Shrinking (The City)
- How much law is the UK government making through Statutory Instruments? (Hansard Society)
- UK construction firms split over coronavirus shutdown (Guardian)
- Monitoring the Global Slowdown (Bellingcat)
- Disbelief in big cities as air pollution falls (Guardian)
- Airborne Nitrogen Dioxide Plummets Over China (Nasa)
- With Humans in Hiding, Animals Take Back the World (Bloomberg)
- Police across the country are wielding powers they do not have (Telegraph)
- Rate of deaths, illness among black residents alarms cities (AP)
- Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate (Poynter)
- Virus Is Twice as Deadly for Black and Latino People Than Whites in N.Y.C. (New York Times)
- The Coronavirus has pushed 3.3m Americans onto the dole in a week (Economist)
- Thousands of casual workers at major football stadiums ‘left without pay’ (Guardian)
- Hundreds of university staff to be made redundant due to coronavirus (Guardian)
- Calls for Bristol Uni to U-turn on coronavirus sacking of 84 temp workers (Bristol Cable)
- Waitrose in U-turn on virus pay policy (BBC)
- Les pompes funèbres sont débordées en Seine-Saint-Denis où il y a un ‘excès de mortalité exceptionnel’ (20 Minutes)
- This NHS worker is facing eviction, as Bristol rallies to help coronavirus heroes (Bristol Cable)
- Eight U.K. Doctors Died From Coronavirus. All Were Immigrants (New York Times)
- About 2 Million Guns Were Sold in the U.S. as Virus Fears Spread (New York Times)
- What is going on with Germany’s low death rate? (Sky)