Here’s how data visualization designers help us understand and react to the corona crisis.
The Washington Post’s graphic reporter Harry Stevens produced a with animations to explain how a virus spreads exponentially and what impact different forms of social distancing and lockdown have on the spreading of the virus. The Washington Post offers this story for free and translated in 13 languages so that anyone with a computer can see this important information.
Screencaptures from wahsingtonpost.com
Meanwhile, Reuters’ Graphics Team how coronavirus cases exploded in South Korean churches and hospitals. The infographic shows how the virus at first was contained by tracing all the contacts of the first 30 people who either brought the virus into the country from Wuhan, China or contracted the virus locally. But then patient 31 was found, who in the days before her diagnosis had visited several crowded spots. Over 5.000 infected people can be traced down to this patient, some 60 percent of all cases now in South Korea.
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