The line is blue when the rate of positive tests in a country is low – this means a country performs many tests relative to the size of the outbreak.
Red indicates a high positive rate of tests. This suggests that the true number of infections may...
The risk of a child dying before five years of age is largely characterized by preventable causes, including acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, malaria, birth complications, and congenital abnormalities.
Thread by @MaxCRoser: Early in the pandemic we noticed that some countries responded very successfully to the #COVID19 pandemic. We teamed uplleagues around the world and studied 3 countries in depth – to learn how they were so much more succesful....
Germany is one country which has responded well to the Coronavirus pandemic. How did they do so? In-country experts provide key insights.
Max RoserGermany is one of the European countries that stands out.
Colleagues from the Robert Koch Institute – Lothar Wieler and Ute Rexroth – and René Gottschalk studied what Germany got right and what we can learn from it
How can we identify which countries have responded well to the Coronavirus pandemic? We look at the key metrics that help us identify success stories.
Max RoserWith epidemiologists @DaveKennID, @A_Seale & @DanielBausch2 we developed the framework to identify the countries that responded successfully.
In this (very data-rich) article we explain how we selected Korea, Germany, and Vietnam.
Excess mortality has become a key metric to understand the true impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. But how is excess mortality measured; and what can we learn from cross-country comparisons? Janine Aron and John Muellbauer provide an overview on...
Using the newly launched growth forecasts from the Global Economic Prospects , we can update the estimate of the pandemic on global poverty. The new growth forecasts contain two scenarios—baseline and downside—allowing us to explore...
Max RoserI have signed the petition to the New York Times to ask them to not expose the identity of Scott Alexander who is the pseudonymous author of Slate Star Codex – the most interesting corner of the internet.
We're calculating up-to-date values for Rt — the number to watch to measure COVID spread
Max RoserEstimates of the reproductive number from rt.live for US states:
Chart on the left: The situation two months ago.
The Rt was above 1 in only 5 states.
Chart on the right: The situation now.
The Rt is above 1 in 29 US states. pic.twitter.com/ts6fTd1ASr