To start, use the orange slider in the panel on the left to choose a date range. Then press [Get Data].
You will see a green list of dates below the button. These links will bring up a map for the selected date.
Click on one of the green dates that appear to view the map for that date.
By default, the map is displaying Confirmed cases by county. You can use the radio button change what the map displays. Percent Increase(Confirmed) will look at the change from the first date on the list to the selected date. For more information on the other options, hover over the item.
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The Plots section allows you to plot change in a variable with a line chart at the state or national level across the days selected. When the toggle is set to [On], it will overlay on top of the map the selected variable from the select box. Their is the option to look at the log of both Confirmed cases and Fatalities to help assess if growth is slowing or growing.
The map also looks at what social factors are most correlated with confirmed cases. This is on bottom left of the screen. It can be done on at the state and national level by using the drop-down on the bottom of the left panel. When you click [correlate], you will see a list or values and numbers. This is a pearson correlation test and represent how strong the relationship is between Confirmed cases and other characteristics of a county. There is also a graphical representation using a bar where green indicates a positive relationship and red indicates a negative relationship.
Balefire.info was started to give the general public access to some of the information that we are all discussing as we work to mitigate the COVID 19 pandemic. It also gives users the ability to view relationships between COVID-19 and social factors such as income inequality residential social isolation. Hopefully, these insights will help us better understand our communities and how it affects the COVID-19 pandemic--with the goal of bettering our communities.This data viewer uses data from Tom Quisel's COVID-19 database and provides a variety of ways to look at the day
data. The goal is to allow better understanding of county level data. In particular, it allows users to look at a variety of factor and on and across different dates. It should not replace advice
and expertise of the CDC and other state and governmental agencies as the tools and methods used are somewhat rudimentary. Demographic data comes from the 2010 U.S. Census and was extracted through the National Historical GIS toolkit. Some of the Census data also comes from the U.S. Census 5 year survey such as insurance information, but that data is not all-encompassing so some counties will be missing these datapoints. The Google mobility data for mobility is taken from this project and the time-series was extracted with tool from
a group of data scientists who helped gather and shape it including these projects: COVID19_mobility and the data science campus project. I also want to thank John Hendy for allowing me you use his data extract. The code and data for this project is available at this github repo. For more information on Google's data go to their reports from the dropdown menu. Google's data currently tracks to 3-29 and the map uses the last available date after that point.
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Welcome to the Balefire COVID-19 Data Explorer
To begin, please use the orange slider on the left to choose the dates (or use the default range) you want to view and then press [Get Data]. You will then see a list of links below the button that will allow you to load the map
of COVID-19 confirmations for your date range. There are many more options, so please explore or click [Map Information] from the top menu for more information about how to use the explorer or the project.