The best Corona graph – we can all go home now
I don’t know what it is about the Financial Times that I like so much. Perhaps it’s the salmon background; perhaps it’s its excellent arts section over the weekend, best read in the Utrecht library while sipping a cup of koffie verkeerd. The only thing I don’t like is its ridiculous subscription price. But I guess the support of paying subscribers (who must all be millionaires) allows them to build this, the pinnacle of Coronavirus graphs. It’s colourful, but not gauche. It’s annotated, but not busy. It’s curvy, but not sexy. (I lie, it’s goddam sexy.) In one graph, you can quickly tell who was in the shit, who is in the shit, and who’s going to be in the shit next. You can clearly see the second wave on a global and regional scale. And it visualises who managed to beat this thing, and who failed to bring it under control. (No prizes for guessing who I’m talking about.) Scroll down and you get the excess deaths graphs, which until this point have been the best Corona graphs out there.