Week 10 – Lab Reflection + Reading Response

Re-Designing Visualizations:

Original Visualization:

Link: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/history-of-pandemics-deadliest/

Re-Design of Visual:

My new visualization changes the narrative because it demonstrates how many people a certain disease can infect without the use of vaccines. Although measles is portrayed as the most contagious, COVID-19 remains more infectious because there is a vaccine for measles. Additionally, there are other diseases that have higher chances of infecting more people than COVID-19, but all have a vaccination for them. According to the Infographic website, “The more people are immune to a disease, the less likely it is to proliferate, making vaccinations critical to prevent the resurgence of known and treatable diseases.” Since COVID-19 is new and without a confirmed vaccine, it is harder to create herd immunity for this specific disease until scientists come up with a cure to prevent spread.

1 thought on “Week 10 – Lab Reflection + Reading Response”

  1. Hey Jason,

    I like that your visualization’s emphasis on the infection rate without vaccines. It shows that herd immunity is important in stopping the spread of viral diseases.

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