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What can data on testing tell us about the pandemic?Data on the extent of testing for COVID-19 provides important information about the reliability of the data we use to understand the spread of the virus’. Here we discuss two measures of the extent testing and what they can tell us about the pandemic.
How to embed interactive COVID-19 charts in your articlesOur goal is to bring together the best data and build the visualization tools that allows you to understand the spread of the pandemic. Our free, open-access charts cover all countries in the world. Here we show how to customize and embed charts in your own articles.
To understand the global pandemic, we need global testing – the Our World in Data COVID-19 Testing datasetWithout testing for COVID-19 we cannot know how many people are infected with the disease. And without this data we cannot know what is happening. That is why we are bringing together the available data on testing from countries around the world.
What do we know about the risk of dying from COVID-19?If someone is infected with COVID-19, how likely is that person to die? We look closer at the metrics used to discuss mortality risk, and what we can and cannot say from the available data.
We teamed up with Kurzgesagt to make a video about the COVID-19 pandemicWe worked with the Youtube channel, Kurzgesagt, to make a video on the COVID-19 pandemic and what to do about it.
COVID-19 deaths and cases: how do sources compare?There are three main data sources on the latest Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). How do estimates of confirmed cases and deaths compare?
Food waste is responsible for 6% of global greenhouse gas emissionsFood losses and waste – in supply chains and by consumers – account for around one-quarter of greenhouse gas emissions from food. That’s 6% of total global emissions.
The carbon footprint of foods: are differences explained by the impacts of methane?How we treat the climate impacts of methane has a significant difference on the carbon footprint of foods. But even if we exclude methane, meat and dairy products have the highest footprint.
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What are the safest and cleanest sources of energy?Based on safety and carbon emissions, fossil fuels are the dirtiest and most dangerous, while nuclear and modern renewable energy sources are vastly safer and cleaner.
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Less meat is nearly always better than sustainable meat, to reduce your carbon footprintDespite large differences in farming practices across the world, plant-based protein sources still have a lower footprint than the lowest-impact meat products.
Is the world making progress against cancer?Adjusted for both population growth and aging, mortality from cancer is falling globally.
Very little of global food is transported by air; this greatly reduces the climate benefits of eating localTransporting food by plane can come with a large carbon footprint. But very little of our food travels this way – just 0.16% of food miles are from air travel.
You want to reduce the carbon footprint of your food? Focus on what you eat, not whether your food is local‘Eat local’ is a common recommendation to reduce the carbon footprint of your diet. But transport tends to account for a small share of greenhouse gas emissions. How does the impact of what you eat compare to where it’s come from?
Is there a loneliness epidemic?The media claims we are experiencing a ‘loneliness epidemic’. What is the evidence for this?
Are people more likely to be lonely in so-called ‘individualistic’ societies?In countries such as Denmark and Switzerland, it is very common for people to live alone; but contrary to what many believe, this does not translate into higher loneliness. Loneliness and aloneness are not the same.
The rise of living alone: how one-person households are becoming increasingly common around the worldOne-person households are becoming increasingly common across the world. In this post we explore the data behind this trend.
Antiretroviral therapy has saved millions of lives from AIDS and could save more38 million people had HIV/AIDS in 2018. A couple of decades ago, the chances of surviving more than ten years with HIV were slim. Today, thanks to antiretroviral therapy (ART), people with HIV/AIDS can expect to live long lives. How many lives has ART saved?