The COVID-19 Pandemic – One Year In
Exactly one year ago today, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic.
In the days that followed, the ripple effects would be felt across society, impacting almost every aspect of everyday life. Although rising case and death counts, lockdowns, job losses, and crashing markets have been at the forefront of the news cycle, the full breadth and scale of events taking place over the last year are worth reflecting on in more detail.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the onset of COVID-19, we’ve compiled a number of original visual resources to help put the pandemic in perspective. This includes our mega COVID-19 timeline as well as many other interesting visualizations we link to below.– Jeff Desjardins (Editor-in-Chief, Visual Capitalist) March 11, 2021
What Went Up, What Went Down
The past year has been turbulent to say the least. Massive stimulus packages, lockdown measures, and shifting patterns of behavior and demand have all thrown the global economy into disarray.
This dashboard is a compact look at how a number of economic indicators performed during the pandemic. Together, they paint a picture of the crash and emerging recovery.
By the Numbers, One Year In
The Pandemic in Context
Were people more frugal during the pandemic or did they break the bank? This visual assesses the saving rates across different countries.
In spring 2020, roughly two-thirds of the world’s passenger jets were grounded. Here’s how things have rebounded since the onset of the pandemic.
The pandemic has impacted employment greatly. This visual reveals how its effects have led to losses in hours worked by global workers in 2020.
The Fight Against COVID-19 Continues
All North American downtowns are facing a sluggish recovery, but some are still seeing more than 80% less foot traffic than pre-pandemic times
This continuously updated chart provides a more complete look at the efficacy of COVID-19 containment strategies.