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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

Data Stories: Visualizations about Illness and Medication

These charts use data to shed new light on medical research, vaccine history, and opioid use.

 

Why New Doesn’t Mean True

Vox article

Medical research that is exciting enough to make headlines often turns out to be premature or unreliable. Read this article from Vox for several charts on the topic.

 

The Rise and Fall of Serious Illnesses

vaccine animation

Scientist and self-proclaimed data nerd Robert Rohde created this animated chart that shows how the incidence of various diseases changed over time as vaccines became available. Pay attention to the way the scale adjusts at the bottom.

 

Locations and Causes of Overdose

Visual Capitalist

These charts from Visual Capitalist highlight notable trends and statistics concerning opioid use in the U.S.

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