On March 29, Google published the latest series of reports, detailing the policy impact on personal mobility in the U.S. According to Google, “These reports show how visits and length of stay at different places change compared to a baseline.” I aggregated the numbers to get a more general picture of the policy impact by State. The winner are the residents of HAWAII who made the most significant changes according to Google’s numbers.
3/11 is a day many of us will look back with disbelief. It was the day when the World Health Organization (WHO) classified the virus outbreak as a pandemic. A day, unlike 9/11, that didn’t catch one’s attention instantly because it felt too far away for many of us. The WHO told us to expect an invisible enemy and to make preparations. We know what happened: Lots of false claims, lots of confusion, lots of missed opportunities to limit the impact of COVID-19.