There are many statistics available regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, although they aren’t necessarily well coordinated at the national level.
With so many numbers being available, it can be difficult to understand what they mean, how they work together, and how to apply them.
However, experts say a more unified, national approach is essential in getting the pandemic under control.
An organization at Harvard University called Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) is attempting to solve this situation.
On July 1, the institute released a set of tools, including an online risk-assessment map.
This map makes it simpler to make apples-to-apples comparisons between local communities and visualize your actual risk level. According to Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, “those countries who have been most effective in containing the virus have had unified approaches.”