The Daily Data: Monday, February 3, 2020
The Daily Data sums up the numbers making headlines.
Here are the figures for Monday, February 3, 2020.
Today, Hong Kong has closed the majority of its borders with mainland China. Why? Coronavirus. More than 2,500 medical professionals went on strike, demanding the government do a better job of handling the coronavirus outbreak. The Financial Times is reporting that 15 cases of the virus have now been confirmed in Hong Kong. Learn more here.
Beyonce and Jay-Z sat down during the national anthem at Super Bowl 54. Instead of standing up for Demi Lovato’s 1 minute and 59 second rendition of a song written by slave owners, the couple decided to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick (who was volunteering on Super Bowl Sunday). Watch the video of Bey and Jay chillin’ at Hard Rock Stadium. Or visit Kaepernick’s foundation, Know Your Rights Camp.
Bushfires in Australia have cut power to 80,000 homes and killed an estimated 1 billion animals since September. Along with causing unprecedented economic and environmental damage, officials are now warning that heavy smoke from the fires threaten to blow towards highly populated areas like Canberra, located in Australia’s Capital Territory (ACT). Learn more here.
It feels like it’s been happening all year, but the U.S. presidential election season officially kicks off today. Through votes at the Iowa caucuses, the state will send 41 pledged delegates to the 2020 Democratic Convention. Though Iowa makes up 0.95 of the total U.S. population, its 41 chosen delegates have an immense impact. USA Today explains why.