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Source: John Hopkins University
Stata is being used worldwide by researchers at the forefront of combating COVID-19.
Explore ways to use and visualize data from Johns Hopkins University.
In my previous posts, I showed how to download the COVID-19 data from the Johns Hopkins GitHub
repository, graph the data over time, and create choropleth maps. Now, I’m going to show you how to
create animated choropleth maps to explore the distribution of COVID-19 over time and place.
Data analysis plays an important role in the fight against COVID-19. From importing, cleaning, and preparing your data for analysis, performing myriad statistical analyses, to final automated reporting of the results, Stata provides features for all stages of the analysis of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
Import COVID-19 case data, clean and verify accuracy, check for missing values, merge case data with population data or geographic data from other sources, append new data daily, sort by country or date, clearly label variables and values, save the data to easily share with colleagues, and more.
Perform diagnostics tests using ROC analysis, model disease stages such as incubation periods using survival analysis, study new treatments using clinical trials, compare prevention strategies using epidemiological tables, and more.
Create graphs tracing the number of cases across time, graphically compare trends across countries or other regions, plot in linear or log metric, create maps showing COVID-19 prevalence across the world, plot forecasts based on your model with confidence intervals, and more.
Share the results of your COVID-19 analysis with your colleagues or with the world; create a webpage, Word document, Excel file, or PDF; include text, descriptive statistics, maps, graphs, and regression results; rerun scripts; and automatically update reports with the most recent data.
You may be interested in simple statistics about the number of confirmed cases and deaths calculated globally, by country, by state, or by zip code presented in a table or on a graph.
You may be interested in time-series analyses of trends of the COVID-19 spread and death rate or in using ARIMA models for their forecasting.
Or, you may want to explore nonlinear mixed-effects modeling of, for instance, cumulative death data.
Model right-censored, interval-censored, and competing-risks outcomes such as incubation periods using survival-time models. Choose between nonparametric, semiparametric Cox, and parametric analyses.
You may even need a counterfactual framework when using observational data to evaluate various virus and disease prevention strategies.
As the number of COVID-19 studies grows, use meta-analysis to unify the results of multiple studies or to explore potential discrepancy of the reported findings.
And be sure to check out community-contributed features. For instance, create maps of the spread of COVID-19 cases using grmap. Or simulate SIR and SEIR models using Epimodels created by researchers at the World Bank.
Create choropleth maps to show the spread of COVID-19 cases using the grmap command, which was written by Maurizio Pisati.
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This is the data repository for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Visual Dashboard operated by the Johns Hopkins
University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (JHU CSSE). The repository is supported by ESRI Living Atlas Team and
the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU APL).
Visit JHU GitHub
WHO is gathering the latest international multilingual scientific findings and knowledge on COVID-19. The global
literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 database is updated daily (Monday through Friday) from searches of bibliographic
databases, hand searching, and the addition of other expert-referred scientific articles.
CDC is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person to person caused by a novel (new)
coronavirus. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This situation poses
a serious public health risk.
The COVID Tracking Project collects and publishes the most complete testing data available for U.S. states and territories.
The Health and Agricultural Policy Research Institute gathers and publishes COVID-19 data from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia alongside data for other countries.
The CDCN collects and provides data from trials and publications related to all treatments for COVID-19. The data include the number treated and the results. These data are useful both for physicians and researchers working in new clinical trials.
The COVID-19 Research Database is a collection of resources from public and private organizations such as Datavant, Health Care Cost Institute, Medidata, Mirador Analytics, Veradigm, Change Healthcare, Snowflake and more. The cross-industry collaboration gives public health and policy researchers access to real-world COVID-19 data.
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