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Daily Archives: April 12, 2020

Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads

Free to read / continuously updated – The FT analyses the scale of outbreaks and the number of deaths in countries around the world: “The human cost of the coronavirus outbreak has continued to mount, with more than 1.86m cases confirmed globally and more than 110,000 people known to have died from the disease. The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a pandemic and it has spread to more than 190 countries around the world. This page provides an up-to-date visual narrative of the spread of Covid-19 so please check back regularly because we will be refreshing it with new graphics and features as the story evolves…”

Behind every data point on a curve or chart is a name and story of the earliest victims

Washington Post – The Pademic’s First Wave – “The Washington Post has been tracking every covid-19 death in the United States, and an in-depth analysis of the first 1,000 who died reveals the breadth of the outbreak’s impact. The virus spreads swiftly and tends to kill in clusters — in families and senior homes, in dense… Continue Reading

What does ‘recovered from coronavirus’ mean? 4 questions answered about how some survive and what happens next

Via LLRX – What does ‘recovered from coronavirus’ mean? 4 questions answered about how some survive and what happens next – Just as the number of COVID-19 cases grows, so does another number: those who have recovered. In mid-March, the number of patients in the U.S. who had officially recovered from the virus was close… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues April 12, 2020

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues April 12, 2020 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Apple, Google Bring Covid-19 Contact-Tracing to 3 Billion People

Bloomberg: “Apple Inc. and Google unveiled a rare partnership to add technology to their smartphone platforms that will alert users if they have come into contact with a person with Covid-19. People must opt in to the system, but it has the potential to monitor about a third of the world’s population. The technology, known… Continue Reading

Safe Work Playbook

Safe Work Playbook Download – An interactive guide for COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response – “Please be advised that some or all of the information contained in these documents may not be applicable to other businesses or places of work. We strongly recommend that before implementing any of the ideas contained herein you carefully evaluate,… Continue Reading

Fraser COVID Research Resources

“The FRASER team at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has put together a timeline that provides details for key events in the COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact in the United States. The timeline, which focuses on economic and financial impact and policy responses, is updated regularly with supporting documents and links. Additionally, as… Continue Reading

Law Enforcement Facial Recognition Use Case Catalogue

IJIS Inst. & Int’l Ass’n of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Facial Recognition Use Case Catalogue (March 2019) (25-page PDF): “…This Law Enforcement Facial Recognition Use Case Catalog is a joint effort by a Task Force comprised of I JIS Institute and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The document includes a brief description… Continue Reading

UNC Chapel Hill and SUNY Part Ways With Elsevier Deals

Inside HigherEd: “The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill will not renew its bundled journal subscription deal with publisher Elsevier. Elaine Westbrooks, university librarian at UNC Chapel Hill, tweeted yesterday that the two parties failed to reach a deal after more than a year of negotiation. The institution’s current subscription package with instant access to around 2,000… Continue Reading

Wolters Kluwer launched free searchable COVID-19 federal and state laws

“Wolters Kluwer Flatten the Research Curve – Compare COVID-19 State & Federal content by topic and jurisdiction in a single resource. Comprehensive Coverage: View federal and state laws, regulations, executive orders, and more; organized topically across Banking & Finance, Labor & Employment/HR & Benefits, Health & Infectious Disease, Tax, Securities and others. Complimentary Access: No log in… Continue Reading