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Visualizing COVID-19

Kevin Systrom, Instagram
With Tina Seelig, Stanford University

In the absence of a single clear metric to track COVID-19, Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger pulled together a team of engineers, designers and statisticians to create Rt.live. This dashboard focuses exclusively on a single metric: the virus’s effective reproduction rate. By displaying the estimated effective reproduction rate for each state, the team hopes to better inform states and communities that are making crucial public health decisions.