Add Covid Ratio

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Last edit: 07:47, 23 November 2020

Do you manage this site ? Anyway it is focusing only US with few statistics per county. I don't think it's worth the value compared to international sites (including Wikipedia that follows lot of statistics).

And there's not a lot to translate: the country names ? They are in Wikidata. The rest is jsut a few messages. If the site author wants to make it a long term project for statistics independantly of country and division levels, may be, but the UI is too much in alpha stage and limited in scope. May be that site would want a few translations for other languages of US.

Such site is only useful if it tracks accurate data sources with regular updates and sources, but for now there's not even any indication of sources, so I would better trust official sites: WHO... or even Google (which in fact just uses and participates to the statistics project on Wikipedia/Wikidata for this topic, as this is a good place to collect and keep lot of sources and organize them...). and there are now tons of other websites for local statistics in each country, and for various platforms (web or mobile).

Verdy p (talk)23:44, 22 November 2020

Yes I maintain the site. I'm totally open to adding more states/locales, but I do not have the time to go through each state's data source. As I mentioned in the footer the data comes directly from the Florida Department of Health, there isn't a more official source for county-level data than that. If any other developers would like to add other locals, please submit a PR on the GitHub repo. If you know of an API that gives out county-level data for the entire country, I would love to use that instead. :)

David (talk)00:32, 23 November 2020

Oh... I did not even see this was even more limited to Florida only! Really, you should first ask for help on English Wikipeia at least to see if you get support for extending it to other US states, and possibly other countries. But I bet most won't be interested as Wikipedia already has a more complete dataset (and accurately checked, with all sources compared, not just one which uses one state-level method, and not the exclusive one at federal or international level). You should know that such statistics is highly sensitive to the methodology used, and there are many criterias (the WHO site gives some hints about their varaibility and what they are about, there's no single way to count things, including in one given country, and governmental sources are not always accurate on everything, frequently with underestimates!)

Such project is in fact not maintainable by a single person from his chair at home, it absolutely requires huge cooperation, at nation and international scale and requires monitoring as well other indicators. Even Google renounced to do that itself ! The best you can do however is to help the Wikipedia project if they are missing some data sources, in order to collect and track more (you MUST absolutely give the sources, as many sources use different methods or may be out of sync with others, using different time-frames for their measurements, and also frequently correcting their figures later).

Then you can use the data collected in Wikipedia and Wikidata to make a translatable app if you wish (exactly what Google did itself!).

Verdy p (talk)14:23, 23 November 2020

English Wikipedia, nor Wikidata, maintain county-level data which is necessary to preform the calculation.

I'm not sure why I have to defend an applicaiton I wrote. If you don't want to translate the 7 strings, then just say so.

David (talk)14:44, 23 November 2020
 

Even if I were to expand the data set (which I have yet to find a suitable one), the UI would still need those strings translated.

David (talk)14:51, 23 November 2020