Statista Infographics Bulletin – Life in a Pandemic
As a significant part of the world population is currently on lockdown in an attempt to contain the coronavirus pandemic, people are finding new ways to work and stay in touch with their loved ones. Today’s newsletter focuses on life in a pandemic, looking at the rise of video chat apps, behavioral changes and other aspects of the ongoing crisis. Have a nice weekend, stay home and stay healthy.
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Unsurprisingly, workplace communication tools such as Slack and Teams have seen a jump in usage as working from home has become the new norm in recent weeks. People are also making use of similar tools in their personal lives, however, leading to a spike in downloads of video chat apps. According to Priori Data, global downloads of Skype, Houseparty and Zoom each surged by more than 100 percent in March, with the latter proving particularly popular among people meeting up virtually while being confined to their homes. Read more.
How have U.S. residents adjusted their behavior after the COVID-19 outbreak? The most common thing to do is to wash one’s hands or sanitize them more often – definitely a move in the right direction by 85 percent of Americans. Read more.