Lessons from the COVID data wizards
Our Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact Executive Director Beth Blauer is quoted in this March 2022 article by Nature which discusses the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
In March 2020, Beth Blauer started hearing anecdotally that COVID-19 was disproportionately affecting Black people in the United States. But the numbers to confirm that disparity were “very limited”, says Blauer, a data and public-policy specialist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. So, her team, which had developed one of the most popular tools for tracking the spread of COVID-19 around the world, added a new graphic to their website: a colour-coded map tracking which US states were — and were not — sharing infection and death data broken down by race and ethnicity.
Read more of this article at Nature.