• covid-19,  data science,  portfolio

    County Level Covid-19 Dashboard

    Explore US COVID-19 new cases and deaths by US county. You can change the states, counties and time frame. There are a total of three tabs, the first two are visualizations while the third is a data table if you want more detail. See https://github.com/mattjcamp/covid_dashboard for the Python data pipeline used to gather the data for this visualization.

  • covid-19,  data science,  portfolio

    Covid-19 Visualization

    Explore US COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations for each state. You can change the states and time frame. There are a total of four tabs, the first two are visualizations while the second two are data tables if you want more detail. See https://github.com/mattjcamp/covid_dashboard for the Python data pipeline used to gather the data for this visualization.

  • covid-19,  data science

    Europe vs United States COVID Rates

    Check out this chart from the Statista blog on how the US and European Union compare on COVID-19 infection rates. You will find more infographics at Statista This is interesting, the US is still doing far worse than Europe but the gap appears to be closing. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the Fall when people in the US will start spending more time indoors.

  • code,  covid-19

    Local Covid-19 Dashboard

    When I need a Data Science tool beyond vanilla SQL I usually reach for RStudio. There is no denying that R is fast and painless for doing statistical analysis, but it’s quirky and falls far out of the norms of coding and that’s always bugged me. So I’ve been debating making a switch. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with Python programming. Python is a very popular general-purpose programming language that is used in Data Science, but it’s also used to make apps, websites, and services. I’m particularly interested in using this language along with AWS services to publish small web APIs and things like that. But, I need to learn the…

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    covid-19

    The Week I Hit My Breaking Point on Covid-19

    This week a video was circulating through social media showing a group of doctors, dressed in lab coats, and standing in front of the Supreme Court. They were having what seemed to be a press conference where they communicated their message which boiled down to “This virus has a cure, it’s called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax. You don’t need to worry about Covid-19, there is a cure.” The group is called “America’s Frontline Doctors”. The people pictured are in fact doctors who practice medicine. None are epidemiologists or immunologists. On that same day, America’s Frontline Doctors met with Vice President Pence. President Trump himself tweeted the video which helped it…

  • covid-19

    Is It Really Time to Reopen?

    So here we are at the end of May 2020. Our town has been closed since mid-March in an attempt to save the hospital system from total collapse due to the Coronavirus pandemic. And now, today, we are starting to come under mounting pressure to “reopen” our local economy. It’s hard to know what to think about this issue and what information sources to believe. Many people are misinformed and even the most informed people don’t know enough about this pandemic. This issue has become political and the stakes are high for the current government and for our collective future. So I wanted to take this time to try to…