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Big Data Fights Covid

Several government agencies have teamed up to exchange big data relating to Covid-19 in an effort to curb the pandemic, reports Health IT Analytics. 

The Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Veterans Affairs have announced a new big data analytics initiative to coordinate and share COVID-19 information.


Big Data Helps Manage Water

According to Security Beat, a new collaboration uses big data to help manage water in South Africa. 

Southern Africa has experienced drought-flood cycles for the past decade that strain the ability of any country to properly manage water resources.


Big Data Plays Role in New Game

New real estate game leverages big data to simulate real life, reports Houston Agent. 

With more than 3 billion devices being used worldwide, one game creator has come up with a way to put data to a fun new use that could appeal to real estate investors. 


Using Big Data to Ensure Public Health Guidelines are Met

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority is using big data to ensure compliance with public health guidelines, reports the Government of Dubai. 

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has set up a digital platform using Big Data, to detect any lack of compliance with the physical distancing between riders of public buses in Dubai and take enforcement measures accordingly.


Big Data Encourages Collaboration

According to the Times of Malta, scientists from both “wet” and “dry” disciplines are able to use big data to combine their research. 

‘Big Data’ has become a staple of scientific endeavour. The phrase crops up repeatedly in common parlance. It has become a buzzword synonymous with scientific effort, experimental complexity and data reliability. 


Big Data Used in Covid Fight

Scientists have used big data in several projects designed to learn how to beat the Covid-19 virus, reports the Scientist. 

Although cough and fever have been considered the most tell-tale signs of COVID-19, in May, researchers published a study suggesting that loss of smell and taste were better able to predict who would test positive for the disease. 


Big Data Informs Policy in Japan

In Japan the central bank is using big data to help inform policy decisions, reports Reuters. 

The coronavirus pandemic may have caused structural changes in Japan’s economy and the way it affects inflation, requiring the Bank of Japan to tap more deeply into big data in making policy decisions, the central bank’s top economist said on Thursday.


Big Data Could Derail Covid Fight

Researchers are rushing to use big data to fight Covid-19 without taking into consideration big data’s shortcomings, reports ReadWrite.

The Coronavirus Pandemic has spurred interest in big data to track the spread of the fast-moving pathogen and to plan disease prevention efforts. 


FBI Uses Big Data to Fight Crime

According to Forbes, the FBI has a special unit that investigates crimes using big data combined with facial recognition software to find the perpetrators.

In the wake of a mass shooting or terror attacks investigators can be left with hours of CCTV footage, video from witnesses, or clips from social media. 


Is Big Data Helping with the Covid-19 Fight?

According to Digital Market News, big data is helping lead the fight against Covid-19, but it also may be hindering it. 

Big Data has emerged as a leading technological advancement that’s fueling our efforts to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. At the time of writing, the world has seen 2,585,197 cases of COVID-19, and many countries are still waiting to hit their peak. Here is how large data as a double-edged sword in the combat COVID-19.


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