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Looking into COVID-19....the Global Health Pandemic
What do we do with this information? Well, this data gives the resources to the public so they can educate themselves on what is going on in their states and find ways to slow down the spread of COVID-19 while also figuring out ways to continue to protect themselves and their loved ones.
North Carolina is recovering slowly.....
By Darling, Justine, Ava, and Sarah
The question we are addressing is how the number of CoronaVirus cases is reflected in different counties. This question is important because in times like this we need to find which areas in our region are doing the worst and offer them aid while learning from the better ones to help improve ourselves as a whole.
We expected to see counties such as Wake County with a higher amount of cases than the others because it includes the capital, Raleigh, where there is a high traffic of people coming in and out. Our group gathered information from websites accessible to the public, transformed the data into CSV files, and then proceeded to make it into a graph, making it easier to read and visualize.
Wake and Johnston County had the most cases while Pender and Bladen County had the least cases. We were curious why Johnston County had so many rapidly growing cases but it was because Johnston county neighbors Wake, which is one of the counties with the most cases in North Carolina. This data shows how different COVID cases can be and how each county is treating the change to better their county. For example, the NCDHHS installed an acronym for what people should do when outside their homes. They call it the “Three W’s”, which stand for, wear a mask, wait six feet apart, and wash your hands.
Europe is recovering very well....
This question is important to ask because we warn people about how dangerous COVID-19 is to society, especially at-risk populations. I hypothesized that few people were infected in Europe, but my analyses show that number of cases were high, especially early on in the pandemic. The trends in Europe are improving though, which is great news! My recommendation is to 'stay home to save lives', which will help in continuing to flatten the curve.
South America should be careful
I expected to see a higher amount of cases in higher populated countries in South America. The way I went about to figure out and answer my question was that I found out which countries people were interested in, then proceeded to find the COVID data of those countries and compared them. I graphed a total of 6 countries in South America and the top country was Peru and the lowest country with the least amount of cases in the graph was Honduras. A reason I believe Peru was so high in cases was because Peru is a neighbor country with Brazil. Brazil which is a country with 2.5 million cases as of July. Being so close to Brazil affects the amount of cases in Peru and other countries nearby. The graph includes 6 countries but it only is a small portion of all covid cases around the world. This little graph is only the baby of all cases. Coming to a conclusion based on the data, I would say, stay home and keep you and your loved ones safe.