As the numbers of cases continue to rise, coronavirus has begun to stress the medical systems of countries around the world. This Digest focuses on the hospitals trying to manage resources and the doctors and nurses who are not sitting on their couches but attending to beds of those who need them. The result is a selection of deeply reported journalism, found with the Deepnews Scoring Model, on the struggle to save lives from the small towns to the big cities.
Monday began what for many people was a second week of quarantine, with new additions to those affected in places like the UK, India and parts of the US. This Digest picks up from where the last edition left off and focuses on life under lockdown. From problems with connectivity to how to care for children, this selection of articles from around the world found with the Deepnews Scoring Model offers an expansive look at our days in confinement.
Previous Deepnews Digests on coronavirus have looked at the disruptions to life, as well as the economic impacts of the pandemic. This edition looks at something more personal, the fact that millions of workers have now turned their homes into their offices. As large parts of the world get used to a new normal for the coming weeks, articles from all over the globe explore what it means to live under lockdown.
Last week’s Digest on coronavirus and the economy looked at different business sectors and parts of life where the disease was making itself felt. As events change rapidly day by day, Deepnews has decided to provide more regular updates about different angles of the crisis. This mid-week Digest again covers the economy, but focuses on the global and national responses as countries around the world prepare for months on lockdown.
The public health crisis of coronavirus has spread not just across countries but to many aspects of life. From working from home to the Olympic Games, the world is now facing the challenge of responding individually and collectively to limit the damage. Last week’s edition looked at the effect of the infodemic, though this week’s Digest uses the power of Deepnews to sort through the mass of information out there and find quality articles about how coronavirus touches on the world of work and daily life.
With the spread of COVID-19 the world is also facing what the World Health Organization has called an “infodemic.” This means not just blatant fake news and scams, but also the media twisting or mishandling raw information about the disease, sometimes without a bad intent. Deepnews wants to help. This Digest, powered by the Deepnews Scoring Model and based off of our most popular weekly Distill, Matter of Facts, covers fact-checking and all things coronavirus misinformation.