Views and Points
This set of posters, contributed by Vientiane-based artist Khamhou Phanludeth, brings home the message that in times of chaos, it is human connection that makes all the difference.
COVID-19 appears to have passed its peak in China, more than two months after it took over global headlines. But life remains far from normal in the Chinese capital Beijing.
Numbers are important, as well as context. Click here to view data visualisation charts around the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia. A Reporting ASEAN collaboration with Yvonne Chua.
The issue of COVID-19 testing seems to be on everyone’s radar. This set of charts tracks two types of statistics that tell a much more contextualised story – the total number of tests done as reported by the governments of 11 Southeast Asian countries, as well the number of tests in proportion to their population sizes. Updated every week. Data visualisation by Yvonne T Chua.
Remember the COVID-19 hoax claiming that alkaline foods can protect you from the virus? This feature, which does ‘contact tracing’ of its viral trail across countries and languages, shows that as challenging as fact checking is, the work must continue.
Tired of pandemic stats? COVID-19 is not leaving anytime soon, so here are six tips to help you find your way through the swirl of pandemic figures – and make more informed decisions in these uncertain times.
The Philippines, the world’s top exporter of labour, is seeing group after group of overseas workers return after losing their jobs in the wake of the economic shock dealt by the COVID-19 crisis. The country has never seen anything like this in its 50 years of experience in labour exports. How will the pandemic change migration? Johanna Son of Reporting ASEAN reports in this Q&A chat.
Infodemic. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, online spaces in Southeast Asia have become a petri dish of deafening ‘noise’ and filth on steroids, into which fear-based behaviour sinks comfortably. But in the end, using online spaces involves personal responsibility, and cannot be passed on to Big Tech.