Motivated by the Seattle Times’ article on COVID in youth, I was stunned by their lack of insight into the situation of COVID by age, indicated by this plot:
So I set about showing how with a little bit of thought and a focus on an appropriate baseline, you can visualize the key conclusion more in a much more effective manner.
Snapshots of the raw data are in this folder as well.
- From the WA COVID Data Dashboard, Cases and Deaths by Week of Illness Onset, County, and Age (XLSX)
- From the WA Office of Financial Management, this table of population estimates by age: