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And do read the linked thread: The point is not "oh look we’re fine now", it’s that the more muted current trajectories are due in most part to the actions we’re taking to reduce transmission. Relax those actions, transmission grows, and mortality rates (not just numbers) grow.
NEW: a fresh layout for our US excess deaths data Placing each state’s chart in its rough location highlights different shapes of the epidemic, from short but towering spikes in north-east to prolonged climbs or twin-peaks in south & west Free to read:
I particularly love this wonderful graphic from the brilliant @DatumFan , showing that as Trump focused on stopping arrivals from China, Europe was already a key source of transmission to the US. By early February more new cases were coming from chains within the US, not overseas
@AlistairHaimes Hi Alistair, what’s your source for that re: Paris? That Lombardy chart was sparked by an initial chart showing that on average, there is if anything a positive association between spring and autumn waves, with Paris a prime example
NEW: Friday 27 March update of coronavirus mortality trajectories • UK has more dead at this stage than any country except Spain & Italy ⚠️ • US now clearly more deaths than China or Iran, could soon pass France • India added Live version FREE TO READ
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 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.