COVID-19 Deaths and Wealth

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Explanation

Each circle represents a single country. The bigger the circle, the more people live in that country. The further to the right a circle is, the richer that country is. The further to the top a circle is, the more people have died from COVID-19. The position of the circle is corrected for the population on the country.

You can mouse-over or tap on a circle to see some details about the country. You can click-drag or tap-drag to draw a box and zoom in.

Analysis

The countries who are getting the worst value for money are the ones that are at the top right of the graph: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Italy, Belgium, USA, and Ireland. I'm not sure how complete the death numbers are in poor countries, but among countries with more than $50k GDP/capita, the ones that are getting great value for their money are New Zealand, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Australia, and Taiwain. These are all either islands or have closed land borders. I don't know if that's significant, but it does appear that countries with borders that are easily closed do better.

Sources

Data SetFetched On
ECDC 14-day notification rate of new COVID-19 cases and deaths6/24/2021, 12:16:05 AM
Gapminder GDP per capita6/16/2021, 12:16:08 AM