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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Mar 20

Updated March 21stI’ve been producing my own charts to understand the Johns Hopkins coronavirus data. Here’s the situation on March 21st.Reported DeathsHere’s all the countries with 100+ reported deaths. I have zoomed in on the first 4 weeks since the 10th death.This linear scale obscures what’s happening. We need to switch to a logarithmic scale to get a better view.How to think about exponentialsIf you have a human brain you may find exponentials counterintuitive. I’ll try to explain but I’m also unfortunately limited to a human brain so bear with me.With the log scale, each step up is 10 times bigger than the last.These next two …

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Updated March 21stI’ve been producing my own charts to understand the Johns Hopkins coronavirus data. Here’s the situation on March 21st.Reported DeathsHere’s all the countries with 100+ reported deaths. I have zoomed in on the first 4 weeks since the 10th death.This linear scale obscures what’s happening. We need to switch to a logarithmic scale to get a better view.How to think about exponentialsIf …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Mar 20

Updated March 21stI’ve been producing my own charts to understand the Johns Hopkins coronavirus data. Here’s the situation on March 21st.Reported DeathsHere’s all the countries with 100+ reported deaths. I have zoomed in on the first 4 weeks since the 10th death.This linear scale obscures what’s happening. We need to switch to a logarithmic scale to get a better view.How to think about exponentialsIf you have a human brain you may find exponentials counterintuitive. I’ll try to explain but I’m also unfortunately limited to a human brain so bear with me.With the log scale, each step up is 10 times bigger than the last.These next two …

A quick visual guide to the COVID-19 pandemic Read More »

Updated March 21stI’ve been producing my own charts to understand the Johns Hopkins coronavirus data. Here’s the situation on March 21st.Reported DeathsHere’s all the countries with 100+ reported deaths. I have zoomed in on the first 4 weeks since the 10th death.This linear scale obscures what’s happening. We need to switch to a logarithmic scale to get a better view.How to think about exponentialsIf …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Mar 20

A reflection on the emotional effects of a pandemicWritten by Mike Gilliland with contributions by Euvie Ivanova.Many have been caught off guard by the rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re all suddenly realizing that a lot of things are about to change.People we know are going to be affected by this virus. Businesses will tank, people we love may die, we may die, our lives may be changed forever.COVID-19 is creating a very strong mirror for us.It is a mirror for the fragility of our society, our systems, and us as individuals.Many people have been descending into panic, depression, apathy, or continuing on like …

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A reflection on the emotional effects of a pandemicWritten by Mike Gilliland with contributions by Euvie Ivanova.Many have been caught off guard by the rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re all suddenly realizing that a lot of things are about to change.People we know are going to be affected by this virus. Businesses will tank, people we love may die, we may …

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