An awesome UK COVID visualization

The Financial Times team shared this visualization of how COVID has gradually become less lethal over the pandemic in the UK.

The TLDR: Thanks to immunity driven by vaccines and those who have had COVID, the Omicron wave is trending toward* being just as infectious as the flu in the UK.

There are so many layers of data in this one exquisite graph. A powerful reminder of the impact of thoughtful data visualization.

H/T: Dan Cullum for sharing this on his excellent daily blog.

*PS: I’m hopeful that trend will continue for the new BA2 variant as well.