COVID-19's Affect on Unemployment: State, Race and Industry

Faced with a fast-spreading disease, a slew of misinformation and unclear guidance from all levels of government, the national economy contracted as businesses temporarily or permanently shut down. It is apparent that **certain sectors of the economy **have been hit differently by the response to the virus, and this article will explore employment trends from January to June 2020 for three cross-sections: state, race, and industry.

Data for this analysis was retrieved from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can download the data and check out a python notebook at my github repo.


This notebook describes several examples of queries to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics API and cleans the data into a…

State Unemployment

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Some states have been slower to recover from the knee-jerk job market crash that followed the outbreak of COVID-19. Nevada, who has almost 300,000 workers in the hospitality and leisure industries, saw unemployment hit 30 percent in April 2020.

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COVID-19's Affect on Unemployment: State, Race and Industry

Data Scientist Creates Python Script To Track Available Slots For Covid Vaccinations

Bhavesh Bhatt, Data Scientist from Fractal Analytics posted that he has created a Python script that checks the available slots for Covid-19 vaccination centres from CoWIN API in India. He has also shared the GitHub link to the script.

The YouTube content creator posted, “Tracking available slots for Covid-19 Vaccination Centers in India on the CoWIN website can be a bit strenuous.” “I have created a Python script which checks the available slots for Covid-19 vaccination centres from CoWIN API in India. I also plan to add features in this script of booking a slot using the API directly,” he added.

We asked Bhatt how did the idea come to fruition, he said, “Registration for Covid vaccines for those above 18 started on 28th of April. When I was going through the CoWIN website –, I found it hard to navigate and find empty slots across different pin codes near my residence. On the site itself, I discovered public APIs shared by the government [] so I decided to play around with it and that’s how I came up with the script.”

Talking about the Python script, Bhatt mentioned that he used just 2 simple python libraries to create the Python script, which is datetime and requests. The first part of the code helps the end-user to discover a unique district_id. “Once he has the district_id, he has to input the data range for which he wants to check availability which is where the 2nd part of the script comes in handy,” Bhatt added.

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How Is TCS Helping With COVID-19 Testing In India

COVID-19 cases have only been on the rise. With the non-availability of effective drugs and vaccines, one of the effective ways to control it is to detect it early in patients. However, the task is easier said than done. While a large number of test kits are being produced, they are not enough to conduct testing in large numbers.

Government-run body, C-CAMP or Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platform, has been a key enabler in driving COVID-19 testing as it has been aggressively building, managing and scaling the ecosystem of MSMEs to produce test kits indigenously. However, they might not be enough.

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How The New AI Model For Rapid COVID-19 Screening Works?

With the current pandemic spreading like wildfire, the requirement for a faster diagnosis can not be more critical than now. As a matter of fact, the traditional real-time polymerase chain reaction testing (RT-PCR) using the nose and throat swab has not only been termed to have limited sensitivity but also time-consuming for operational reasons. Thus, to expedite the process of COVID-19 diagnosis, researchers from the University of Oxford developed two early-detection AI models leveraging the routine data collected from clinical reports.

In a recent paper, the Oxford researchers revealed the two AI models and highlighted its effectiveness in screening the virus in patients coming for checkups to the hospital — for an emergency checkup or for admitting in the hospital. To validate these real-time prediction models, researchers used primary clinical data, including lab tests of the patients, their vital signs and their blood reports.

Led by a team of doctors — including Dr Andrew Soltan, an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Professor David Clifton from Oxford’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor David Eyre from the Oxford Big Data Institute — the research initiated with developing ML algorithms trained on COVID-19 data and pre-COVID-19 controls to identify the differences. The study has been aimed to determine the level of risk a patient can have to have COVID-19.

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Travel after COVID-19: Learning from previous industry crises

Long before the 2020 coronavirus pandemic started, travel business repeatedly faced wars, energy shocks, economic downturns, natural disasters, and epidemics. But every time it adapted to the new reality, learning lessons from crises.

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Impact Of COVID-19 in the Transportation Industry: Smart Mobility To Sustain Post-COVID-19

The transportation industry has evolved with the trends of automobile companies and people. With people preferring safer, economical rides due to COVID-19 and automobile firms shifting from fuel to electric-powered vehicles, smart mobility is set to become the future of taxis.

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