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NEW: we’re pleased to announce all of our excess deaths data is now public, in CSV format • Data for 24 countries and counting • Down to regions/cities in many cases • Includes numbers for Italy through to end of April
Now for a peak behind-the-scenes: In some cases the data was easy to come-by, with national statistical bodies like @ONS making timely mortality data readily available. In others, it was trickier...
NEW: a lot of data on reported Covid deaths is highly suspect, so we’ve been looking into excess mortality — how many more people than usual have been dying around the world in recent weeks? Story by me, @ChrisGiles_ & @valentinaromei (free to read):
NEW: Saturday 21 March update of our coronavirus mortality trajectories tracker • Today we add annotations showing when each country locked down • UK & US already have more deaths than when China, Spain, France & others locked down Live version here:
New project: A “Bar Chart Race” animation showing the changing ranks of the 10 biggest cities in the world since 1500. Fascinating to watch giant cities vanish after falling in conquests, and amazing that three UK cities were in the top 8 in the late 1800s.