November 28th, 2023
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 48th 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 this week include trains, tennis, and reproductive rights.
COVID death rates are lower now than at any time in the past two years. But high case numbers and falling vaccine efficacy mean the elderly are still especially vulnerable:
The pandemic is one of several causes behind an ongoing baby formula shortage in the U.S.:
In fact, reproductive rights issues of all kinds were in the news this week:
We saw more coverage of mass shootings in the U.S. — and why the crisis of gun violence is so politically stubborn:
Other political charts dealt with gerrymandering in the U.S. and election polling in Spain:
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has now gone on for 100 days:
Fire season has begun in the western United States:
On a lighter note, we enjoyed these charts and maps on tennis and train travel in Germany:
And other charts covered everything from educational outcomes around the world to marriage in America:
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