Ideas, Policy, Science

What we know and what we need to know

As David R. Smith says, “To a scientist, the key uncertainties are those that suggest interesting alternative hypotheses. To a decision maker, the key uncertainties are those that affect decision choice; in some cases it is possible to make a smart choice despite unresolved uncertainty.”

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A reflection on the presidential election.

updated on Nov 23rd.If it were up to me here’s how I think the election results should be communicated: Historical PerspectiveBiden received 51.0% of the vote, the highest percentage for a challenger since FDR in 1932, and the highest share of eligible voters voted (65.4%) since 1972. Popular Vote Margin in ContextThe margin of victory is greater than 6.01 million…

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Data Visualization

COVID-19 Analyses – August 29th edition

Good news: rates aren’t worse than my last analysisBad news: rates aren’t better than my last analysis   What follows are the statistics and visualizations regarding COVID-19 that I find informative, important, or were just interesting to me to create as I learn more about data visualization. There are plenty of other analyses available, and analyses that come from disease…

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COVID-Analysis – Now With Animations

What follows are the statistics and visualizations regarding COVID-19 that I find informative, important, or were just interesting to me to create as I learn more about data visualization. There are plenty of other analyses available, and analyses that come from disease experts, which I am not, so I encourage you to read and look at those as well! The…

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COVID-Analysis

The number of confirmed cases around the world recently passed 20 million. In the USA, the number of confirmed cases recently passed 5 million and the number of deaths surpassed 1 in every 2,000 individuals.

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COVID-19 Analysis

National Status

In the USA 1 in every 87 people has had a confirmed case of COVID-19, 1 in every 174 has an active case, and 1 in every 2,325 individuals have died. The USA in ranked in position 11 for per capita cases, position 2 for per capita active cases, and position 10 for per capita deaths.