“The present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the present unrolled for understanding.” ― Ariel Durant, American Historian
History will decide what was the best course to have taken in successfully handling the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. But for those of us in the midst of this outbreak, it is necessary to review the immediate past for lessons on the immediate future. The infographic below attempts to do just that by comparing the ongoing responses by two major powers: China and the U.S.
For day-by-day updates on a global scale, check out any of the established disease centers such as:
- Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation dashboard (WHO)
- Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US (CDC)
- Coronavirus COVID-19 global cases (Johns Hopkins)
- Geographical distribution of COVID-19 cases worldwide (ECDC)
- COVID-19 coronavirus tracker (Kaiser Family Foundation)
- COVID-19 coronavirus oubreak (Worldometer)
- Coronavirus: the new disease Covid-19 explained (South China Morning Post)
- Mapping the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak (Esri StoryMaps)
John Blyler is a Design News senior editor, covering the electronics and advanced manufacturing spaces. With a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, he has years of hardware-software-network systems experience as an editor and engineer within the advanced manufacturing, IoT and semiconductor industries. John has co-authored books related to system engineering and electronics for IEEE, Wiley, and Elsevier.