Editor's Pick: Tracing A Virus’s Journey: The Incredible Power Of Digital Insights

March 29, 2020

In this startling visualization, prepared for the New York Times by Jin Wu, Weiyi Cai, Derek Watkins and James Glanz and published March 22, researchers analyzed the movements of hundreds of millions of people to show how the coronavirus first appeared near a Wuhan seafood market, was able to move throughout China during a period of intense New Years travel and then make its way across the entire globe.  The results of this painstaking analysis are a stunning—and alarming—visual representation of how a pandemic takes shape. Watch the dots move as the accompanying text explains exactly how it all happened. Watch the virus’s journey by clicking HERE