Harry Stevens is a Graphics Reporter at The Washington Post and the author of “Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to ‘flatten the curve’” — the most popular post in The Washington Post’s online history.
We cover the necessary details of this global pandemic, the journalist, coding, and design skills required to be a graphics reporter, the backstory on visualizing this outbreak, why Harry chooses R over Python, advice for aspiring graphics reporters, and how all of this came together at the perfect time in history to give Harry a chance to catch lightning in a bottle.
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Notes and Links
- Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” ~ discuss
- COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) real time dashboard ~ full view
- ‘Contagion’ is one of the most popular thrillers on iTunes because of the coronavirus outbreak. Here’s how the film compares to reality.
- The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What’s Coming - Epidemiologist Larry Brilliant, who warned of pandemic in 2006, says we can beat the novel coronavirus—but first, we need lots more testing.
- Deadliest Enemy by Michael Osterholm and Mark Olshaker — Our War Against Killer Germs
- Michael Osterholm on Joe Rogan Experience #1439