With COVID-19 having spread to more than 100 countries, the world is quickly getting a crash course in epidemiology. Specialist concepts like “R0”, “case fatality rate”, and “epidemic curve” are now common parlance on news television. And though a plethora of academic research is being produced on the topic, few tools are available for the public to explore and understand how the epidemic is behaving differently in different countries, in real-time.
That’s why we built the COVID-19 data explorer, a simple web application for comparing the outbreak across countries. It’s based on data compiled by Johns Hopkins University from the WHO, the American CDC, the Chinese NHC, the European CDC, and the South Korean DXY, as well as news and other reports. You can see the app HERE