Corona pandemic: What dashboards do not show

How can the course of the corona pandemic and its effects be illustrated? In recent months, dashboards – interactive, graphically depicted online summaries – have become the new norm of displaying infection rates, deaths and patterns of spread. This is problematic, as geographer Professor Jonathan Everts at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) writes in a commentary for the journal “Dialogues in Human Geography”. He criticises the way the programmes are handled and explains which aspects of the pandemic they are not taking into account.