From the Introduction: "The pandemic presents tough choices. National and regional governments, local communities, health and school systems, as well as families and businesses are being forced to take many difficult decisions: How to re open safely? How to safeguard people's lives and protect their livelihoods? Where to allocate scarce resources? How to protect those unable to protect themselves? Answers to questions like these will affect our short-term success in battling the virus and could have impacts for generations to come. More than ever, the world needs reliable and trustworthy data and statistics to inform these important decisions. The United Nations and all member organizations of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) collect and make available a wealth of information for assessing the multifaceted impacts of the pandemic. This report updates some of the global and regional trends presented in the first volume and offers a snapshot of how COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] continues to affect the world today across multiple domains. The report also highlights the impact of the pandemic on specific regions and population groups."
2020 Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/]
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