Every Single Person

In March 2020, with the gravity of the early stages of pandemic beginning to sink in, I spent a weekend coming up with an interactive piece that visualizes, not an abstraction, but by pushing the capabilities of web canvas and modern browsers, a 1:1 representation of every single reported case of COVID 19. The data source, Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, initially run by fly by night volunteers, went through a few schema changes which broke the visualization until they locked into the format that is continually updated today. As you scroll through the waves of data you get an idea for how any given country (mis)manages their record. Some skip weekends, some drop out only to pick back up again later, and some are consistent.

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