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Spatial analytics-stories from the global media on COVID-19

April 10, 2020

WGIC came across the work from four global media brands – BBC, The Washington Post, The Financial Times and The New York Times. The most recommended work from this is the work titled ‘How the Virus Got Out’ from The New York Times.

1. The New York Times – How the virus got out

New York Times - How the Virus Got Out

An interactive feature from the New York Times that provides a storyline on how the COVID-19 spread around the world to become a pandemic as citizens from Wuhan traveled across the globe, untraced. Visit the NYT website to access the visualization.

2. Other dashboards from the New York Times

Coronavirus in the U.S.: How Fast It’s Growing

These maps show the number of cases or deaths in all of the country’s metropolitan and micropolitan areas over the last four weeks.

The New York Times COVID-19 Maps of Metro Areas in the USA, shows the number of cases or deaths in all of the country’s metropolitan and micropolitan areas over the last four weeks.

Where America Didn’t Stay Home Even as the Virus Spread

This map from The New York Times provides where people were still traveling in the USA, as the virus was spreading- Percent change in average travel for the week of March 23, compared with travel before the coronavirus outbreak.

3. The Financial Times – How to world got locked down due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 government response stringency index gets depicted here on a time-series map by The Financial Times.

4. The Washington Post – Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

The Washington Post - Mapping the
worldwide spread of the coronavirus

These visualizations from the Washington Post show how epidemics spread and how to “Flatten the curve” and reduce the fatality rate from COVID-19.

5. The BBC – Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak

This series of maps and charts from The Visual and Data Journalism Team at BBC News tracks the spread of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year.