South Korea

Coronavirus graphs: taming the COVID-19 curves

Michael Data & Graphics, Interactive March 14, 2020

One of the buzzwords for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is “flatten the curve.” Here I am tracking the curves of four countries and between Wuhan-NYC (in total cases).

Wuhan vs New York City:

Wuhan peaked with 50,000 total confirmed cases, almost two months since the lockdown. Good luck Big Apple… (Data sources: Wuhan from IPE; NYC 5:30pm daily from NYC Health.)


China locked down Wuhan on Jan. 23, within hours multi-city lock-downs affected 57 million people in Hubei Province. Italy expanded its lockdown nationwide on March 9. (Data sources: China from IPE; others from live-updated world map of COVID-19 pandemic around 11PM U.S. eastern time by Johns Hopkins University; secondary source: WHO)

5.23 This Week in Numbers

Michael Data & Graphics, Photo May 24, 2016

From Ian Bremmer via LinkedIn:

For the first time, Trump ahead of Clinton in national poll average.

Who is most concerned about the South China Sea?
1 Philippines
2 Vietnam
3 Japan
4 South Korea
5 Australia (!)

5.9 This Week in Numbers

Michael Data & Graphics, Photo May 10, 2016

Via McKinsey:

From Ian Bremmer via LinkedIn:

Most languages spoken
1 Papua New Guinea 839
2 Indonesia 707
3 Nigeria 526
4 India 454
5 US 422
6 China 300
7 Mexico 289
8 Cameroon 281

Firearm homicide rates: how US cities compare to the rest of the world

Peak British Empire (1921)