Made a grim little interactive showing the rate of deaths from coronavirus over the past few weeks and projections looking forward.


The government's most prominent voice on coronavirus is also the least trusted.


Data from Google and Bank of America show how the economy shut down in March, presaging today's still-preliminary jobs loss data.


Thursday

Thu, 5:36 pm

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Taking China's and Iran's figures at face value â€" and acknowledging that the U.S. total is higher than reported â€" Americans make up more than a fifth of reported global coronavirus infections.


Thu, 3:51 pm

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The extent to which stay-at-home orders spread in the U.S. â€" and the extent to which the virus did after the orders were in place.


Thu, 12:53 pm

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The most coronavirus cases are in New York City, one of the wealthiest places in the country. Within the city, though, poorer areas are more heavily affected.


Thu, 10:14 am

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On Monday, the White House released a projection indicating that daily deaths would peak on April 15. Those numbers have already been revised upward.


Wednesday

Wed, 4:28 pm

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A pandemic that’s particularly dangerous for older men. So: What if?


Wed, 2:22 pm

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After Trump finally recognized worst-case projections of coronavirus deaths in the U.S., Pence finally acknowledged that the U.S.'s path looks like Italy. Weirdly, though, it's meant to be optimistic.


Wed, 12:39 pm

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It was impressed upon me yesterday how few people realize how prevalent it is for people to spread the coronavirus without knowing it. So I made some maps.


Wed, 10:24 am

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Birx showed five graphs during Tuesday's briefing, graphs which may have convinced Trump of the need to continue recommendations that save millions of lives.

Here's what they showed and what they meant.


Tuesday

Tue, 5:35 pm

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I'm lukewarm on comparing covid-19 deaths to 9/11. But the rate of deaths at this point is over four times the average toll from car accidents and nearly twice the loss of life on the deadliest day of the Vietnam War.


Tue, 3:02 pm

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Attempts to blame the impeachment trial for fumbles in responding to coronavirus fall a bit short given 1) Trump hyping a meeting about it during the trial, 2) the three-week delay between the trial and Trump's first daily briefing and 3) other things.


Tue, 12:37 pm

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Went through Trump's comments about the availability of testing since early March and compared it to what was actually being done.


Monday

Mon, 5:48 pm

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On Friday night, our 10-month-old came down with a fever. In the moment, I realized I was looking for something I couldn't find: a reminder that the odds were very good that he would be OK.


Mon, 3:45 pm

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Some graphs looking at how New York blew past California and Washington in the number of coronavirus cases being confirmed.


Mon, 12:40 pm

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Yes, Trump's approval rating has improved a bit. But it's a very subtle shift compared to other crisis improvements, like Bush in 2001 or even Cuomo, now, in New York.


Mon, 10:31 am

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Trump won in 2016 by attacking his opponent so that he'd look better by comparison. He's using the same tactic now to bolster views of his response to the coronavirus.


Friday

Mar 27, 4:44 pm

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One of the questions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic is why there's a partisan gap in concern and behaviors about it. Data from the new Post-ABC poll shows how partisanship is â€" and mostly isn't â€" affected by the number of infections in a state.


Mar 27, 1:03 pm

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Alabama's governor declined to order a statewide shelter-in-place because the state is "not California." In terms of rate of growth and confirmed cases per population, it's worse.


Mar 27, 10:59 am

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During yesterday's task force meeting, Birx suggested that about 40 percent of the country wasn't seeing worrisome growth in coronavirus cases. That's misleading for multiple reasons.


Thursday

Mar 26, 4:59 pm

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Trump's proposal to categorize counties by coronavirus risk is light on details, but even what we know seems incommensurate with a 16-day timeline for lifting distancing measures.


Mar 26, 1:10 pm

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The surge in coronavirus deaths in the U.S. means that 1 out of every 20 reported deaths worldwide has happened here.


Mar 26, 11:12 am

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Polling earlier this month suggested that the earliest effects of the economic shutdown were felt by many people who can't file for unemployment.


Wednesday

Mar 25, 5:47 pm

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Trump says that "real people" supporting rescinding the measures that he advocated a week ago and with which most Americans agree.


Mar 25, 3:38 pm

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One theory behind the partisan divide on addressing the coronavirus pandemic is that it's geographic: more cases in blue states. In the past week, though, 11 of 13 states with the biggest increases in confirmed cases were red states.


Mar 25, 12:12 pm

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This took a while: grabbed the Johns Hopkins data by state/country and made an interactive showing cases and deaths over time.


Tuesday

Mar 24, 3:33 pm

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Eager to move on, Trump has reverted to comparing the coronavirus to the flu. It's an even worse comparison now than when it was part of his shtick two weeks ago.


Mar 24, 3:30 pm

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As the debate shifts to "isolate the elderly and let everyone else get back to normal," a reminder that younger people are also at risk from the virus.


Mar 24, 12:14 pm

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As the debate shifts to "isolate the elderly and let everyone else get back to normal," a reminder that younger people are also at risk from the virus.


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