Over the past two years, dozens of organizations used Facebook's Data for Good products to improve wellbeing and save lives. Their most profound applications include disaster preparedness projects, vaccination campaigns, and effective deployment of services during times of natural disaster.
Cross-Border Mobility Responses to Covid-19 in Europe: New Evidence from Facebook Data
This study by Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research and Universite Catholique de Louvain uses Facebook users’ mobility to study the daily evolution of cross-border movements of people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The ethical use of high‑performance computing and artifcial intelligence: fighting COVID‑19 at Barcelona Supercomputing Center
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an extraordinary medical, economic and humanitarian emergency. Artificial intelligence, in combination with other digital technologies, is being used as a tool to support the fight against the viral pandemic that has affected the entire world since the beginning of 2020.
COVID-19 To Go? The Role of Disasters and Evacuation in the COVID-19 Pandemic
This study investigates the relationship between disaster damage, sheltering-in-place, evacuation-related mobility, and contagion following Hurricane Zeta in Southeastern Louisiana and The Wildfires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, California, known as the Glass Fire. The study draws on data from the county subdivision level and mapped and aggregated tallies of Facebook user movement. Findings suggest associations between disaster damage and higher rates of COVID-19 cases.
INDONESIA: COVID-19 Country Profile from the COVID-19 Symptom Survey for January 10 – March 31, 2021
This report aims to help policymakers utilize data collected from the COVID-19 Symptom Survey to inform the COVID-19 response in Indonesia. This country profile provides demographic breakdowns of self-reported COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, reasons for hesitancy, trusted information sources and key behaviors such as mask wearing and social distancing in Indonesia. The report’s findings are based on a sample size of 178,988 survey respondents in Indonesia from January 10 - March 31, 2021.
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Socioeconomic status determines COVID-19 incidence and related mortality in Santiago, Chile
The current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted cities particularly hard. This publication from researchers at Harvard University used Facebook mobility data to look at the unequal health outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic based on socio-economic status in Chile. The analysis shows a strong association between socioeconomic status and both COVID-19 outcomes and public health capacity.
Volcanic Explosion in St Vincent and the Grenadines – Facebook Population Mobility Analysis from April 10th through 17th, 2021
On April 9th, 2021 the La Soufriere volcano in the north of the island of St. Vincent erupted, spewing heavy ash and smoke across the island and much of the surrounding region. An estimated 16,000 persons in the most heavily affected area were evacuated from the island and another estimated 2,000 persons left their homes. Direct Relief conducted a space-time hotspot analysis of population changes based on Facebook's Disaster Maps aggregated population data between April 10th and April 17th, which indicates the magnitude of the population reduction in northern St. Vincent, and the relative shift to southern communities.