Visualizing Covid-19 Deaths In The US

This week, the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the US exceeded 250,000. On Friday, the New York Times put the total at 253,223 persons. This is a very large number and quite difficult for most people to comprehend.

To illustrate, the rest of this post consists entirely of periods — one tiny dot for every ten people in America who have died from Covid-19.

Reader’s are encouraged to scroll slowly across. Each point is an extended family, a soccer team, or a business office. Each line is a school, church, or a major company. Altogether, the total number of deaths amounts to the population of a major American city like Madison, Wisconsin or Reno, Nevada or Richmond, Virginia.

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