Posts from ourworldindata.org
Testing early, testing late: four countries’ approaches to COVID-19 testing comparedIt is by looking at data on confirmed cases alongside data on testing that we get the best view of how the outbreak has developed in different countries, and how successfully countries have responded to it. In this post, we compare the approach to testing taken over the outbreak in South Korea, Italy, UK and US.5
Average annual working hours vs. GDP per capitaWorking hours are the annual average per employed person. GDP per capita is measured in constant international-$. This means it is adjusted for price differences between countries and adjusted for inflation to allow comparisons between countries and over time.
To understand the global pandemic, we need global testing – the Our World in Data COVID-19 Testing datasetWithout testing for COVID-19 we cannot know how many people are infected with the disease. And without this data we cannot know what is happening. That is why we are bringing together the available data on testing from countries around the world.