Source: Tynan DeBold and Dov Friedman, Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines, The Wall Street Journal, February 11, 2015, http://graphics.wsj.com/infectious-diseases-and-vaccines/ Image: https://givingcompass.org/article/washington-declares-public-health-emergency-over-measles-outbreak/ With public health officials declaring emergencies related to the current measles outbreak, I thought I would share some data visualizations related to the impact of vaccines on infectious diseases. These […]

Source: Raza, Sheeraz, Martin Luther King, Jr.: Quotes And Infographic, ValueWalk.com, January 18, 2015, https://www.valuewalk.com/2015/01/martin-luther-king-jr-quotes-infographic/ Readers: Today marks the 51st anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. I was a very young boy when he was assassinated, and remember the sadness the nation felt with his passing. This infographic from ValueWalk.com tells the story […]

Source: –, Client Highlight: How White Supremacy Attempts to Make Slavery and Segregation, “Soooo Long Ago.”, Zerflin.com, April 6, 2016, https://zerflin.com/2016/04/06/client-highlight-how-white-supremacy-attempts-to-make-slavery-and-segregation-soooo-long-ago/. Text describing this graphic tattoo is excerpted from the Zerflin.com web site. Back in 2016, Zerflin was commissioned to create a piece of art that gives an account of America’s history with slavery. This […]

Readers: Back in 2013, I did a multi-blog post on the 1854 cholera epidemic in London. Most of the reference material I used was based on Steven Johnson’s riveting book, The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (see book cover below) What I want to discuss today are […]

Last Wednesday, The Washington Post ran an article about The History of U.S. Border Wall Apprehensions. There were several interesting data visualizations in the article, but the one that really caught my eye was their heatmap (or density map) showing apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border, which is along the southern portion of the United States […]