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Claire Chen

Claire is a Data Analyst at Derived from Data News.

She previously worked in data engineering at a global health and wellness company where she designed star schema and build data pipelines to help launch new products.

Claire has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. She is pursuing a Masters of Science in Statistics at Baruch College with an expected graduation in December 2020.

October 30, 2020 / Economy, Travel

Americans are ready to start traveling again, even with the second wave of COVID-19 approaching

From Claire Chen
With the holidays top of mind, data from TSA shows that there is still a significant difference in the number of travelers passing through TSA checkpoints compared to a year ago. The daily average number of travelers passing through TSA checkpoints in 2019 was 2.4 million while in 2020 it is currently hovering around 570,000 a 76% decrease.
September 28, 2020 / Culture

Internet speeds recover above pre-COVID-19 levels.

From Claire Chen
According to data from Ookla, the quality of US mobile and fixed internet networks suffered as a result of COVID-19. As individual states implemented mandatory lockdowns and Americans spent more time indoors, internet consumption surged resulting in a virtual traffic jam. Streaming entertainment, video-conferencing, and social-media are the main culprits.