Matthew Conlen

Matthew Conlen

@mathisonian

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Working on graphics @nytimes and a computer science Ph.D. @uwdata.

Seattle, WA
Joined on April 23, 2010
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Curious about how herd immunity works? Want to know how far we are from getting there? My latest #coronavirus story in the @washingtonpost is for you. 'A vaccine, or millions of deaths: How America can build herd immunity to the coronavirus' https://t.co/b7lv86CfkA

Quoted @stevenstrogatz

Suppose you shuffle a deck of cards in this silly way: place the current top card somewhere in the deck at random. How many of these “single card riffle” shuffles does it take to make the deck completely random? Clear explanation & simulations here: https://t.co/S2lQu6HNvS

Two years later and this short card simulation is still *shuffling* its way around the internet. ♣️♦️♠️♥️ The staying power of interactive articles+media! Thanks @stevenstrogatz! https://t.co/JlEBGmHcOl

🤯🤯🤯 So incredibly honored that @bradplumer and I just won @malofiej's best climate graphic for the print version of this: 

https://t.co/FwkmEkw8xF

@nytclimate @nytgraphics https://t.co/ABoJHkkbdh

🤯🤯🤯 So incredibly honored that @bradplumer and I just won @malofiej's best climate graphic for the print version of this: https://t.co/FwkmEkw8xF @nytclimate @nytgraphics https://t.co/ABoJHkkbdh

The research finds that "nursing homes have, on average, connections with 15 other facilities." So the average nursing home was visited by people who had collectively visited 15 others. Individuals moving between nursing homes is a significant predictor of COVID infections.

We've been tracking the outsized number of coronavirus deaths and cases at nursing homes: https://t.co/qUTbmBDcex Direct link to the PDF of the paper: https://t.co/9WwkmoG8XV

The research finds that "nursing homes have, on average, connections with 15 other facilities." So the average nursing home was visited by people who had collectively visited 15 others. Individuals moving between nursing homes is a significant predictor of COVID infections.

New NBER paper: "[T]he first large-scale analysis of nursing home connections via shared staff." They use geodata from 30 million smartphones, find "7% of smartphones appearing in a nursing home also appeared in at least one other facility." https://t.co/jxVQRJYBVc

Front page tomorrow NYT
#Dataviz to help quantify the risk of school reopening
https://t.co/vk9F61wqap
 @jamesglanz @nytgraphics interactive @mathisonian consistent super graphics https://t.co/LfclYqjyw9

Front page tomorrow NYT #Dataviz to help quantify the risk of school reopening https://t.co/vk9F61wqap @jamesglanz @nytgraphics interactive @mathisonian consistent super graphics https://t.co/LfclYqjyw9

Quoted @mathisonian

How many people would come to school infected with coronavirus if schools opened today? The answer depends on the size of the school and the severity of the outbreak in the surrounding community. My latest with @jamesglanz @bencareynyt @joshkellerjosh https://t.co/aZgFzHzyPd https://t.co/ASij4aDU6d

How many people would come to school infected with coronavirus if schools opened today? The answer depends on the size of the school and the severity of the outbreak in the surrounding community. 

My latest with @jamesglanz @bencareynyt @joshkellerjosh 

https://t.co/aZgFzHzyPd https://t.co/ASij4aDU6d

This is the right way to assess risk. You need to take into account not only community transmission but also school size. https://t.co/LkcRvd6amZ

As schools in the U.S. grapple with how to reopen, new estimates show that large parts of the country would likely see infected students if classrooms opened now https://t.co/EedNIFaVkr

The maps show the number of people (students or staff) that researchers estimate would show up infected in the first week of school, given the outbreak as it is today. Note the wide range of outcomes depending on school size. For all the details: https://t.co/aZgFzHzyPd

As decisions loom for parents, teachers and pols, modelers estimate the chance that a child infected with the coronavirus will show up at any school in the US. Results range from sobering to reassuring. @jamesglanz @bencareynyt @mathisonian @joshkellerjosh https://t.co/V84WOcGSPD

How many people would come to school infected with coronavirus if schools opened today? The answer depends on the size of the school and the severity of the outbreak in the surrounding community. 

My latest with @jamesglanz @bencareynyt @joshkellerjosh 

https://t.co/aZgFzHzyPd https://t.co/ASij4aDU6d
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How many people would come to school infected with coronavirus if schools opened today? The answer depends on the size of the school and the severity of the outbreak in the surrounding community. My latest with @jamesglanz @bencareynyt @joshkellerjosh https://t.co/aZgFzHzyPd https://t.co/ASij4aDU6d

ICYMI: How to understand #COVID19 numbers. Advice from @youyanggu: "Watch out for selection bias, which is when you gravitate towards data that matches your belief & you ignore data that goes against your belief" https://t.co/t957YcX2dE

In print, the issue incorporates climate statistics throughout the layout and includes a nice feature of the map https://t.co/sI4oYQxNaF

In print, the issue incorporates climate statistics throughout the layout and includes a nice feature of the map https://t.co/sI4oYQxNaF

As the planet heats and crops fail, millions of people will be forced to choose between flight or death. New research suggests that climate change will cause humans to move at an unprecedented scale. And for many, this great migration has already begun. https://t.co/jcjsvTrI3L

Less than 2% of the U.S. population lives or works full-time in a nursing home or similar facility, according to the best available data¹. Yet 42% of U.S. coronavirus deaths are linked to these locations. https://t.co/qUTbmBDcex

One week from today, the extra $600 a week people are getting in unemployment benefits is set to expire. Unless Congress extends it (looking unlikely) it will be ... bad for people, especially people who already had less of a buffer to rely on. https://t.co/U90xw8Tfhf

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