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Using rates for more relatable Covid-19 numbers

With millions of Covid-19 deaths worldwide, and hundreds of thousands in the US, the absolute counts have been a challenge to relate to for a while. The Washington Post leaned into rates to communicate scale at the individual level. 1 in 500 Americans died from Covid-19 so far. Tags: coronavirus, rate, scale, Washington Post

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NFL Geography: Where Were Professional Football Players Born?

Are states proportionally represented on the historical list of National Football League players? That’s the question I had four years ago when I posted two simple state-by-state maps summarizing players’ birth places. That post has been surprisingly popular, so I decided to remix the visualization a bit — replacing the old choropleth maps with tile grids. The latter can do a better job representing shaded values — in this case, the...

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Mapping Police Officer Slayings By State

Newly sworn in police officer Ashley Guindon, center, was killed responding to a 911 call on her first day working for the Prince William County (Va.) Police Department. She was 28. Image via Twitter. A rookie Virginia police officer working her first official shift was shot and killed Saturday while responding to a domestic violence dispute, authorities say. The officer, Ashley Guindon, 28, was killed a day after being sworn...

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