Inspiration

Through many hours of brain storming sessions with the intentions of pursuing the Social Justice Track for Vizathon 2021, we decided on presenting data for racial disparity stemming from our diverse team members that are based in The United States of America, The United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia.

What it does

Our team gathered COVID-19 data from the 50 states in the USA to show how races and ethnic groups are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

How we built it

The data we decided to use to show racial disparity are COVID-19 cases and death percentages by race and ethnicity, population with uninsured health coverage percentages by race and ethnicity, and the CDC social vulnerability index.

Challenges we ran into

The biggest challenge we encountered was working online with major time zone differences and creating deliverables in a fast paced environment.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

This Vizathon was Eric's first data science project!

What we learned

We learned how to communicate remotely online thoroughly.

What's next for COVID-19 and Racial Disparity

Our observations also raised many questions:

  • Has the pandemic exacerbated or just exposed inequality?
  • How we level health coverage across races?
  • How can policy and data analysis be used to elevate and protect groups who are vulnerable to external stresses on human health which may result in loss of life or socioeconomic disparities such as COVID-19?
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