Data Vis Dispatch, May 23
May 23rd, 2023
Datawrapper lets you show your data as beautiful charts, maps or tables with a few clicks. Find out more about all the available visualization types.
Our mission is to help everyone communicate with data - from newsrooms to global enterprises, non-profits or public service.
We want to enable everyone to create beautiful charts, maps, and tables. New to data visualization? Or do you have specific questions about us? You'll find all the answers here.
Data vis best practices, news, and examples
100+ articles that explain how to use Datawrapper
Answers to common questions
An exchange place for Datawrapper visualizations
Workshop materials to teach Datawrapper
Learn about available positions on our team
Our latest small and big improvements
Build your integration with Datawrapper's API
We're happy to help. Get in touch with us.
This article is brought to you by Datawrapper, a data visualization tool for creating charts, maps, and tables. Learn more.
The best of last week’s big and small data visualizations
Welcome back to the 23rd 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 COVID in Europe, maternal mortality in the U.S., and maps of water.
Let’s kick things off with charts on political and economic issues. Of course that includes elections:
But the biggest single story in political charts was legislative — the contents and would-be effects of the U.S. “Build Back Better” bill:
And even more charts looked economically downstream at issues of poverty, equality, and cost of living:
COVID cases are soaring in Europe — and as the Süddeutsche Zeitung points out, what we’re seeing is exactly what was forecast for the current level of vaccination:
So yes, vaccines work really well. Unfortunately, the pace of booster vaccination is lagging well behind the speed of the first rounds. And even more unfortunately, even that limited rollout has already surpassed first-dose vaccination in poor countries:
Besides vaccines, what else is helping us through the pandemic? Testing helps, as an unfortunate natural experiment in Britain has shown. And a new analysis shows that the drug ivermectin may have helped some patients after all — for a very straightforward reason:
November’s #30daymapchallenge continued this week with the theme “water”:
The Washington Post got in on the water maps action too:
Clean energy was major topic this week:
And we also got a reminder that environmental issues have a broader base than people think:
These charts put a spotlight on maternal mortality in the U.S.:
And other charts and maps covered everything from seven booming African cities, to the debate over hunting in France, to the price of chicken feed in Tunisia:
Help us make this dispatch better! We’d love to hear which newsletters, blogs, or social media accounts we need to follow to learn about interesting projects, especially from less-covered parts of the world (Asia, South America, Africa). Write us at email@example.com or leave a comment below.