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October 26, 2020
Study: SARS-CoV-2 May be Viable on Surfaces for up to 28 Days at Room Temperature
The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease.

October 26, 2020
Researchers Explore Smartwatch Data to Alert Users of Potential COVID-19 Infection
A September 2020 article in PLOS notes that most COVID-19 patients will eventually develop symptoms.

October 19, 2020
Winter Risks: Pandemic Fuels Increase in Outdoor Space Heater Use
Many cities have restricted restaurants to outdoor dining because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 19, 2020
Ransomware Attacks Continuing to Haunt Schools and Hospitals
Reports are continuing to surface that the acceleration of activities that shifted online in response to the COVID-19 outbreak is amplifying risks in the cyberspace.

October 19, 2020
'Take Home' COVID-19 Lawsuits Reportedly Beginning to Surface
An article from Reuters has indicated that “take home” lawsuits, which reportedly were filed relating to asbestos-related litigation in the past, are being used as part of litigation pertaining to COVID-19 fatalities and/or injuries.

October 12, 2020
Study: Wearing Masks May Assist Indoor Ventilation Systems to Disperse the Coronavirus
A recent study looked at indoor airflow generated by a building's ventilation system and how a person's breath moves within it: spoiler alert, masks seem to help steer particles away, which could mitigate viral exposure.

October 12, 2020
COVID-19 Testing Shortages Flaring Up with Little Reprieve in Sight
A September 2020 collaboration article from the National Institute of Health (NIH) suggests that widescale testing is a key tool that can be used to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

October 5, 2020
COVID-19 Virus Droplets and Aerosol Particles May Not Technically Be Airborne Transmission
Disease experts reportedly would like to make a clear distinction between the COVID-19 virus and diseases traditionally considered airborne diseases, such as tuberculosis and the measles: in other words, COVID-19 does not transmit in the same way.

October 5, 2020
Update: Mental Health During the Pandemic
October 10th is World Mental Health Day. According to the World Health Organization's press release, globally: one billion people live with a mental disorder, 3 million die annually from "harmful use of alcohol", every 40 seconds, someone dies by suicide.

October 5, 2020
Study: Substance Use Disorder Associated With Increased COVID-19 Risk
According to a 2018 U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), it is estimated that 1 in 5 people (over 50 million) aged 12 and over are past year users of illicit drugs in the U.S., with over 10 million considered misusers of opioids.

September 28, 2020
FBI and CISA Advisory: 'Vishing' Cyberattacks Have Increased in Recent Months
As a substantial number of people continue to work from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the cyber risk landscape has evolved.

September 28, 2020
Amid the Pandemic, Old Illicit Synthetic Opioid Returns With a Vengeance
Back in April 2020, we posted about statistics from a CDC analysis which mentioned that, while prescription-involved opioid overdose death rates dropped by 13.5% from 2017 to 2018, death rates involving synthetic opioids, had actually increased by 10%.

September 21, 2020
How Could Storefront Cameras Assist with Driver Safety in the Delivery Economy?
The COVID-19 crisis has facilitated an acceleration of at least two trends in the restaurant industry: an increase in food deliveries and the rapid construction of al fresco dining structures or areas in city and neighborhood streets.

September 21, 2020
The Latest on COVID-19's Impacts on the Cannabis Market
In the past year, we have posted how, despite various states legalizing marijuana in some capacity, the marijuana black market has continued to contribute to different issues, such as the distribution of potentially harmful vaping products and major explosions through illegal extraction processes.

September 21, 2020
Data Shows Urban-Suburban Home Sales Similar to Pre-Pandemic Market
Are the populations of U.S. cities shrinking because of the pandemic? Apparently, some data says not really.

September 14, 2020
Update: Publicly Available Datasets Combat COVID-19
Back in May 2020, we posted about some preliminary attempts at using artificial intelligence systems (AI) to assist healthcare experts during the pandemic.

September 14, 2020
The Latest COVID-19 Health Concern Goes to the Heart
According to Mayo Clinic, “Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle (myocardium).

September 8, 2020
The Latest on Water-Related Risks as Buildings - Including Schools - Reopen
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Legionnaires’ Disease “is a serious type of pneumonia (lung infection) caused by Legionella bacteria.”

August 31, 2020
Transition Risks Become a Reality in California During Massive Heat Wave
The world’s collective numbness to startling 2020 developments was tested once again in August with California’s issuance of the first ever fire tornado warning, as well as rolling blackouts imposed across the state that hadn’t been experienced since 2001.

August 31, 2020
Study: 'Aerosolized Fomites' Such as Dust May be Able to Spread Influenza
The ISO Emerging Issues team has been monitoring various COVID-19 virus studies that examine the potential for the virus to travel and perhaps linger in the air.

August 31, 2020
Physical Virus Overshadows Cyber Risks That May Loom for Schools This Year
This time last year, when things were simpler, cyber risks were drawing many of the headlines as schools were poised to begin.

August 31, 2020
COVID-19 Risks May Increase with Vaping: How Will Schools Respond?
Middle schools, high schools and colleges that are reopening during the pandemic crisis may need to include addressing student vaping in their plans because a new study shows an association between vaping and an increase in COVID-19 diagnosis.

August 24, 2020
CDC Releases Report on Summer Camp COVID-19 Outbreak
We recently posted about a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that suggested, in part, that children aged 0-9 might be less likely to transmit the COVID-19 virus than adults.

August 24, 2020
As Telehealth Use Rises, So Do Considerations for its Users
The New York Times has reported that the COVID-19 crisis is interfering with activities to limit the spread of more familiar diseases, such as Tuberculosis (TB), H.I.V. and malaria.

August 17, 2020
COVID-19 Efforts May Lead to the Spread of Other Fatal Diseases
The New York Times has reported that the COVID-19 crisis is interfering with activities to limit the spread of more familiar diseases, such as Tuberculosis (TB), H.I.V. and malaria.

August 17, 2020
Human Inactivity During COVID-19 Helps Seismologists
The COVID-19 crisis hushed noise from human activity so much during the height of shutdowns and social distancing that seismologists believed that they could hear the rumblings of Mother Earth with more effectiveness, according to an article in Science Daily.

August 17, 2020
Can Distribution Disrupt Future COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chains?
We recently posted about ongoing COVID-19 vaccine trials and some concerns that might arise regarding how it will affect the elderly population, distribution logistics, and possible public distrust.

August 17, 2020
Report: Drug Deaths Up 13% From This Time in 2019
This past March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an analysis of data produced by 39 U.S. states and jurisdictions from 2017-2018.

August 10, 2020
Why Have Flu Cases in the Southern Hemisphere Dropped So Dramatically in 2020?
Back in May, we posted about the close watch being kept on the Southern Hemisphere and how their influenza season would develop in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

August 10, 2020
Report: ADA-related Website Accessibility Lawsuits Stay Flat in 2019
The law firm Seyfarth has reported on their analysis of lawsuits filed in federal court related to website accessibility from 2017-2019.

August 3, 2020
Actually, It Can Happen To Us: The Big One… Hits New York?
Experience can sometimes be the best teacher. While COVID-19 remains a threat for today, the catastrophic impacts that it has wrought may serve as a risk management lesson in the years to come.

August 3, 2020
What Are Some Risks Involved with Distilleries Selling Hand Sanitizer?
In March, when it became apparent that hand sanitizer demand would outpace supply, distilleries across the United States began to use their onsite resources to make up for this gap and manufacture hand sanitizer.

August 3, 2020
What are Key Considerations as COVID-19 Vaccine Development Enters Into the Stretch Run?
It would be an understatement to say that the stakes for developing a COVID-19 vaccine are quite high.

August 3, 2020
COVID-19 Study Reveals Kids Under 10 May Transmit Virus Less than Adults
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published an early release article describing a COVID-19 study conducted in South Korea that used detailed contact tracing and examined age ranges from 0 to 80.

August 3, 2020
Business Burglaries, Car Thefts Increase During COVID-19 Crisis
NPR has reported that, with a drop in general activities such as commuting, driving, and walking in communities during the COVID-19 crisis, there has also been a dramatic drop in crime in more than 25 cities in the U.S.

July 27, 2020
20-28 Million People Face Evictions Amid COVID-19 Crisis
A CNBC interview with an expert on evictions and one of the creators of the COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard with the Eviction Lab at Princeton University has yielded some interesting findings.

July 27, 2020
Scientists Point to Different Societal Factors That May Continue to Increase the Risk of Zoonotic Disease Emergence
Zoonotic diseases (zoonoses), according to the United Nations (UN) Environment Program, are “illnesses caused by pathogens that spread from animals to people and from people to animals.”

July 20, 2020
Aerosol Transmission of the COVID-19 Virus Concerns Linger
Some very small things are apparently a very big deal to a growing number of disease experts around the world.

July 20, 2020
Use of Robotics on Farms May be Poised to Increase
From rampant outbreaks among farmers to significant disruptions in the distribution process, U.S. farms have hardly been immune to the impacts of COVID-19.

July 13, 2020
Actually, It Can Happen to Us: Solar Storms
20 million U.S. jobs wiped out in March and April. TSA screenings in April 2020 (around 3.1 million) roughly 4% of what they were in April 2019 (nearly 67.6 million).

July 13, 2020
Rental E-scooters to Roll in NYC and UK
Major e-scooter companies, such as Lime and Bird, have been having a tough time during the COVID-19 crisis, with demand for rentals dropping by almost 100% in some places, according to The Verge.

July 13, 2020
More Exposures from Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells Come Into Focus
In recent years, the increasing number of abandoned oil and gas wells have reportedly corresponded with heightened concerns pertaining to a slew of environmental issues.

June 29, 2020
Indoor Airflow Model May Help Mitigate SARS-CoV-2 Laden Aerosols
Combating airborne viruses indoors may have gotten a bit easier.

June 29, 2020
COVID-19 Outbreak Serving as Additional Motivation to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine
Much attention has been paid to the race to develop a vaccine that could neutralize COVID-19.

June 22, 2020
Drones: Updates on Use Cases During COVID-19 and FAA Approvals
Back in April, we posted about the principle that emergencies don’t necessarily create change in the world, but rather accelerate changes that were already underway.

June 22, 2020
Stay-At-Home Guidelines Steers Attention to Indoor Air Pollution Risks
One of the few welcomed byproducts of COVID-19 confining people around the world to their homes was a significant drop in outdoor air pollution.

June 15, 2020
Reports: CBD is Being Prematurely Marketed as a COVID-19 Treatment
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound found in marijuana and hemp with apparent therapeutic effects.

June 15, 2020
COVID-19 Threatens Farm Workers at Harvest Season
Harvest season is arriving in many countries that are embattled with the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 15, 2020
COVID-19 Delays Could Jeopardize Construction Projects Designed to Protect Against Climate Change
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) website includes information indicating the decline in revenue that U.S. states may experience as a result of COVID-19.

June 15, 2020
COVID-19 Concerns May Push Some Back to Car Ownership
Can't take the train or bus or rideshare or rental car or rental e-scooter because of the COVID-19 crisis?

June 11, 2020
Information Emergence Lag and Wrong Signaling – Going Viral
(from Actuarial)
One of the problems with reopening under COVID-19 is that we only see the impact of our behavior a couple of weeks later.

June 8, 2020
Autonomous Vehicles: COVID-19 Crisis Producing Mixed Results
At the outset of the COVID-19 crisis, there appeared to be at least two trains of thought regarding how the trajectory of autonomous vehicle deployment may be affected by the pandemic.

June 8, 2020
FDA Holds Virtual Townhall on 3D Printed Nasal Swabs
3D Printing, or additive manufacturing, is generally a production technology that can produce actual components, parts, and products from a digital image blueprint.

June 1, 2020
What Could the Future of Food Production and Distribution Look Like?
Through the lens of technological developments, it could be argued that the 2010s was the decade of convenience and leisure.

June 1, 2020
Update on E-scooters During the COVID-19 Crisis
Pre-COVID-19, all the way back in 2019, The Verge indicated that hopping on an e-scooter wasn't always harmless fun: for example, over the course of a nearly three-month study in Austin, Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified 271 people that sustained scooter-related injuries.

June 1, 2020
Head Injuries: The COVID-19 Crisis Could have a Significant Impact on Football Participation in Years to Come
As many Americans are confined to their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak, avid sports fans around the country are wondering if they will be watching sports on television in 2020.

June 1, 2020
COVID-19: Drug Shortages are Becoming More Prominent, and There Appears to be No Quick Fix
Even prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, reports had been surfacing about the complications resulting from the complex supply chain that is involved in developing pharmaceutical drugs; especially with generics, which account for 90% of all prescriptions filled in the U.S., per CNN Business.

June 1, 2020
Researchers Investigate Aerosol Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Virus
Evidence is reportedly mounting that there is a risk that the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19, may be transmitted through the air as an aerosol emitted from an infected person.

May 26, 2020
Cities Use Ridesharing to Handle Some Transit Routes During COVID-19 Crisis
The COVID-19 crisis lockdowns have prevented people from traveling far from their homes, which have impacted ridesharing services dramatically.

May 26, 2020
During Quarantine, Concerns of Domestic Gun Violence Rise
While a lack of public gatherings (schools, concerts, parties) certainly helps mitigate the possibility of mass shootings, gun violence still looms as an issue during COVID-19.

May 18, 2020
Various Guidelines Released for Post-COVID-19 Risk Management
Although the COVID-19 crisis continues to persist in some countries and cities, some buildings will be re-opened for certain businesses and schools as lockdowns are gradually lifted.

May 18, 2020
COVID-19: What Will Urban Transportation Look Like in the Year to Come?
For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, news reports and visuals coming from China and Europe effectively represented a peek into a time portal for anxious U.S. businesses and residents.

May 18, 2020
How Will the Next Influenza Season Affect—and be Affected—by COVID-19?
Axios has reported on another COVID-19 consideration that could potentially grow more relevant as 2020 eventually winds down: flu season.

May 11, 2020
Diving into the Food Supply Chain: Why Has COVID-19 Led to Various Issues in U.S.?
As COVID-19 emerged into a generational pandemic, supply chains that chugged along and kept the global machine going in relative obscurity were suddenly thrust into the spotlight.

May 11, 2020
Artificial Intelligence Tools Being Used to Assist Healthcare Facilities with COVID-19
If necessity is the mother of invention, then many artificial intelligence tools may very well be borne out of this COVID-19 crisis.

May 11, 2020
COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Drone Capabilities
During the COVID-19 crisis, there have been various reports of drone use to assist in remote regions.

May 11, 2020
Updates in Alternative Energy: Microgrids, Nuclear Fusion, Energy Use Trends During COVID-19
Wired has reported on an ongoing electricity experiment in a small Colorado town that could have large implications for how energy is produced and consumed.

May 11, 2020
FDA Extends E-cigarette Premarket Review Deadline Due to COVID-19 Crisis
Back in 2019, The Hill reported that a federal judge had “ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to speed up its reviews of thousands of electronic cigarettes currently on the market.”

May 4, 2020
The Recycling Industry May be at a Crossroads
The recycling landscape shifted significantly, per Wired, in January 2018 when China stopped accepting two dozen types of recycling materials (including paper and plastic).

May 4, 2020
Norovirus News: $25M Hot Food Fine; Frozen Fruit Also Found Guilty
As WGN9 News noted, we are not hearing about COVID-19 warnings related to food because the virus that causes it, SARS-CoV-2, cannot survive our stomach acid.

May 4, 2020
Plumbing Concerns When Buildings Re-open Post-COVID-19
In 2019, Citylab explained that cities in the U.S. with shrinking populations have experienced poor water quality because of underutilization and underfunding of the drinking water infrastructure.

April 30, 2020
Rethinking Risk: The Potential Impacts for Personal and Commercial Lines Loss Costs
(from Visualize)
With much of the country staying at home and closed for business due to COVID-19, a substantial portion of the economy has nearly ground to a halt.

April 27, 2020
Getting Ready for a Restart: Managing Business Risks in a COVID-19 World
(from Visualize)
Here's a roadmap for how businesses can safely reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 27, 2020
Air Pollution Comes Under COVID-19 Spotlight
While smoking both conventional cigarettes and vaping devices have reportedly been linked to greater health issues for those who are inflicted with COVID-19, another “silent killer” has now been said to potentially have negative effects: air pollution.

April 27, 2020
3D Printing PPE Concerns During the COVID-19 Crisis
There have been reports that 3D Printing technology is being used to develop components that are vital for the production of crucial medical equipment, such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), during the COVID-19 outbreak.

April 27, 2020
How is COVID-19 Impacting the Cannabis Industry?
Cannabis is a subject the ISO Emerging Issues team has been keeping tabs on for several years as legalization continues to steadily progress through many states in the United States, and abroad.

April 27, 2020
FBI Warns About Cryptocurrency and Other Scams During COVID-19 Crisis
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a press release regarding cryptocurrency scams related to the COVID-19 outbreak that may occur via online accounts and via the "thousands" of globally located cryptocurrency kiosks.

April 20, 2020
Ransomware Threats Against Healthcare During COVID-19 Crisis
INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) has reported on an increase in ransomware threats against healthcare providers during the COVID-19 crisis.

April 20, 2020
Opioid Updates: CDC Report, COVID-19 Impacts, and Illicit Market Status
This past March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an analysis of data produced by 39 U.S. states and jurisdictions from 2017-2018.

April 20, 2020
Frequency and Severity: What Impacts Does Smoking Have on COVID-19?
Frequency and severity are two popular terms in the insurance universe. Below are multiple examples of how smoking—through both traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes—may increase the frequency and severity of COVID-19.

April 20, 2020
Distribution of Counterfeit Medical Goods are Surging Amid Equipment Shortage
With a reported shortage in masks and other accessories that could help reduce the spread of COVID-19, it appears that scams to exploit this gap in supply are proliferating.

April 20, 2020
How the COVID-19 Crisis May Affect Weather Data
During the COVID-19 crisis, experts (including Verisk's AIR) have been forecasting the geographic spread of the virus and the number of hospitalizations from this unfortunate event.

April 20, 2020
California Allows Nuro to Test AV Delivery Without a Driver
The World Economic Forum (WEF) notes that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as other government agencies around the world, have been advocating for social distancing to help prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

April 14, 2020
Will Fewer Drivers on the Road Mean Lower Auto Losses? It Depends
(from Visualize)
Staying at home and closing nonessential businesses during the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in one major benefit for people who still need to drive their vehicles: fewer cars on the road.

April 13, 2020
Various Buildings Converted for COVID-19 Patients
To handle the overwhelming number of COVID-19 patients and forecasts for hospital beds, buildings in many impacted areas are reportedly being converted into hospital-like facilities.

April 13, 2020
Report: Cyber Criminals Targeting Long-Term Strategy to Exploit COVID-19 Vulnerabilities
The COVID-19 outbreak has generated a plethora of concerns, and cybersecurity appears to be no exception.

April 13, 2020
Municipal Wastewater May Contain COVID-19 Clues
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) both stress that the main path of the novel coronavirus transmission is via respiratory droplets, some researchers are looking at the outbreak from a gastrointestinal angle

April 13, 2020
COVID-19 Puts Stress on Wildfire Preparations for Upcoming Season
Hellacious wildfire seasons in 2017 and 2018 shook up the landscape of California wildfire management. In response, the governor of California announced that $1 billion would be invested over a five-year span of forestland management.

April 13, 2020
How Will Innovation Shape the World After COVID-19?
The sheer velocity in which COVID-19 has upended the way of life for hundreds of millions—if not billions—of people may serve as a deterrent to try and process what the world will look like in a month.

April 9, 2020
The delivery economy: New coverages for drivers and businesses during COVID-19
(from Visualize)
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rapid shift in some quarters of the commercial sector regarding deliveries.

April 7, 2020
Addressing the Challenges of COVID-19: From Underwriting to Claims
(from Visualize)
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges for property/casualty insurers and policyholders across both personal and commercial lines.

April 6, 2020
Sanitizer Supply Chain Gets a Hand from Liquor Industry
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)has been advising the public to wash their hands with soap or to use sanitizer to prevent against becoming infected with COVID-19.

April 6, 2020
How is 3D Printing Assisting with Medical Equipment Shortages?
While various supply chain issues are reportedly causing issues for a wide range of industries, the inability for hospitals to procure the appropriate equipment could have the most harrowing impacts.

April 6, 2020
Researchers Explore Complex Pandemic Models Based on Social Contagion Patterns
Science Daily has reported that researchers from University of Vermont, Northeastern University, and the University of Michigan have been considering newer, more complex pandemic modeling after identifying similar patterns in both biologic and social contagions.

March 30, 2020
COVID-19 Tests Telehealth and the Internet
The global spread of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, appears to call attention to an increased need for virtual medical visits (telemedicine or telehealth), as well as increased dependency on the internet needed for that service: remote working, e-learning and streaming entertainment (videos and gaming).

March 30, 2020
Hospitals Face Equipment Shortage as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Surge
In the summer of 2019, a story published by Wired estimated that only 5% of the nearly 230 million surgical masks and 30% of approximately 20 million respirators purchased by American health care are manufactured in the United States.

March 30, 2020
Examining How COVID-19 Could Impact Auto Parts Supply Chain
In addition to health risks, there are a wide range of potential supply chain impacts that may topple because of the continued spread of novel coronavirus.

March 23, 2020
Sharing Economy Reacts to COVID-19 Outbreak
Ridesharing, home sharing and the gig economy industries are all reportedly concerned with the COVID-19 outbreak, with some already being impacted by it, and others preparing for it.

March 23, 2020
Companies May Face Increased Cyber Risk During COVID-19 Outbreak
Lexology has reported about a potential increase in cyber risk for some companies that resort to having more staff work remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak to mitigate possible infections.

March 23, 2020
How is Genomics Being Used to Contain Coronavirus Spread?
In lieu of a COVID-19 vaccine that, according to the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will take “at least a year and a half” to be ready for use, other efforts are reportedly being made to contain the spread of coronavirus.

March 23, 2020
Societal Trends Have–and May Continue to–Heighten Pandemic Risk
The impacts from coronavirus have reverberated throughout society. As countries and cities across the globe reportedly scramble to simultaneously contain the virus and mitigate disruptions, a question looms for if, and when, the fallout from coronavirus and its associated disease, COVID-19, is eventually managed: What if this happens again?

March 16, 2020
EPA Releases List of Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Surface Disinfectants
As the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) explains, SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. The CDC notes that transmission of the virus is mainly airborne from person to person.

March 16, 2020
COVID-19 Concerns Cancel and Postpone Conferences Worldwide
Wall Street Journal has reported that businesses conferences around the world have been forced to cancel or postpone due to concerns related to the novel coronavirus.

March 9, 2020
How Some Markets May be Disrupted by COVID-19 Outbreak
This post examines the potential impacts that various markets may experience as novel coronavirus continues to spread.

March 9, 2020
Telemedicine Being Deployed in Response to Coronavirus Spread
Mobihealthnews has reported on a series of technological developments, such as telemedicine and 5G, that are being incorporated into the diagnosis of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

March 2, 2020
China's Coronavirus App Determines if User Has Been Near Infected Individuals
What if your smartphone could warn you that you've been near a person with a contagious disease? That's more or less the app that BBC has reported that China has released to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2).

February 24, 2020
Novel Coronavirus Disrupts Some Global Businesses
The New York Times has reported that not only have many industries in China been closed to help mitigate the coronavirus outbreak (possibly until March 1st 2020, per The Verge), but many global companies have been compelled to make business decisions related to the outbreak, and some expect negative financial impacts.

February 24, 2020
Why the WHO is Concerned about Social Media's Role With the Spread of Coronavirus
If you are a reader who resides in the Northeast, perhaps there have been occasions in which snowy weather has forced you to stay inside for a day, if not multiple days.

February 18, 2020
Coronavirus: Various Supply Chain Concerns Come Into Focus
With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring in January that coronavirus had emerged into a global emergency, the supply chain is one of several areas of focus to consider.

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August 17, 2020
5 claims lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
When the COVID-19 public health crisis began its sweep across the globe in March, stay-at-home-orders expanded across the U.S., triggering a dramatic increase in remote work that left the economy reeling.

June 11, 2020
Insurance fraud detection in action: Identifying suspicious medical billing during the COVID-19 crisis
Learn how the pandemic has given rise to a new wave of questionable behavior showing up in insurance claims and find out how technology is helping detect fraudulent and abusive billing practices.

June 2, 2020
PCS Report: Pandemic Parametric
This PCS report explores the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 and discusses the role alternative forms of risk transfer will play in pandemic coverage.

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