Stacker consulted common COVID-19 sources to compile a list of terms, principles, and data sources that can help you gain context and best practices for interpreting key COVID-19 numbers.
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.
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.
To get a better understanding of the CDC’s role amid the novel coronavirus pandemic—and how its response has affected American public health—Stacker compiled a list of 35 major events that highlight the CDC’s responses to COVID-19.
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.
Using data from the CDC, public health resources, and reporting, Stacker compiled a list of 27 population groups that are vulnerable to COVID-19. For each group, Stacker compiled data on this population’s distribution across the United States.
To demonstrate the scale of this environmental crisis, Stacker scoured news reports and research on Australia’s fires to identify 15 key statistics on the environmental damage caused by these fires, as well as the political legacy they are leaving.