Month: May 2020

Uneven State of the Union: How US States Differ in Slowing COVID-19

Even as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the United States, reaching over 1.67 million cases and nearly 100,000 deaths as of May 26, 2020, many states are now beginning to ease social distancing and stay-at-home mandates. Each state is taking its own unique approach to lifting stay at home orders, allowing businesses to open, and loosening social distancing regulations, due in no small part to a lack of direction from the federal government.

Delivering Public Services During COVID-19

Online public services need infrastructure and affordable internet. We scored 42 countries on digital services and internet access, considering lockdown measures.

COVID Lockdown: How prepared are countries around the world to enter and exit Lockdowns

How prepared are countries to work in socially distant modes and lift lockdown orders during the COVID-19 pandemic? We examined this question by evaluating 42 countries that are significant in the global economy and have enacted social distancing measures. Some countries that were missing key data were not included. We scored the “social distance readiness” of their economies using three indices developed with our team

Who is Practicing Social Distancing Best?

Bhaskar Chakravorti shares insights from Digital Planet’s Social Distance Readiness Benchmark and discusses which states are practicing social distancing best.

Are Countries Ready to Exit COVID-19 Lockdowns?

Tufts Now | Bhaskar Chakravorti participated in Lessons from a Pandemic, a video series run by Tufts University, and shared his insights on how to lift lockdown orders around the world.

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