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Stats + Stories: Coronavirus Visualizations

Amanda Makulec is the Senior Data Visualization Lead at Excella and holds a Masters of Public Health from the Boston University School of Public Health.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Social distancing, frequent handwashing, remote work and shelter in place are new norms during the COVID-19 pandemic. ideas that may be ghosts of algebra class past, such as exponential growth and doubling-times of confirmed cases are now subjects of daily discussion. One common feature of daily reports are charts and graphs designed to convey information of this worldwide epidemic and to explain proposed control measures. Understanding and evaluating coronavirus charts is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. John Bailer is joined by regular panelist Richard Campbell, former chair of Media, Journalism, and Film. Their guest on our first-ever Stats and Stories home edition is Amanda Makulec. Makulec is Senior data visualization Lead at Excella and co-organizer of Data Visualization DC. 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.    

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