More U.S. students are getting science and engineering degrees than ever before. But the gap for Black students in these fields has been stubbornly wide.
Antigen tests are becoming a major tool for rapid COVID-19 testing. But currently, many states are not clearly distinguishing their antigen tests from PCR tests in their public reporting, which makes it challenging to see the true impact of either test type.
To examine how life in America has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stacker used data from the Household Pulse Survey, a U.S. Census survey conducted from April to July 2020 that specifically evaluated how the pandemic impacted Americans’ daily life.
A comparison of hospitalization data reported by the federal government and state health departments finds contradictions that suggest the federal data continue to be unreliable, while the state datasets face their own challenges.
In many ways, all science writers are already data journalists. This reported feature gives science writers background and resources to start reporting on data.
To determine the states with the most endangered species, Stacker consulted the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species database. States are ranked according to the total number of species (animals and plants) with endangered or threatened classifications that live within their borders.
While big trends tell one story, no two states are the same when it comes to the demographics of their rural communities. Stacker used data from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and U.S. Census to dig into these data.
Stacker compiled essential COVID-19 statistics from several different sources to paint a clearer picture of how the pandemic is progressing in each state.
Stacker visualized how cases and deaths in every state have progressed, for three months since the beginning of March when most states began reporting COVID-19 data.
In April 2020, COVID-19 became the leading cause of death. To date, this respiratory disease has already caused more deaths in the U.S. per year than all but the top seven leading causes of death; by August, it’s projected that COVID-19 will cause more deaths than every leading cause of death (except heart disease) in a full year.