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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

covid-19 pandemic economic-dashboard

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

Confirmed Cases Worldwide
Deaths from COVID-19 Worldwide
*as of March 11, 2021

The Pandemic in Context

The Fight Against COVID-19 Continues