Max Roser

Max Roser


Researcher @UniOfOxford – Follow me for data visualizations of long-term trends of living standards – mostly from my web publication: http://t.co/yb8aQ0PDjL

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At the peak of the outbreak the number of confirmed COVID19 deaths in France and the UK was similarly high. But then two paths diverged: in the last week France reported on average 76 deaths per day, while the UK reported 302 deaths per day.

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The latest daily count for Spain has negative cases & deaths. –We report data exactly as it is compiled by @ECDC_EU  –The ECDC relies on data of the government of Spain Their report says this is due to reporting changes & might persist for several days.

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Spain is not the only country that has changed their methodology for counting cases and deaths in recent weeks. It is to be expected in the context of a rapidly developing situation and other countries have also changed their methodology in the past weeks.

We communicate this issue with the Spanish data in our charts like this. [interactive chart ]

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Countries that responded successfully and kept the outbreak under control are now doing hundreds or even thousands of tests per each case they find. Lithuania 448 tests per case Korea 519 tests per case Greece 531 Australia 2846 For more countries →

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Schools and universities closures in 192 countries disrupted the education of 90% of the world’s student population – nearly 1.6 billion young people. From this new extensive CCSA report on the impact of the pandemic:

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Historically it has often taken very long from the discovery of a pathogen to the development of the vaccine. We need to do our best to do much better than ever before for COVID19. [This is from our work with @SJVanders  and @bdadonaite  on vaccinations: ]

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We just updated all of our work on the #COVID19  pandemic for today Wednesday 27th May. → This is a view of our Data Explorer, which you find on the main page and where you can see the data on cases, deaths, and tests for all countries in the world.

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What has Sweden achieved by not imposing a severe lockdown? And what has the country failed to achieve with following a different path? Nuanced answers - based on the latest evidence - by @s8mb ⁩ and ⁦ @pdmsero ⁩

Charts on Our World in Data have a blue time slider below them. • You can use it to focus on the time span that is of interest to you. • And if you bring both ends together to the same time point the line chart turns into a bar chart. Try it out

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1/ Many of you ask me why I take the COVID-19 outbreak so seriously. Current numbers of cases and deaths are *not* why. 👇 A thread on why I’m worried and what I do personally in this situation.

The UK that has now the highest rate of confirmed deaths from #COVID19  worldwide. [Link to the source: ]

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Why you should not use pie charts.

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South Korea shows that it is possible to win against #COVID19  Testing is a big reason for their success Daily new confirmed cases peaked 12 days ago and are falling since then. You can see the data for all countries in our entry

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I have written a short history of how living conditions have changed globally over the last two centuries:

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6/ Early in an outbreak, containment is key. Slowing the rate of infection means that the number of people who are sick at the *same time* does not exceed the capacity of the health system. [I wish more people understood the intention of containment.]

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A perspective for Europeans to understand just how big hurricane Irma is. [Source of the comparison: ]

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Share of people that thinks that humans have evolved from other animals vs GDP per capita of the country.

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