OK. We are at home. Again. Given that large parts of Europe and the U.S. are currently experiencing a second large wave of Covid-19 cases and that most European jurisdictions have reacted with more or less rigorous lockdown regulations, one wonders about the effects of these regulations on social distancing compared to the one in March/April. This graphical primer on this topic is the outcome of a recent data visualization workshop that we run for the TRR 266.

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A recent update to the {tidycovid19} package brings data on testing, alternative case data, some regional data and proper data documentation. Using all this, you can use the package to explore the associations of (the lifting of) governmental measures, citizen behavior and the Covid-19 spread.

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Joachim Gassen

Curious researcher, passionate teacher and coding nerd.

Professor of accounting at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin