What are we reading? July 23, 2020

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.


 

Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor:

Some helpful pointers here on how to make sense of pandemic statistics – such as the importance of looking at seven-day averages and not just daily fluctuations in data. – ProPublica

https://www.propublica.org/article/how-to-understand-covid-19-numbers

 

The border remains closed, but that hasn’t stopped COVID-infected Americans from sneaking across the 49th parallel, or kept some legitimate visitors from the U.S. from breaking quarantine here. – Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-canada-border-idUSKCN24L2F9


 

Emma Crawford Hampel, online editor:

Very little is known about how COVID-19 manifests. What causes some carriers to be asymptomatic? – National Geographic

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/07/why-do-asymptomatic-coronavirus-cases-even-happen-cvd/

 

Hayley Woodin, reporter:

Deloitte Canada asked: what is the future of the mall? In a post-pandemic world, malls will need to emphasize safety. They could also become foodie destinations and logistic hubs. – Deloitte Canada

https://www2.deloitte.com/ca/en/pages/consumer-industrial-products/articles/future-of-the-mall.html 

 

Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

Big dollars in big tech, you say? How about a market cap of US$6.4 trillion and a 53% jump in that total in one year for Apple, Amazon and the rest of the big tech quintet. – Forex School Online Review 

https://www.forexschoolonline.com/the-big-five-us-tech-giants-hit-6-4trn-in-market-cap-a-53-jump-in-a-year/

 

Pretty good cashflow in mobile games too: US$52 billion and counting. – Golden Casino News https://goldencasinonews.com/blog/2020/03/09/mobile-games-to-hit-%24566bn-in-revenue-by-2024/