According to the UK Office of National Statistics, the COVID-19 death toll in England and Wales up until April 17 was 54% higher than the government’s daily figures showed. According to ONS data, there were 22,351 COVID-19 attributed deaths up until April 17, whereas the UK government reported that 14,451
The online shopping and home delivery industries have experienced an influx over the past several weeks as people socially isolate and telecommute. Threat actors have been capitalizing on this recent adjustment, creating new scams luring victims through fake Coronavirus delivery issue emails. The emails contain malicious links or open malware.
After declining numbers of cases over the past few weeks, Italy has outlined its plans to ease restrictions after seven weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak within the nation, which has been the hardest-hit European country. Starting on May 4, Italians will be allowed to visit relatives in
Wuhan, China, the first city in the world to go into lockdown amid a rapidly spreading COVID-19 outbreak, has been struggling to return to normalcy after months of fear and anxiety. The end of the lockdown, which lasted 76 days, has left citizens worried about a second outbreak and businesses
We spend a lot of time thinking through emergency scenarios and the strategies that enable risk mitigation and opportunity exploitation around the world. Covid-19 provides a nearly unprecedented disruption at a global level that is reshaping our lives, economy, and culture. Here are some of the emergent ideas that are on my radar screen surrounding Covid-19 that could inform your decision making process or your scenario planning.
After just three weeks, Ghanian President Nana Akufo-Addo has lifted lockdown measures in two cities, stating that there had been improved COVID-19 testing and that the impact of the restrictions had been severe on the poor and vulnerable populations in the country. Nonessential businesses in Accra and Kumasi will be
Protests over COVID-19 lockdown erupted over several states this past weekend. However, state governors have stated that they will not end lockdown measures early. Health care workers in Denver stood in the streets in counter-protest against those fighting to end lockdowns. In Denver, protesters ordered the stay-at-home order to be
The coronavirus pandemic is creating concern that the US and Chinese economies will “decouple,” as COVID-19 disrupts supply chains and strains relations between the two countries. In March, 44% of 25 major US companies stated that decoupling would be impossible, compared to 66% in October. Therefore, enterprises have become increasingly
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Africa could be the next region to be hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, following behind Asia, Europe, and North America. Across the continent so far, there have been almost 1,000 deaths and 19,000 infections, however, these rates are drastically lower than those exhibited
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of hackers called the Ghost Squad Hackers (GSH) have been active again after a fairly quiet few years. The group is an offshoot of the hacktivist group Anonymous. A blog post by Vigilante, a cyberthreat intelligence firm, stated that the recent hacks conducted by