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Site Update – April 11, 2020

Here are some of the changes we’ve made in the past few days:

  • Improved the Maps page
  • Added a Flourish wheel chart listing many details
  • Update the chart listing the actions taken in each state
  • Updated the Raw Data page to include links to data in .csv (comma separated value) form for your own research purposes. Added data from Johns Hopkins updated daily

Lastly, as a reminder, we’re all going to have to start dressing like this soon. Please make a note of it:

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Site Updates April 7, 2020

Today we’ve made several updates to the site

  • Added two new maps. The old map was good, but provided very little detail that wasn’t available elsewhere in the site.
  • Added Impact By Country section which has several selectable positions
  • Simplified the charts on the front page and added a US chart.
  • Added a US counties growth chart using the new data provided by the New York Times.

We usually make very small changes to the various sections that are reporting data. There’s still much work to do.

To-do:

  • Working on a “Resources List”
  • Adding user configurable charts, maps, and views
  • Adding predictive analysis. As the data grows, it becomes more compelling to try and make predictions

Thanks for staying with us, watching with us, and please keep as safe as you can. It’s likely that the coming weeks are critical in the US as the virus begins to spread.

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Incremental Improvements

Since we’ve come back online, after a brief outage yesterday, we’ve made several improvements and changed several things about the way we represent the data:

  • We’ve further hardened our security and added a privacy policy.
  • We’ve pulled some of the data sources and are now mostly focused on the Johns Hopkins data
  • We’ve added new dashboard on the “Raw Data” page
  • We’ve formatted the data in a more compact manner and refined it to make it easier to view on a phone

There’s still quite a lot to do:

  • Create a GDPR policy page, do we need that?
  • Find a way to publish the massive amount of information that we’re collecting everyday at this google sheet
  • Find the best possible and fastest loading visualization tools

If you have any suggestions, please let us know

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Back Online

Fought all day with denial of service attacks, brute force login attempts, and just about every kind of other attack, including compromising some of the data sources (which we’ve changed).

I didn’t realize how valuable information about the virus would be to some people

Note: McAfee may show the site as “Harmful” or “Dangerous,” but it is not. Google disagrees and McAfee became a dubious source of information and security years ago. Regardless, I’ve requested removal from their list. Naturally, I can shorten the 3-5 day time period by paying them.

Stay safe…

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Notice

Statement: So for now, as of about 01:00AM EST, one of the data providers that we use was compromised (hacked). We’re pulling down the site until we can secure a new data source. We’d rather that we don’t have a site for the moment, than we would put any viewers at risk. This is a very, very contentious and visible topic, the website grew so fast that it was the top result for quite a few searches about the outbreak. The site is completely removed from the web at the moment and will be back today in a new form.