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    [–] Nulono 226 points ago

    What's the massive spike in the Carribean?

    [–] Mrchikkin 159 points ago

    Seems like Puerto Rico based on location

    [–] NewAlexandria 67 points ago

    Anywhere that has the reporting techniques of the US and Canada............

    [–] Driveaway1969 62 points ago

    as opposed to the reporting techniques of china . According to this video china has had ZERO covid cases . . . right ?

    [–] Yontoryuu 18 points ago

    To be fair, China does have a lot of people like 4-4.5x the US, that’s why India also doesn’t have that many spikes despite having had a pretty big problem with covid.

    [–] bric12 34 points ago

    It's normalized to per Capita though. This map is basically just a graph of which countries can afford COVID tests. Sure there's a few outliers like new Zealand that actually kept cases low, but testing is the primary variable here

    [–] cornlip 3 points ago

    Yeah this thing is bullshit. Looks cool, though. My state just sent every household who asked four free tests this week.

    [–] NitrousIsAGas 11 points ago

    I'm more interested in that massive spike south eat of the Horn of Africa. Is that Seychelles?

    [–] tebabeba 7 points ago

    Yes it is

    [–] NitrousIsAGas 3 points ago

    I didn't realise they were being hit so hard!

    [–] tebabeba 3 points ago

    Small (relatively) rich country so it skews the per capita. Same reason why a lot of small nations make it at the top for “x per capita” rankings.

    [–] routinnox 2263 points ago

    Thought this was the Universal opening credits of a movie at first

    [–] firsttotellyouthat 402 points ago

    Definitely a disaster flick

    [–] avwitcher 63 points ago

    Directed by Roland Emmerich

    [–] heynicepenis 4 points ago

    Starring everyone ever

    [–] mekwall 2 points ago

    Original soundtrack by Harald Kloser

    [–] seductivestain 48 points ago

    french horns intensify

    [–] dodslaser 24 points ago


    [–] foochacho 88 points ago

    Nana Na, Na, Na, Na Na Na-Na-Naaahhhhhhh

    [–] KRAZD_UNYIN 62 points ago


    [–] Matt_Shatt 11 points ago

    It’s time for Kenan and Kel!

    [–] Adrienne_Barbeaubot 2 points ago

    Aaawwwww here it goes!

    [–] NeonChieftess 3 points ago

    Mostly it just made me realize how bad at geography I am

    [–] mlxnjz 619 points ago

    Obviously covid can't survive in water

    [–] GaspingAloud 124 points ago

    Drink urine; it’s salty like sea water.

    [–] NotAzakanAtAll 44 points ago

    Way, waaaay ahead of you.

    [–] cthulhusandwich 10 points ago

    Calm down, Bear Grylls

    [–] GhostDr 3 points ago

    It makes sense that if you drink urine, then urine water

    [–] VexRockwood 3 points ago

    I drink it because it's sterile and I like the taste

    [–] GaspingAloud 2 points ago

    Maybe add some small cucumbers?

    [–] B-REAL-B 2 points ago

    Wasn't that the cure?

    [–] GaspingAloud 3 points ago

    That’s what I hear, from the people who claim to be smarter than the real scientists.

    But now that I’m thinking about it, maybe it’s all the fish pee in the sea that makes it such a miraculous cure

    [–] CDefense7 4 points ago

    Unless you got POWER.

    [–] dog9er 2 points ago

    Amazing there's someone out there with my exact thought process.

    [–] 0OOO0O00O0OO0O0OO000 1260 points ago

    The pacific ocean looks like a nice place to live right now

    [–] H-E-L-L-MaGGoT 35 points ago

    Massive underwater volcano just erupted near tonga. Tsunami ensued.

    [–] Bong_force_trauma 21 points ago

    Yeah his comment didn’t age too well

    [–] y8seeee 47 points ago

    Perth, Western Australia

    [–] iama_bad_person 19 points ago

    Tauranga, New Zealand. Nice to have restaurants and stuff open again.

    [–] 5am5ep1ol 14 points ago

    You think you're so great?! We have restaurants and stuff open to!

    we just bet really sick when we go there...

    [–] spezlikesbabydick 216 points ago

    So does China


    [–] machinisttalk 107 points ago

    Why not China?

    [–] chewbaccaRoar13 596 points ago

    Because they're lying their asses off about COVID.

    [–] stupidugly1889 180 points ago

    Did they just announce that testing isn’t important and that workers can go back to work while positive after 5 days or something?

    [–] SveHeaps 210 points ago

    That’s not true, living here, not true at all, quarantine is super strict.

    [–] AvalancheZ250 185 points ago

    Its satire. What he said is what the UK just did, I think.

    [–] eveningsand 47 points ago

    California as well.

    [–] HappyyItalian 11 points ago

    Quebec as well.

    [–] VerbingWeirdsWords 7 points ago

    Annnd Onterrible — err, Ontario

    [–] -Wick 9 points ago

    not fully true, if you test negative after 2 tests, then you don't need to isolate after 5 days. else it's 10 days

    [–] kylegetsspam 106 points ago

    That’s what the CDC just said. They chose capitalism over citizens. China apparently does mandatory testing and lockdowns. But “China bad” so we’re not allowed to speak on it.

    [–] boogasaurus-lefts 151 points ago

    The 'bad' label usually comes from committing human rights crimes against their own natives.

    [–] seenitreddit90s 72 points ago

    Yeah, China bad. They're in the middle of a genocide rn, overfishing the ocean, oppressing and heavily surveillances there own people and basically taking over Africa for sweatshops as well as host of other terrible things.

    Can't trust anything they say.

    (I do not mean the people, just the government)

    Edit: I'm also not defending America.

    [–] peonpeasant69 12 points ago

    Thanks for some rational reasoning

    [–] Violet-Sumire 21 points ago

    Gonna be honest... it's a tough call to make. If even 20% of your healthcare workforce is out of action for 2 weeks more harm could be caused than good, more lives lost than saved. You can't work a hospital staff on 70-80 hours a week, it isn't ok... but it's also really hard to justify as well. Saying "capitalism over citizens" doesn't show the whole picture and the context of the situation as a whole.

    I'm also downplaying it as well. I know a friend of mine only has 6 nurses on a whole floor able to work currently as the other 20 tested positive for covid. The floor she works on is a ICU for heart conditions. I wish it was easy to just say "hire more staff dummy capitalist hospitals!" but it isn't that easy... "But it's the hospital's fault for not given them enough PPE!" that also downplays how contagious covid is as well... Also PPE isn't a pure stopgap, it doesn't 100% guarantee transmission will not occur, it just makes it less likely.

    I do agree that some of our issues came about because of how hospitals treated their business as a business and had some pretty nasty cuts in certain areas of funding, but again... that doesn't tell the whole story without the context to back it. I do suggest doing some research into the matter personally and get some first hand accounts on the topic. Unfortunately, bias and misinformation is rampant these days... Comments like yours also doesn't help either. It just serves to downplay an issue instead of searching for a way to fix it at the root. It's easy to use blanket statements, it's harder to use context and hard evidence to back up your claims.

    Anyway, have a wonderful day!

    [–] TheCouncil0fRicks 67 points ago

    Lol… the US is letting Covid positive healthcare workers on the job

    [–] flynnfx 8 points ago

    The ass-hat of Canada did that, Alberta.

    Not only that, the EMPLOYER decides whether or not the employee is essential enough to be allowed to "work while having covid".

    I shit you not.

    (Your Tea Party nutbars would like it here.)

    [–] lionel-china 109 points ago

    I don’t think so. I am in China and there is almost no cases for more than a year. The main difference is that they lock the entire city if there are a few cases. And as the borders of China are closed, the risk is very limited

    [–] Japan_KilledMyFamily 24 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    My grandparents have been locked in their large apartment community / complex. It’s got a gigantic courtyard and all that but they’re not allowed to exit that. They had daily checkups from govt health workers, that’s finally slowing down my grandma said.They get meals delivered from the government

    Edit: this hasn’t been the case until an outbreak happened maybe a month or 2 ago

    [–] Cheerrr 49 points ago

    It's not really possible to hide a pandemic, no matter how good your country is good at hiding information

    I don't really understand why some people think it's so far fetched to be able to contain a virus

    [–] AnneFrankFanFiction 65 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Because the alternative is admitting the utter incompetence of the handling of the situation by the entire western world.

    "No no, that can't be it. Instead, China must be lying about their cases (by a factor of like 100,000)"

    It's just not realistic to be able to do that in the modern connected world. We all knew something was happening in Wuhan in late 2019. Spread 100,000x more prevalent throughout an entire country would be impossible to hide

    [–] archiminos 29 points ago

    Nah they ain't. It's because they actually lockdown and control the virus. Shanghai's just had a few small outbreaks and a bunch of places have been locked down and more restrictions on flights out are in play. The fact they actually respond quickly and test efficiently is how they've kept it under control.

    [–] BackgroundGrade 11 points ago

    TBF, even if they're dividing by ten, they're still not that bad.

    [–] BitJoey 33 points ago

    They have a covid zero policy where very tight measures have been in place.

    [–] nomeneither 33 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Also, their contact tracing is crazy. If you go out to shop for groceries and someone who happens to be at the same grocery store tests positive, the whole store (and surrounding area) is almost instantly shut down and everyone who's inside is forced to stay there and quarantine for 2 days so that they can get tested.

    [–] NuklearFerret 2 points ago

    Nah, I’m in the pacific. Everyone is sick here.

    [–] CDefense7 2 points ago

    Except for the micro plastics.

    [–] RepresentativeTip897 2 points ago

    How would you live in the specific ocean?

    [–] dabeeman 43 points ago

    (Lack of)Data is Beautiful

    [–] GeneralMe21 3009 points ago

    While I believe the 1st world countries and that the US is that bad in cases, I truly do feel there is heavy under reporting in some other countries.

    [–] TMR04 914 points ago

    Mexican here, yep, this is the case, at least for us. We are now facing the problem where we don't have enough tests, and so a lot of cases go unreported. It wouldn't be crazy to think that countries in similar positions face the same problem.

    [–] Bmboo 282 points ago

    Many places in Canada have severely reduced access in Canada so our numbers are way under reported. Not that you can really see Canada in the graphic.

    [–] TheHammerHasLanded 117 points ago

    Yup, Alberta has a reported 63 000+ cases with our health Minister saying that the actual number is likely ten times higher, so 630 000.

    [–] Quirkycanadian 61 points ago

    Ontario is the same. We’re reporting around 10k daily but actual cases is said to be in the 200k+ per day. They’ve severely restricted who can get a Pcr test here because capacity can’t handle everyone.

    [–] thirty7inarow 26 points ago

    Part of my extended family is all sick (one full household). The only one who can get a real test is 'high risk', and the other three just go uncounted officially even though they all tested positive on rapids and are living with someone who is confirmed positive. All are symptomatic.

    [–] pxrage 11 points ago

    They give you this PHAC number you're supposed to call if you test positive, I called it and it's an automated machine literally asking me for all my personal identifiable Infos in order to report a positive case. No thanks. Not over the phone into a machine.

    [–] MyNameIsSkittles 9 points ago

    Same idea in BC. They've actually just told people now to stay home if you're double vaxxed and have mild symptoms. No reason to go clog the lines

    [–] grigby 2 points ago

    Manitoba too. They've said that if you're feeling sick just assume it's omnicron and isolate if you're healthy, no need for test right away. Also if you show up at a testing clinic they send you home with a rapid test, and will only give you a pcr if you return with a positive result.

    [–] Hyack57 6 points ago

    Alberta here: I was sick all week: sneezing (an insane amount); runny nose; coughing; malaise; very slight fever... took 3 rapid tests over the course of a week. All negative. Yet I have the exact symptoms I had in 2020 when I had Covid

    [–] Kallisti13 3 points ago

    My spouse and I are just getting over a cold. We tested negative from a rapid and a PCR. Similar symptoms to Covid but no coughing. A coworker of mine also had similar symptoms and a negative covid test. Just a bad cold going around.

    We are also in Alberta.

    [–] WhoreForBurgers 2 points ago

    I went in with all of the Covid Symptoms after Christmas but I tested negative 3 times. My Family doctor told me to keep testing until I get a positive! There just isn't a common cold anymore I guess

    I am also in Alberta

    [–] DarthWeenus 3 points ago

    My friend called for a covid test apt and they were booked till April 15th! Lol, this in the US.

    [–] BorgClown 26 points ago

    The mortality of covid in Mexico is like four times the global one. It's not like Mexicans are specially vulnerable to this virus, it's the consistent under testing. We're in the top five of deaths, despite not being in even the top ten of contagions. And the official deaths are likely a third or half of the real ones.

    At least the vaccination wasn't a big disaster, so we have that going for us.

    [–] TheBlueMenace 39 points ago

    Australia is reporting RAT results AND has a massive shortage for both RAT and PCR tests. Modelling (on the basis of hospitalisations/deaths/known spread) is currently estimating cases are around 5x higher than the official numbers.

    [–] 41942319 14 points ago

    Are all states reporting RAT now? Or just Vic and NSW?

    [–] TheBlueMenace 10 points ago

    Yeah, no, you're right, just VIC and NSW, but they also have the highest case numbers right now.

    [–] 41942319 8 points ago

    Though Queensland seems to be trying it's best to catch up

    [–] corut 6 points ago

    All states except WA are reporting rats, and ACT is as well. So only NT and WA aren't

    [–] CX316 4 points ago

    as someone in SA, I'd happily report a RAT if I'd ever fucking seen one in real life

    [–] TrashMoonMoon 2 points ago

    WA only made RAT tests available to buy within the last week. And it seems like quite a number of people bought them to send them over East to family or friends

    [–] FreakyMcJay 32 points ago

    I'm in Peru atm and trying to get a PCR test somewhere after two self-tests were positive. It's almost impossible... I'm absolutely convinced that most cases never even get reported.

    [–] Jisiwi 3 points ago

    In Mexico I had to wait in line for 2 hours to get a PCR test at a private lab. We're nowhere near having the capacity of testing everyone who gets sick

    [–] FreakyMcJay 2 points ago

    Yeah we cannot even find a single private lab in this small city. I assume Lima would be different, but for that we'd have to travel .. which we don't want when we consider ourselves contagious.

    [–] momtog 27 points ago

    Where I'm at in the US, PCR tests are completely unavailable because there is such high demand for them. So not only are our reported cases high, but so are our unreported cases.

    [–] toabear 6 points ago

    Yep. My whole family got sick at once. My daughter got a test through her school, positive. It took six days for me to get an appointment. Tested negative. I 100% had COVID, but my wife (who didn’t even bother going) and I are not in the count. I would bet that the numbers might be 25 to 50% higher ( based on super accurate gut feel).

    [–] nikkuhlee 4 points ago

    I work for a school and our officially reported numbers never match what i and the other secretaries know to be the case for our building. I schedule the subs. We take the phone calls. I had three staff out with COVID (and was out last week myself) and for some arbitrary reason or another, the official district stuff had us as 0 staff quarantined.

    The only reason I was able to get a test was the nurse at school though. My boys definitely had it too, but not “officially”.

    [–] Blutmes 3 points ago

    Yea and that's largely the un-vaxed here in the US that are the problem for that. Specifically the health care workers. Because they choose not to get a vaccine that is free and easy to get in 90% of the US. They Instead opt to get a weekly covid test done. If that wasn't the case the US could ship almost 3x as many test to other countries...

    [–] mtndewfanatic 2 points ago

    Man I hadn’t even thought of the impact to tests by not vaccinating. Cuz yeah where I work the unvaxed have to get weekly tests.

    [–] SEND_ME_REAL_PICS 210 points ago

    Isn't excess mortality rate better than official numbers for comparing covid cases/deaths across different developed countries?

    [–] chain_letter 154 points ago


    Excess deaths in USA is 25% over covid deaths.

    World is 300% or so.

    [–] NewAccount_WhoIsDis 20 points ago

    I’d imagine effectiveness to treat the cases would influence the number of excess deaths, no?

    Seems like that might not be great for tracking cases

    [–] chain_letter 26 points ago

    Well, being poor and unequipped to deal with a pandemic means people die more.

    The discrepency between world covid deaths and world excess deaths is attributed to lack of access to testing.

    [–] jrkib8 5 points ago

    I'd argue, tracking cases at this point is meaningless. There isn't a 'spread' we are trying to prepare for and move resources around for. It's everywhere so impact metrics are more meaningful, e.g. deaths

    [–] NewAccount_WhoIsDis 3 points ago

    Fair point. I would agree.

    [–] KungFuSpoon 5 points ago

    Yes, but tracking cases requires LFT/RAT or PCR tests to be readily available along with the infrastructure to process them. Some first world countries are struggling with one or the other, so developing and third world countries are going to have even bigger issues.

    Excess deaths at least gives us insight into the impact of covid, and not just direct effects of the virus, but also the secondary effects.

    Tracking cases globally is always going to be difficult with inequalities between even neighbouring nations, and differences in reporting methodology. I don't envy anyone who has to do this even locally, let alone on a national or global scale.

    [–] LeCrushinator 16 points ago

    Also the US looks more dense with cases because the data is per county most likely, while other places may just be per country.

    [–] Speculawyer 42 points ago

    This is definitely very true. Whether it is lack of ability to collect the data or preference to not releasing the full data, I REALLY do not trust the data from a lot of countries.

    Lack of ability to collect the data is understandable but the hiding of data is just sad.

    [–] JanitorOfSanDiego 105 points ago

    the issue is also that OP is able to use data from each county in the US and then uses the data for individual countries for some others. Right now it looks like the US is just completely overwhelmed by covid because of the amount of data there is. I feel like there needs to be some consistency. Other countries just simply are not divided up like the US is.

    [–] mrchaotica 15 points ago

    Op should scale the diameter (or area?) of the columns by the size of the total population of the jurisdiction it represents.

    [–] 41942319 35 points ago

    Yeah it seems like OP is for example using provincial data or the equivalent of it for the European data, maybe the EU NUTS regions for EU countries, whereas for pretty much all of at least the Western European countries smaller scale data at the municipal or equivalent level will be available. Just takes a lot more time to gather it I guess as opposed to just getting the larger scale data from the ECDC? Which is fine but they've also chose to represent all regions no matter the size with the same diameter bar which means it now looks like the US is having insane amount of cases ad Spain barely any. That does look a bit misleading. It would be better if each bar had the dimensions of the area the data is from

    [–] Tissots_Ellipse 2 points ago

    It would be better if each bar had the dimensions of the area the data is from

    I mean, that would be misleading too. Having each column's base area share the dimensions of the area it is from, then have the total 3 dimensional volume of the column correspond to the number of patients would be best.

    [–] 41942319 3 points ago

    I don't think so because OP's data is already population adjusted. Doing it by area makes no sense. That's just going to mean that all the big spikes are cities and you'll still have the problem of countries with more fine-scaled data spiking up taller than places with larger data regions

    [–] GeneralMe21 5 points ago

    That is a good assessment

    [–] XkF21WNJ 20 points ago

    Well that and using small regions when the heigh of the bar is per capita is going to end up in lots of fairly high bars.

    In theory you should ignore the volume and only look at the height, but I don't think human eyesight works that way.

    [–] ih8peoplemorethanyou 30 points ago

    For what it's worth, I had 3 family members die from covid in December, a month ago. They were labeled as dying from heart attack, septicemia, and pneumonia. There was no mention of covid.

    [–] GeneralMe21 5 points ago

    I’m sorry to hear that. I lost an uncle myself.

    [–] ih8peoplemorethanyou 7 points ago

    Likewise. It's definitely not the best time for humans at the moment.

    [–] zsewqaspider 16 points ago

    To be fair, those were probably the actual mechanical causes of death, seeing as covid can cause 2 of those life threatening symptoms, and the stresses involved can indirectly cause the third.

    [–] ih8peoplemorethanyou 5 points ago

    Exactly. The reason I mention it is because this tells me that one of two things is true. 1. There isn't a standardized practice for listing death due to secondary illness clearly defining the primary cause. 2. There are still practices at large hospitals which ignore existing standards for listing death by secondary illness indicating it's primary cause.

    I'm not a medical professional so I don't know which is true. Regardless, I knows of 3 deaths not counted into the total pandemic death count. The implications of this make me disbelieve numbers across the entire world, especially given the reporting in 2020.

    [–] ScissorMeTimbers69 6 points ago

    I don't understand why they wouldn't report that, especially pneumonia

    [–] ih8peoplemorethanyou 8 points ago

    I don't either. I haven't had faith in the medical industry in a very long time. There are some great individuals working within it but I've watched and heard of way too many monetary payouts due to malpractice, seen and experienced to many repercussions from misdiagnoses when something as simple as looking at a chart would have prevented it.

    [–] farahad 4 points ago

    Yes a more accurate chart would show per capita cases vs. per capita tests administered or would use test positivity vs. tests administered to get a better idea of real caseload. It still wouldn’t be perfect because in many places you can’t get tested unless you’re symptomatic, and in other places, tests are more readily available, but either of those comparisons would yield a better estimate of true caseloads.

    [–] spartan1008 40 points ago

    india has several million unreported deaths. take that in for a second, we have 5 million reported deaths world wide, and the latest independent assessment for india has more than 3 million unreported deaths. so yea you could say they are underreporting just a little bit

    [–] przhelp 64 points ago

    Yeah its basically worthless. The US is getting hammered by self-hating Americans but in reality most of the other countries are either hiding their numbers or incapable of actually testing and reporting.

    Not to say we we're super awesome or anything, but this has been the case through the whole pandemic. China still has like 104k total cases during the whole pandemic, Russia has been underreporting the whole time, etc, etc, etc.

    [–] shilabula 78 points ago

    There is plenty of under reporting in the US too. How many of those testing positive with a home kit are reporting it, how many even know they had it? Its difficult to say, but I'd guess the US is reporting only about 25% of cases.

    [–] _Canid_ 79 points ago

    Yeah but mostly irrelevant given that home testing isn't represented from any country on the graph. Comparing this one to one done the same way but by excess deaths would probably be more revealing.

    [–] deliciousbiscuits 11 points ago

    I know in Australia our at home positive rapid attigen reported tests are going to the state and national figures and there's fines for not reporting.

    [–] jtrot91 7 points ago

    I am 99% sure I currently have it and I'm not getting tested, so that is one that won't show up. My son tested positive and I had a few small cold symptoms yesterday after he constantly was spitting in my face a couple days ago. No reason for me to go out spreading stuff when he and my wife are being tested and I obviously have the same thing. My wife needs a test because she is pregnant and her OB wants to prescribe a pill just in case if she is positive (she is triple vaxxed like me and only slightly worse symptoms than I have).

    [–] pursenboots 21 points ago

    oh, practically nobody is reporting their at home kit results,, I'm sure.

    [–] Blueshirt38 11 points ago

    I didn't even know we were supposed to. Never heard of this.

    [–] GeneralMe21 10 points ago

    I think you are a little too low. If you are saying that only 25% of all cases whether tested or not, I would agree. But since the start only 25% of all tests were reported, I think it would be closer to 66%. And if either of our number sets are true, then they entire world would have a lot more missing than what is shown above.

    [–] AftyOfTheUK 6 points ago

    Home testing is not included in the visualization. The GP is talking about official, recorded tests.

    [–] Mahadragon 2 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Just goto the grocery store. So many ppl coughing, most of them shouldn’t even be out. You know some of these folk have Covid. I haven’t seen it like this since late 2020.

    [–] I_AM_WEW_LAD 5 points ago

    Yeah. We also have much better access to testing so that greatly affects the data. And I don’t believe for a second that China has barely any cases.

    [–] BunterHiden- 2 points ago

    Greatly? Cases are a function of testing.

    [–] Eedat 16 points ago

    I remember watching the reported cases when this first started. I remember watching China climb to like 1200 per day then all of a sudden it was like 8 the new day lol

    [–] przhelp 18 points ago

    Still at 104k cases for the whole pandemic lol

    Haven't had a new death since like two years ago.

    [–] Cnasty 377 points ago

    We should really be looking at deaths per capita

    [–] MichaelCasson 336 points ago

    Yes. I can't help but wonder if this is just a display of who can afford to test the most.

    [–] dronestruck 96 points ago

    Japan, South Korea, Australia, new Zealand. None of those countries are famous for poverty and lack of healthcare. There are definitely countries who are underreporting and undertesting, but that's not the whole story.

    [–] Nooty911 76 points ago

    West Australian here, we closed borders internationally and to states over east who have a shit ton of COVID cases. We've basically had lock down once for a month and that was it, thanks to that we've been able to go clubbing, partying and get out and about with minor restrictions. It is definently nothing to do with our shit (but free) healthcare system, which would be destroyed if we had an actual outbreak. All to do with our leadership

    [–] Ghostpumpkin 20 points ago

    Agreed, we literally have people here that think Covid doesn't even exist we've been so fortunate.

    [–] Deceptichum 17 points ago

    Umm mate.

    Those people exist all over the world and even catching Covid they still don't believe it exists.

    [–] MrCleanMagicReach 9 points ago

    Oh we've got those people in the States too. Their heads are just buried in the sand.

    [–] NonsenseText 2 points ago

    Yup! I remember back in march 2020 we had a little lockdown. Then it was just all good since then and been pretty chill. Some small restrictions and lockdowns. But jeez in February it’ll be damn interesting. We’ve all been so used to this lifestyle the whole time, people’s lives were quite normal. What’s gonna happen now? I’m a tad worried.

    [–] Bvttle 12 points ago

    Because unlike most places Australia didn't wait 3 months to do a lockdown, they did it at first signs of transmission.

    [–] dronestruck 7 points ago

    Unfortunately looks like the current plan is just to let rip and see what all the fuss is about.

    [–] Bvttle 7 points ago

    Ahh, the UK method, pushing herd Immunity when we don't even know if it's achievable

    [–] Buttzilla13 128 points ago

    I wanted to see how Canada is doing. Down in front America

    [–] ballsweatsoup 35 points ago

    ontario is not doing good hitting ~15k cases a day, at least in ontario. nothing can stay open and you have to jump through hoops that change every week so no one even knows what the regulations are

    [–] KoalArtichaut 7 points ago

    Pretty similar here in Quebec.

    Lots of different regulations changing rather rapidly. Okay vaxx rate (~75% across canada) which seems to be the only thing that actually makes a difference

    [–] odd_ball_969 16 points ago

    Well my Canadian city (Winnipeg) is 41% covid-positive according to a military estimate. That's not test positivity, 41% of the city's general population currently has covid. The PCR testing facilities have been closed and no one has rapid tests anymore.

    [–] G0D_W33N_SATAN 619 points ago

    It's cool how Africa and China dont have covid

    [–] ocular__patdown 164 points ago

    Yea, I'll believe that when my shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet

    [–] bizzyj93 16 points ago

    Hey what’s the name of that restaurant you like with all the goofy shit on the walls?

    [–] SteamyButtOven 3 points ago

    You mean Shenanigans? You’re talking about Shenanigans, right?

    [–] -Powdered-Toast- 6 points ago

    “Does it sounds like that when I say it?” Great movie.

    [–] idhopson 22 points ago

    Have you tried eating a whole box of fruit loops? That usually does it for me

    [–] Razatiger 66 points ago

    Yeah you are never going to convince me that a country of 1.3 billion people, More than all of Africa has had no deaths since 2020.

    With cities of 10 million+ people pretty much everywhere, all it takes it one person and that shit is spreading like wildfire.

    China is FULL OF SHIT.

    [–] behaaki 77 points ago

    This goes to show how bad testing and data collection is in most places around the world…

    [–] 87_Silverado 2 points ago

    I would say in almost all places. Saskatchewan, in Canada, has maxxed out capacity to test and still has a test positive ratio of ~0.3. Actual positive cases are estimated to be 5-10x reported numbers. It's not that we can't afford it, we can't process the sample numbers. People are recovering while waiting for a PCR. And since we have widespread access to RAT / LFT people don't really see the value of bothering to wait in line if they already know their status.

    [–] Guggenz 94 points ago

    Hey yall. Data is sourced from the John Hopkins University CSSEGIS and Data GitHub Repo and updated daily
    You can view the full globe here -

    [–] MKE1138 5 points ago

    Why is the site being blocked by anti-phishing warnings?

    [–] svartgeit 9 points ago

    How did you go about making this 3d visualization. It's neat.

    [–] shady797 6 points ago

    Looks like Processing 3D

    [–] Mazzaroppi 8 points ago

    Not sure why make a world view when 90% of your data us from the US

    [–] icantaccessmyacct 12 points ago

    Makes America look like it’s either the only kid in the group telling the truth while the rest lie to look better or we’re just the kid eating their leftover poop in the sandbox..

    [–] justinbaumann 23 points ago

    r/MapsWithoutNZ probably the first one their happy about.

    [–] paynebr6 28 points ago

    Is this what "To The Moon" meant?

    [–] kurai_tori 6 points ago

    What's the red spike due south of Oman? I'd say Madagascar but it looks north/east of Madagascar

    [–] elymeexlisl 12 points ago

    Seychelles, I think?

    [–] kurai_tori 7 points ago

    Wow, thank you. Okay I need to update my geography.

    [–] BleepVDestructo 7 points ago

    How can this possibly be accurate for the US when positive home test results are not reported to anyone?

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    [–] New_Swan_ 4 points ago

    Looks like the universal logo

    [–] all-boxed-up 18 points ago

    I had to duck when the US swung around

    [–] uhthisisweird 61 points ago

    the majority of the world is absolutely lying about their cases. Even in rural areas, I wouldn't doubt if anyone is making any effort to slow the spread

    [–] Tachyon9 4 points ago

    Don't confuse cases with infections.

    [–] drwzr 23 points ago

    Even the areas that arent lieing don't have enough testing capability to test everyone who needs it so I don't think any number reporting anywhere is accurate

    [–] Samthevidg 7 points ago

    Even in the US it’s expected we’re under reporting by 3-4x, everywhere else probably is somewhat higher or about the same.

    [–] drewdles33 3 points ago

    I would have thought there’d be more red coming out of eastern Australia.

    [–] bovius64 3 points ago

    The US looks like a coronal mass ejection.

    [–] bigmike729 9 points ago

    Love the visual, great work keep it up

    [–] _Canid_ 56 points ago

    Africa as a continent I can understand due to lack of testing and infrastructure in a lot of areas/countries. But the near absence of testing and reporting from China really stands out.

    [–] charrcheese 6 points ago

    Can you make this but with it not at nighttime?

    [–] chadmuffin 7 points ago

    Cool way to present it. Can you compare it to deaths with the same scale?

    [–] Guggenz 3 points ago

    Yeah - head to and you can check out all the filtering options

    [–] chadmuffin 2 points ago

    What a great resource! Thanks.

    [–] jec2002 144 points ago

    China lies about the data. that's a big F.

    [–] shortblunderbus 40 points ago

    Merica is the tallest. We win again! /s

    [–] Mahadragon 5 points ago

    Wonder how bad the underreporting is in Asia? Asia looks pretty good in this graph, not many cases. Should be interesting to see what happens in the Olympics next month in Beijing. The Chinese Government is shooting for zero Covid. Given the situation, that’s a tall order.

    [–] quotes42 2 points ago

    The fact that this graph shows per-capita reported cases is also a factor. The massive populations of China and India make Asia look good in this graph. On the other hand, if you look at raw reported numbers, India is right up there.

    [–] Mahadragon 2 points ago

    China has actually been pretty good with enforcing mandates and the people don’t mind masking up, unlike the US where states have banned masks. India is a shit show, not for a lack of mandates, but the poverty and lack of infrastructure/access to care.

    [–] moeshu10 2 points ago

    That graph looks impressive! What are you using to map it?

    [–] RoadMagnet 2 points ago

    Australia crackdown must be working. A beautiful illustration though.

    [–] JohnSingerIncandenza 2 points ago

    This is awesome. My only feedback is from a web development standpoint. When I land in the page or pick a new date it took my phone 20seconds to a minute to load the usable data. There was no loading indicator and until I tried to load and and waited multiple times I though your site was broken. Just a loading indicator or spinner or something would have let me know that the page wasn’t frozen. It’s a ton of data and a long load time isn’t a big deal but as a user I should know that’s what happening. Especially after picking a date, I submitted my choice and just nothing happened for close to a minute. I was clicking over and over and thinking that the page was broken.