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NEW: today we've published the culmination of a weeks-long team effort, summarising everything data has shown us about the virus over the year so far, from Wuhan to the autumn resurgence Free to read, with a wealth of #dataviz on the key trends.
Anyone who is interested in facts about Covid globally should look at this remarkable article by my data team colleagues. But if you want a simple story to fit your prejudices, look away
Too many people are pushing the false and costly choice that we need to sacrifice lives to help the economy. In reality, the economy won't come back until we beat Covid. HT: via
Absolutely phenomenal journalism and dataviz on #COVID19, well worth a look
Great summary and visualisations of the first 10 months of COVID-19
It is false that pandemic policy is a trade-off between protecting the economy, or protecting citizens. An uncontrolled virus wrecks the economy; controlling the spread allows life to go on. Graph illustrating this from the 's excellent data series
The Financial Times isn't exactly a raging public health advocate. They conclude, based on data: Places that control the virus by protecting their people also protect their economy. Paraphrasing Carville, to protect the economy, it's the pandemic, stupid.
Places hit hardest in Europe in the spring are getting hit hardest now. Maybe percolating infections flaring again, maybe crowded places do worse. But certainly doesn't suggest much of an impact of herd immunity at even moderately high infection rates.
US coronavirus death trends by urban vs rural areas. Really brings home the point that rural America is currently the country's "hotspot"
Stunningly good reporting by ⁦⁩ I have no wish to live in a society with China’s authoritarian level of social control. But I fear that the Covid pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to liberal democracy’s reputation for effective governance.
At the grand strategic level, evidence suggests there is no trade off: Countries that were unable to control their corona outbreaks have tended to suffer the most economic pain
Proud to be part of the incredibly talented Visual/Data journalism team. This huge team effort tells the story of the pandemic using charts and maps #dataviz #ddj #gistribe
"By whatever measure the pandemic’s grimmest accounting is computed, the UK’s death toll — and particularly England’s — remains among the highest in the world." We fear the virus - but we also fear the incompetence of its management.
_ Fantastic (free) FT long-read on history of C19 • With great charts & maps • Covid-19: The global crisis — in data
The toll of fatalities across the US and change over time via
Great deep dive on different aspects of COVID-19 data by team
On the 300,000 US deaths related to the pandemic thus far in 3 key graphs 1. Different definitions UK example 2. Debunking the false claim of over-counting by 3. The new report
The with the most comprehensive look at the global progression of coronavirus. Well done. Everyone should spend a few minutes with this.
Kudos to the for this interesting, engaging and data-based chronological discussion of the global spread of #Covid-19.
The FT traces the Covid-19 outbreak in charts, maps and graphics to understand the scale and impact of a pandemic that has claimed 1m lives
The higher the COVID death toll the bigger the hit to the economy. Lots for us to learn in the UK and no 'good' options available now. (And great article from - thanks)
India, at bottom, is in a world of pain. Modi & Shah chose most stringent lockdown measure that instead of containing virus, scattered it deep into countryside. Crashed economy 25%;then a tiny fiscal rescue package (~1% of GDP) as people's lives fell apart
The global Covid-19 crisis — in data: Charts and maps shows paradoxes of a pandemic that has claimed a million lives
There is lots to like about the combined narrative on Covid-19. But it is a very misleading picture focussing on public interventions as the driver of pandemic dynamics. The evidence now suggests otherwise. [1/n]
Unglaublich gute Aufbereitung der weltweiten #Corona #COVID19 #Pandemie vom Frühjahr bis heute in der . Sehr gut recherchiert, exzellent aufbereitet und mit sehr weitem Blick (von Fernost bis Südamerika). Highlights mit Bildern im Thread!
Re-upping this.. it quite something. Covid-19 in data - the charts and maps shows paradoxes of a pandemic that has claimed a million lives
. we've published the culmination of a weeks-long team effort, summarising everything data has shown us about the virus over the year so far, from Wuhan to the autumn resurgence Free
Covid-19: The global crisis — in data Charts and maps show paradoxes of a pandemic that has claimed a million lives
"Countries that were unable to control their outbreaks have tended to suffer the most economic pain" Graph of cummulative deaths/million and fall in GDP. Health & economic interests are aligned.
Hats off to the team that prepared this superb analysis (and the rich accompanying visualizations). It's one of the best resources I've come across for following COVID-19's trajectory to date and unpacking its disparate health effects across the world.
Nice overview of Covid-19 in data from the Some in depth comparisons. I also like how they credit their data sources so clearly at the end. We could learn from this in science! ht:
In general, countries which have managed to suppress #COVID19 have experienced less economic damage. There is no need to choose between protecting the economy or protecting health. Choosing to suppress the virus protects both.
In the US, the great Covid migration: from cities to rural areas, fueled by failed Federal policies.
This stunning #covid19 #dataviz from the is worth spending some time with
I want to be clear that the reason why I am impressed with the FT presentation of the data is *not* because it supports all of the positions I have taken. It presents data that supports testing, which I have supported. But … 1/2
Covid-19: The global crisis — in data
The Financial Times traces the Covid-19 pandemic with charts, maps and graphics to understand its scale and impact.
Charts and maps show insights — and paradoxes — of the pandemic that has claimed more than a million lives via
Covid-19: The global crisis — in data: Charts and maps shows paradoxes of a pandemic that has claimed a million lives via
Great stuff here on #Covid-19: The global crisis — in data #coronavirus #COVID19 #health #onpoli #canada #ottawa #ottnews
Brilliant summary of Covid-19 pandemic across the world with great graphics to summarise the data.
Covid-19: The global crisis — in data
well then. It's almost like the economy depends on controlling the virus. Whodathunkit? source is this superb site:
The traces the Covid-19 pandemic with charts, maps and graphics to understand its scale and impact via
A year of #COVID19 in a few wonderful graphs. via
Nicely done #dataviz from the showing how #COVID19 has spread ht