This week you watched Big Data Visualization (YouTube Video) and Information is Beautiful where you learned about how good designs are the best way to navigate information overabundance.
David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Choose ONE of the graphics to discuss from Information is Beautiful and then answer the questions below. Be sure to indicate in your response, which of the graphics you have chosen to analyze.
Which of the graphics did you choose?
What ideas or pieces of information does the author present? List as many as you can.
Identify the main conclusion told in the graphic. This should not just be the title, but what conclusion you can make from the information provided.
Describe how the author represents data in the graphic. Example, using color to represent two things.
What other ways does the author tell the audience about the key message(s)?
What do you like/dislike about the graphic?
ccinations. Despite some vaccine preventable disease rates being relatively low in the United States, other countries around the world are not as fortunate, and the diseases are still present at large numbers (healthykids.org).The diseases can be brought from travelers and quickly create an outbreaks, and eventually epidemics. An example of this was demonstrated in japan. In 1974, 80 percent of their children were vaccinated for the whooping cough. Due to the successful vaccinations there were only 343 cases that year However, propaganda began to spread that the vaccinations were no longer necessary, and that the vaccine was unsafe. This leg to dramatic decreasing in vaccination, in 1976 only 10 percent of japanese infants were being vaccinated. This of course led to a giant epidemic with whooping cough cases exceeding 13,000. In 1981, the government once again began vaccinating leading the whooping cough cases to drop(pkids). Another reason vaccination is still necessary is to protect future generations. In quote the following the CDC clearly lays out the consequences of not vaccinating “What would happen if we stopped vaccinations? We could soon find ourselves battling epidemics of diseases we thought we had conquered decades ago”. Thanks to vaccinations, future generations do not need to deal with Smallpox if vaccinations continue the same could be said about other diseases. It necessary to vaccinate to protect against disease outbreaks, epidemics, and to protect future generations. An aspect that many people seem to forget when it comes to vaccines is it’s cost efficiency. Vaccines save the economy, healthcare systems, and those affected by the disease up to trillions. Theses diseases are cost consuming on many accounts. Firstly vaccines provide tremendous economic benefits. Vaccination and routine immunization “has prevented more than 21 million hospitalizations, saving nearly $295 billion in direct costs”huff, direct costs being things such as treatment. Additionally, according to the article vaccines and routine immunization have saved “$1.38 trillion in total societal costs (which include things like lost productivity due to disability and early death)”( huff). Treating a vaccine preventable disease is extremely expensive, while getting a vaccine shot is relatively cheap. For instance, Unicef reports in Ethiopia Measles vaccine shot can be obtained for $00.23, while the Measles disease can cost a household a months earnings. They go on to describe the plentiful benefits that would be achieved in providing vaccines to every child in the 72 least wealthy countries. $6.2 billion would be saved in treatment costs, and $145 billion in productivity costs(unicef). The costs are just as detrimental in the United States, for example in San Diego 2008, 11 unvaccinated children got the Measles disease, and caused a net cost of 10,376 per case (ncbi). Vaccines can save parents, and the economy tremendous amounts of money. It is coherent that vaccines are highly cost efficient. When someone is getting they vaccinated are not just protecting t>GET ANSWER