7. Covid19

A web site to visualize covid-19 statistics.
The site is updated daily with data from John Hopkins University.

Documentation:

Purpose:

More than numbers, I hope the site will help contribute to answering these questions: 
  • How to mourn and memorialize the thousands dying everyday from the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • How to assess the impact on the families and the communities of the deceased?

  • How to build enduring institutions to mitigate their suffering and address systemic inequalities?
Video explainer for site:

Video of site with p5js integration: 

Roadmap for site:

This is a work-in-progress currently only showing country level statistics.
The rough plan is to extend along this roadmap:

- publish public repo for other developers
drill down to community level statistics
- connect to statistics on frontline workers.
- support community driven mourning

Inspiration:

"...workers whom we trust with our health, our nourishment, our loved ones, and our lives are too often ignored, underpaid, and overworked..."

"...This is a space to remember and honor every person who died..."

"...America has reached a grim milestone in the coronavirus outbreak — each figure here represents one of the 100,000 lives lost so far. But a count reveals only so much. Memories, gathered from obituaries across the country, help us to reckon with what was lost..."

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