COVID-19 Tracker - 2020 Shiny Contest Submission

COVID-19 Tracker

Authors: Jay Ulfelder
Working with Shiny for 1+ years

Abstract: This app provides up-to-date visualizations of data tracking the global spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and easy access to the World Health Organization's daily situation reports on it.

Full Description: This app provides up-to-date visualizations of daily data tracking the global spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as collated on GitHub by Johns Hopkins University CSSE (here), along with easy access to all of the World Health Organization's daily situation reports on the pandemic (here).


Category: Healthcare
Keywords: covid19, coronavirus, epidemiology, health
Shiny app: https://dartthrowingchimp.shinyapps.io/covid19-app/
Repo: https://github.com/ulfelder/practice-projects/tree/master/covid19
RStudio Cloud: https://rstudio.cloud/project/1013588

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It would be cool to add the ability to draw an exponential curve over the data with the doubling time of your choice.

That is a nice idea. Maybe on a separate tab called "sandbox" or something, so there's a sharp distinction between reported numbers and extrapolation/projection from them...

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Just added a tab to compare reported infection rates across countries with at least 100 confirmed cases. This was in response to a widely-shared chart published by the Economist (here) that does the same, but without adjusting for population size.

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Okay, now I've improved that rate-comparison chart in response to some additional feedback and added a tab for comparing trends across U.S. states.

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Refactored this morning to catch up with changes overnight in the structure of the data shared by JHU CSEE and to simplify and improve some of the data munging and plotting code.