September 14th, 2021
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the sixth edition of Data Vis Dispatch! Every week, we’ll be publishing a collection of the best small and large data visualizations we find, especially from news organizations — to celebrate data journalism, data visualization, simple charts, elaborate maps, and their creators.
Recurring topics for this week include wildfire, floods, coronavirus, and… the Olympics!
Let’s start with the fun ones — the Olympics are here and the charts are flowing:
We got to look back at the history of the games:
And take a deep dive (pun very much intended) into the world of swimming:
But the pandemic doesn’t stop for sports:
The virus is spreading, even as vaccination campaigns continue:
And we’re learning more about how COVID has changed our daily lives:
After last week’s deluge in Western Europe, this week saw more deadly flooding in Henan, China:
And the other side of the climate coin — extreme heat:
And the drought and wildfire that comes with it:
In the midst of it all, Joe Biden’s approval rating holds steady — and that’s not even counting his supporters in Quebec:
This week offered some interesting political correlations, mixing up income, lockdown timelines, vaccine hesitancy, votes, and neighborhood geography:
Finally, this week’s health and well-being charts can be split three ways. There’s good news, there’s bad news, and there’s… news:
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