“Beware of false prophets. By their fruit you will recognize them.” – Matthew 7:16
Judge politicians on how they perform, not their gaslighting.
“About 54,000 more people have died of COVID-19 since June 2021. Nearly 1 in 5 of those deaths have occurred in Florida — 18% of the deaths come from a state that makes up about 6% of the country’s population. What’s more, over the course of the surge, the percentage of deaths occurring in Florida has been increasing.” – WaPo
Ron DeSantis has blocked COVID safety measures with support from Florida Republican legislators. This real-time dashboard shows the number of COVID deaths by Florida county and that district’s State congressperson. Judge for yourself.
Dashboards: The antidote to gaslighting
Facts and death counts reveal the truth, but they have to be easy to find. That’s what a dashboard does. This dashboard created with ArcGIS Online in a few hours, uses realtime data from the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center to show the number of COVID cases and deaths for each county. The Florida congressperson representing that area is also shown.
Add QR Codes to your message
A QR Code for the dashboard was created with the free QR Code Generator app. Adding a QR Code makes it easy to share the dashboard on social media. The dashboard automatically adjusts to phones and iPADs.
Keep your data up to date
Fresh data keeps your message more useful. Dashboards stay current by regularly fetching data from the John Hopkins Coronavirus data. The dashboard shows when it was last updated. Florida lower house congressional districts are overlaid on the same map making it easy to see which politician represents that district.
Pandemic and politics overlap
“There are more cases in places where vaccination rates are lower. Vaccination rates are lower in places that voted more heavily Republican in 2020… Of the 23 states that have new case totals per capita higher than the nation overall, 21 voted for Donald Trump in November. Sixteen are among the 17 states that have the lowest rates of vaccination. Of the 18 states that have new death totals higher than the national ratio, 14 voted for Trump and 12 are among the 17 least-vaccinated states.” – WaPo
TakeAway: Use real time dashboards to let the public see how well their politicians are serving them.
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