What do we know so far about Coronavirus?. How can we overcome this pandemic?
Today we lack much information about the evolution of the virus, its consequences and effects on our health. Moreover, we are still unaware of the magnitude of the social, economic and psychological impact that can cause us both individually and collectively.
We know it's hard to be informed. For that reason, from Ubik, we want to share with you the best articles we have found on Coronavirus.
You want to know the impact of the Coronavirus? Here's the tracking of pandemic outbreaks worldwide
This BBC News article has compiled very graphically and in detail data worldwide on the number of cases of Coronavirus in different countries.
The data has been consolidated after extracting it from different sources of information such as Johns Hopkins University, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the records of different governments and health agencies and population data collected by the UN.
While it is a very interesting article, it should not be forgotten that governments in different countries are recording the number of cases using different methods, which makes it difficult to make a fair and realistic comparison between them.
Finally, it is also important to take into account some data such as: the size of each country, the percentage of elderly people in the population of each country and the density of population in different areas.
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Each week, Counterpoint Research conducts a comprehensive analysis that immediately updates on the Global Impact and implications of Coronavirus.
Here you can find all the data they have recorded from the first week in which the pandemic was recorded to the present day.
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What is the impact of Coronavirus on companies worldwide?
Mckinsey & Company reflects on the impact of the pandemic on companies and how companies can respond to it during this epidemiological war.
One of the answers they give is the possibility to act from five different points (rephrase, return, imagine, resolve or be resilient) to prepare for the new normal once we have won the battle.
They also recommend that business leaders follow four key ideas: support and protect employees, closely monitor indicators of the evolution of the pandemic taking into account economic and epidemiological data, think about the new horizons that marks the coronavirus for the future and take into account the changes that will occur in consumer habits.
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The impact of Coronavirus on air pollution
How has Coronavirus impacted the evolution of global air pollution? Has it increased? Has it gone down?
Why is this problem still important? Can countries grow cleaner again, stimulating economic recovery but also reducing air pollution?
If you are assaulted questions like these we recommend you read this article of the World Economic Forum:
CNN gives us answers to questions asked by readers around the world.
If you have any doubts or unresolved questions you can surely find what you are looking for here.
To help you find them, CNN has provided the following topics (“transmission", "work and life”, “family”, “travel", “schools and education”, “myths and misinformation”, or "prevention and treatments") to help you filter and locate the information you need.
Find your answers here:
Is it safe to travel again?
We share this Wall Street Journal article with the most common questions and answers from American travelers.
A view of the different factors to consider that come into play and increase the risk of contagion and transmission of the virus when traveling such as: stay in hotels, car rentals, travel on airplanes or reopening borders
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Interestingly, despite all the available information and the severe consequences of Coronavirus, there are still people who refuse to accept the existence of this pandemic.
Some of the most common manifestations of this type of thinking are the rejection of the necessary use of masks or being part of large concentrations of people in the same place.
CNN Health looks at what denial is, why we deny evidence of things that are real, where we learn and develop this type of behavior, why it's dangerous to think like this, or how you can help a person who is acting like this.
An article that is surely an interesting read in times of a global crisis. You can access it here:
According to the American Institute of Stress, the current situation we are experiencing because of Coronavirus can pass us an emotional bill equivalent to running a marathon all the time.
Therefore, it is vital that we have at our disposal some stress-reducing strategies that work quickly and effectively, and that help us reset our emotional state.
If you feel stressed, this article is for you:
How to prevent the spread of the virus
In the face of Coronavirus, washing your hands is important and maintaining social distance as well. However, there are more measures and aspects to consider that can be useful in different everyday situations.
Harvard Medical School gives you some keys and ideas to help you prevent its spread.
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The search for the Coronavirus vaccine worldwide
Vaccines usually require years of research and testing before they reach the population of a country, but scientists around the world are struggling to produce an effective and safe vaccine that can go on the market over the next year.
Currently, researchers are testing over 35 vaccines in human clinical trials and at least 88 preclinical vaccines are under active animal testing research.
We share the most up-to-date data the New York Times has collected on vaccine search:
We cannot yet predict the development of the current situation in which we find ourselves. However, with information and good practices of responsibility and prevention, we will be able to face the future more safely.
We hope that these articles have proved useful to you.