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Public Health

Sources for operations, marketing, and finance as they relate to public health.

Dashboards and data trackers for Covid -19

Point of view: Surveillance society or safe public health? This depends on whether you are the subject or the scientist  


Mobility Data


Apple | Maps Mobility Data 

  • "You can download the complete data set, which features daily changes in requests for directions by transportation type for all available countries/regions, sub-regions, and cities."

Google | COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports 

  • "These Community Mobility Reports aim to provide insights into what has changed in response to policies aimed at combating COVID-19. The reports chart movement trends over time by geography, across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.”                      

Uncast | COVID-19 Location Data Toolkit 

  • Continually updated. "COVID-19 is upending our health, our economy, and our world. Organizations in every sector are turning to location data and human mobility insights to measure its impact, create pivot strategies, and predict recovery." Uncast collects human mobility data from cell phones.            

Citymapper | Citymapper Mobility Index

  • Continually updated. Using data from the Citymapper app to see how usage of the mobility app has changed around the world in recent weeks.            

SafeGraph | The Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Foot Traffic

  • Continually updated. "SafeGraph data provides unique and valuable insights into these changes, particularly foot-traffic to businesses and consumer points-of-interest. At SafeGraph, we are committed to open access to information, so we built this dashboard to share SafeGraph data insights faster (updated daily)."

Internet Use


Kasper Datahaus | Global Internet Pressure

  • "KASPR Datahaus’ Global Internet Pressure Map shows the effect of covid19 on local Internet Infrastructure. The map was created using measurements on the differences in the speed of internet packets traveling between the US and destinations regions reveal the pressure of the new tele-work reality." Mentioned in Hidden data is revealing the true scale of the coronavirus outbreak from Wired on March 20, 2020.

ICPSR | COVID-19 Data Repository    

  • Open source institutional repository.  "The COVID-19 Data Repository is a repository for data examining the social, behavioral, public health, and economic impact of the novel coronavirus global pandemic."