To assess how fast corona is spreading and what helps, you need numbers. But they’re sometimes treacherous.
Covid-19 illnesses:Interactive map from John Hopkins University in Baltimore as of March 21 Photo: Marius Bulling/imago
Johns Hopkins University has what everyone covets: Figures on the coronavirus pandemic. Worldwide and quasi-permanently updated, graphically prepared. Even for Germany, figures from the private university in Baltimore, Maryland, are more likely to be used than those from the German federal authority for infectious diseases, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).