How Coronavirus is Spread Through the Air

The infectious nature of COVID-19 is undeniable - if we don't take measures to protect ourselves, then we will succumb to the virus. We all know the safety measures. Mask-wearing and social distancing form a core part of our preventative strategy, but it's still difficult to visualize how much of a difference those safety measures make.


Spanish publication, El País, has done us all a favor. Through a series of excellent illustrations, clear commentary, and solid research, they have put together a fantastic resource demonstrating how the virus spreads through the office, classroom, and bar scenarios.


For example, if six people meet in a home for several hours, maintain social distancing protocols, and one person is infected, the outcome is dire: five will become infected.


This data story is well worth the read - it's fascinating, and it will likely help you avoid contracting or spreading coronavirus.



Posted by EvolveKev

Kevin is all about research. Qualitative, quantitative, UX, you name it. When he's not researching, he's to be found laying down beats in his studio and hanging out with his dogs (and girlfriend). Woof.

Topics: #dataviz, #publichealth