February 20th, 2024
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 51st 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.
Rose is on vacation today, so I’m taking over. Recurring topics this week include the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the war in Ukraine.
Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision from 1973: The constitutional right to abortion in the U.S. doesn’t exist anymore. In some states, abortions were banned immediately. In others, this is expected to happen soon.
Across the big pond, the war in Ukraine is continuing. This week, European newsrooms focused on its effect on countries surrounding Ukraine:
Countries further away from Ukraine also feel the consequences of the war. Food and gas prices continue to rise in many parts of the world:
The northern hemisphere of the globe is experiencing high summer temperatures, so newsrooms also focused on reporting about always new heat records:
We’re sure you’re ready for some good news by now, so here they are: According to a new study, covid-19 vaccinations saved the lives of approximately 20 million people:
And in our miscellaneous section, we have some visualizations about sports, historic borders, loooots of cows, the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong and coalitions in Europe for you:
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