We Don’t Know How to Count Dead People

Thomas Goetz
Aug 16, 2017 · 9 min read
Proportionally sized map of global deaths from malaria, from worldmapper

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A linear representation of the number of deaths in London, by disease, by Edwin Chadwick, 1842
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Various estimates of deaths from HIV from the United Nations Population Division (UNDP), the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), the World Health Organization (new method), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the World Health Organization’s previous method
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Thanks to John Battelle

Thomas Goetz

Written by

Co-founder of Iodine, former executive editor of Wired, friend of data, writer of books. Latest: The Remedy.

Thomas Goetz

Written by

Co-founder of Iodine, former executive editor of Wired, friend of data, writer of books. Latest: The Remedy.

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