How a Virus Changes the World

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

From Take Part, a short video on how a virus spreads and its possible global effects. Apparently one million deaths could be prevented every year if people would just wash their hands regularly. Too bad there’s that temporary allergy to soap and water people get after doing their business in public restrooms.

[via Brain Pickings]

4 Comments

  • Most of the content was common sense or jocular. I did not learn anything.

  • Or those people who sneeze or cough into their hands. C’mon people! It’s called a hankie (or tissue)! Or the inside of your elbow at the very least!

  • upe vantonni June 2, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Anyone else notice the graphic for the virus (squggley lines in a ball) looks just like the infected people in the old game “Agent USA” http://www.uvlist.net/game-37047-Agent+USA

  • I’ll have to see where their flu vaccine advice comes from. I believe in getting vaccinated from the majority of the big diseases, but what of our immune systems. Is the flu capable of compromising the middle of the age curve significantly?

Favorites

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2014

It’s always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. Nevertheless, I gave it a go.

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but as I clicked through the year’s post, it was hard …

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.

Divorce Rates for Different Groups

We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it’s time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.