When are Corona-deaths good news? Corona video #4:

This is the fourth Corona video in a series listed here.

Every day we hear about more Corona deaths, and it always feels like bad news. But if you follow the weekly change, even the peak of the week might be a drastic decline compared to what we expected.

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— DATA SOURCES These trends shows data that has been slightly cleaned up by Gapminder, based on the daily data from ECDC, downloaded on June 10 2020 https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/download-todays-data-geographic-distribution-covid-19-cases-worldwide Gapminder has calculated the 7-day sums and multipliers. On some dates in some countries, there are sudden large increases of reported deaths, which stand out from the regular weekly cycles. This happens when the health-care system brings a pile of records from other parts of their administration, such as deaths outside hospitals or at care-homes for the elderly. We have re-allocated these higher numbers to earlier dates to avoid a false impression of sudden increase of deaths. There are probably many more such artificial impressions of sudden increases left in the data but we can’t remove those because we don’t have access to primary records of patients, but please contact us at [email protected] if you can help improve the data.

This video was produced by Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Ola Rosling.

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Date Posted: 2020-06-11