Combating COVID-19 artwork by EJDNA - Combating COVID-19 artwork by EJDNA

About the Art

Artwork Title: Leadership Vacuum
Artwork By: EJDNA
Artwork Medium: Digital

Data downloaded from the World Health Organization on October 11, adjusted for each country's population, and plotted using the R programming language to provide perspective on the US response to the pandemic relative to the responses of European and Asian democracies.

I am a data scientist. As a scientist, I am continuously creating images from data to extract the messages hidden in the data to share with my colleagues. Here, I am applying these skills to show how the US's response to the pandemic compares to other nations.

Biden’s Plan

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a seven-point plan to beat COVID-19 and get our country back on track.

  1. Fix Trump’s testing-and-tracing fiasco to ensure all Americans have access to regular, reliable, and free testing.
  2. Fix personal protective equipment (PPE) problems for good.
  3. Provide clear, consistent, evidence-based national guidance for how communities should navigate the pandemic — and the resources for schools, small businesses, and families to make it through.
  4. Plan for the effective, equitable distribution of treatments and vaccines because discovering isn’t enough if they get distributed like Trump’s testing and PPE fiascos.
  5. Protect Older Americans and Others at High Risk.
  6. Rebuild and expand the defenses that Trump has dismantled to predict, prevent, and mitigate pandemic threats, including those coming from China.
  7. Implement mask mandates nationwide by working with governors and mayors and by asking the American people to do what they do best: step up in a time of crisis.