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COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports

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  1. cwagner
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    My biggest surprise was how effective the shutdown in South Africa is: https://www.gstatic.com/covid19/mobility/2020-03-29_ZA_Mobility_Report_en.pdf Expected but fun to see what a spike they had...

    My biggest surprise was how effective the shutdown in South Africa is: https://www.gstatic.com/covid19/mobility/2020-03-29_ZA_Mobility_Report_en.pdf
    Expected but fun to see what a spike they had just before it came into effect ;)

    Here is Google’s blog post explaining the why: https://www.blog.google/technology/health/covid-19-community-mobility-reports

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    bhrgunatha
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    Grimly fascinating. After a few cursory glances. Obvious to look at Italy: -94% / -85% / -90% / -87% / - 63% Home: +24% Spain very similar. Anywhere else beating New Zealand? Retail & Recreation -...

    Grimly fascinating. After a few cursory glances.

    Obvious to look at Italy: -94% / -85% / -90% / -87% / - 63% Home: +24%
    Spain very similar.

    Anywhere else beating New Zealand?
    Retail & Recreation - 91% / Transit -84%.

    South Korea out in the Parks in force.+51%

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    1. vektor
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      Take the parks one with a dump truck of salt, I would expect that graph to be very seasonal. I've cut back on walks a little bit due to corona, but that is overshadowed by the weather just being...

      Take the parks one with a dump truck of salt, I would expect that graph to be very seasonal. I've cut back on walks a little bit due to corona, but that is overshadowed by the weather just being better, so I have more opportunities. Compare NZ and AUS, they're down 78 and 35%.

      In germany, the end of the data collection period (and what they base their percentages on) was a very cold, partially snowy Sunday right after a very beautiful spring Saturday. People've had their fill. This is visible in the data.

      Spain and italy are pretty clear cut though. They're not going to parks.

      That category is also kind of messy anyway. "national parks,public beaches, marinas, dog parks, plazas,and public gardens". That can be anything from having a boozy BBQ with a lot of people on the next-best piece of lawn you can find - or it can be self-isolation in a national park with your tent and dog.

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