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Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:08 PM

Map: COVID Cases Per Capita, by county. This is the story the media wants to hide.

https://usafacts.org/visualizations/coronavirus-covid-19-spread-map/

Make sure to click on CONFIRMED (PER 100K)

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Reply Map: COVID Cases Per Capita, by county. This is the story the media wants to hide. (Original post)
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 OP
marybourg Jul 2020 #1
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #3
marybourg Jul 2020 #4
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #6
marybourg Jul 2020 #8
fleur-de-lisa Jul 2020 #7
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #10
zipplewrath Jul 2020 #15
Stallion Jul 2020 #2
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #5
uponit7771 Jul 2020 #9
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #12
uponit7771 Jul 2020 #13
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #14
ProfessorGAC Jul 2020 #11
crickets Jul 2020 #16
maxsolomon Jul 2020 #17
LAS14 Jul 2020 #18
JHB Jul 2020 #19
hunter Jul 2020 #20
yonder Jul 2020 #21
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2020 #22

Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:11 PM

1. Why do they want to hide it?

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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:13 PM

3. I don't know. They always report totals by state, never per capita by state.

That procedure tends to give low population states a pass, even if their infection rates are horrible. Naturally, such states tend to be red states. Total coincidence, I'm sure.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:14 PM

4. Both NYT and Wapo have maps that go down to the county level.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:15 PM

6. Per capita per county, or all counties count the same?

Would it kill TV outlets to share this too?

It just occurred to me what the root of the word "county" must be.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:17 PM

7. I don't understand why the media reports total numbers. That seems pointless.

Per capita is the best way to understand the trends.

Thanks for posting this!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:19 PM

10. Happy to share.



I learn so much here - have to give back sometimes. Even if it's just a link from a 2 minute search.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:42 PM

15. They're bad at math

Anything that involves numbers, math, graphs, or data in general is rarely covered well by any of the generic media. You have to get to journals in specific disciplines to get any real insight.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:12 PM

2. Also Note on a per Capita Basis its Often the Poorer, Rural Counties with the Highest Numbers

Example, neither Dallas County or Harris County have case/death numbers in the Top 25 in Texas among counties. This trend is increasing as rural counties have not come to grips with reducing spread. The TOPOS website is very good at showing this

https://covid19.topos.com/

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Response to Stallion (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:14 PM

5. Yes - this chart will be especially meaningful for your own state, to assess your risk.

And to assess the quality of government response in your county.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:18 PM

9. Not really, NYT and CovidActNow.org goes by county also

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:22 PM

12. The NYT map is not per capita; only by county.

Per capita is critical to understanding the real situation.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:29 PM

13. NYT has a per capita button that goes by county near the top middle, 4th from the left

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:33 PM

14. Thanks - seems I can't check that (used up my free views) but glad to hear it.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:21 PM

11. Interesting Map

Nice find!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:42 PM

16. Thanks for posting this. K&R

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:44 PM

17. You think this is a conspiracy?

As I always ask when someone attacks "the media": WHICH MEDIA ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:50 PM

18. This has been a gripe of mine since April. Raw raw counts are useless. nt

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:57 PM

19. Screen image of the map in question

From the page given in the OP. If you go to the page you can get the details per county by hovering your cursor over them.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 04:03 PM

20. Seems to be two kinds of hot spots... those who refuse to wear masks and...

... those who live in crowded spaces, for example farm workers and prisoners.

If you've got four people sleeping in a 100 square foot space cooled by a crappy old motel air conditioner or a forty year old HVAC system then the virus is going to spread.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 04:43 PM

21. Bookmarked and thanks for sharing the find.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 04:48 PM

22. This link gives you the breakdown of cases

and deaths per 1million population by state.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

The world version has the same breakdown.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

I personally think that people should be looking a LOT harder at cases or deaths per million, not just the raw numbers.

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