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Jamie Mullick works as a chief content producer at Hindustan Times. He uses data and graphics to tell his stories.

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Data Munching | English Premier League 2023-24: A historic race to the finish

As the League enters its business end, Arsenal, currently at the top of the league with 64 points, are tied with Liverpool, but are ahead on goal difference.

Arsenal's German midfielder #29 Kai Havertz celebrates scoring the team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 9, 2024. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (AFP)
Published on Mar 29, 2024 03:20 PM IST

A global study on being underweight and obese is a mixed bag for Indians

In India and globally, indices of malnutrition show remarkable improvement. But the country needs to do a lot better in ensuring nutritional intake for all

In total, an estimated nearly 880 million adults were living with obesity in 2022 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 12, 2024 09:16 PM IST

Data Munching | The numbers don’t lie: the Earth is warming, and rapidly

We have breached the 1.5-degree Celsius mark of global average temperatures on 35 days of this year already

TOPSHOT - Traffic warden Rai Rogers mans his street corner during an 8-hour shift under the hot sun in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 12, 2023, where temperatures reached 106 degrees amid an ongoing heatwaves. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Feb 17, 2024 04:30 PM IST

Three charts to explain why Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is best of the best

While others may have managed more matches or clinched more victories, Klopp’s success story emphasises quality and places him in the Premier League pantheon

Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates towards his teams fans after the end of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Liverpool at the London stadium in London, Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Liverpool won the game 2-1. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)(AP)
Published on Feb 03, 2024 09:22 PM IST

We can't turn a blind eye to climate change when sea surface temperatures rise

2024 is already witnessing an early and unprecedented surge in ocean heat. This, after 2023 being the warmest year on record

Two men talk together on the shore after swimming in the sea at La Concha beach in San Sebastian on January 26, 2024 as temperatures around 30�C were recorded in Spain. Spain is affected by a heat wave worthy of the start of summer in the middle of January, according to the meteorological agency (Aemet), which is worried about this
Published on Jan 27, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Data Munching | What the WHO report on tobacco use tells us

Smokers around the world are quitting — men more than women — and at least one-third of the adolescents who use tobacco products are using e-cigarettes

Men consistently exhibit higher tobacco use rates than women, but more men have quit smoking than women(iStock/HT Archive)
Published on Jan 19, 2024 06:48 PM IST

Cause and Effect | 2024 may well break the 1.5°C-barrier for the full year

2023 broke all weather records: The ocean heat content is at an all time high. Expect global temperatures overall to continue to spike in 2024.

 Bathers cool off in a shower on Copacabana Beach during a heatwave in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in November. (CREDIT: AFP)
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 07:22 PM IST
ByTannu Jain,

Understanding the data and science behind JN.1 and the threat it poses

Kerala has reported the highest number of COVID cases with JN.1 - a new variant emerging.

Surge in COVID cases prompts increased testing; samples sent for genome sequencing: Health expert(Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 12:03 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Number Theory: JN.1 Covid sub-variant not a cause for concern

Is there any cause for immediate concern about the return of the Covid pandemic? Not really

A health worker collects a sample for a Covid test at the district hospital in Sector 39 Noida on Thursday(HT Photo/Sunil Ghosh)
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 12:26 AM IST

JN.1 Covid variant: Should we worry?

The JN.1 sub-variant a new sub-lineage of the BA.2.86 (also known as Pirola) — by itself an off-shoot of the widely circulating Omicron variant.

The JN.1 variant of BA.2.86, which was first detected by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in September 2023. (Representational Image)
Updated on Dec 19, 2023 04:47 AM IST
By, , New Delhi

G20 declarations, and their linguistic evolution

A look at the leaders’ declaration documents of all G20 summits held till date

PM Modi thanked the ministers who worked for towards building the consensus which was reached at G20 in Delhi.
Updated on Sep 09, 2023 04:20 PM IST

Lessons from 2019 play out in 18 mins

Isro chief S Somanath said scientists working on Chandrayaan-3 spent years analysing each contingency and rectifying the errors of Chandrayaan-2

Scientists and engineers watch the live telecast of the Chandrayaan-3 lander Vikram's soft-landing on the moon's surface at Indian Space Research Organisation's headquarters, in Bengaluru, India on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 05:40 PM IST
By, , Bengaluru/new Delhi

When a pandemic turns endemic

Here's why the rise in Covid numbers isn't unexpected, or alarming

The current outbreak only appears significant because the past two months have seen numbers that are largely negligible – in the first week of February, average daily cases dropped to under 100 for the first time since the pandemic broke. (Representative Image)
Published on Apr 06, 2023 03:58 PM IST

Number theory: No cause for alarm on Covid outbreak, says data

Is there another Covid-19 outbreak in India? How alarming is the situation, if at all? Here are some charts that try to explain this in detail.

For the week ended March 27, there were an average of 1,471 new infections reported daily.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 12:20 PM IST

How 2022 became a turning point in Covid-19 outbreak

Covid-19: 2022, meanwhile, will go down as the year the world started reaping the dividends of the vaccination effort put in through 2021.

A man walks past a mural art of a health worker at New Delhi’s Rajendra Nagar. (HT photo)
Updated on Dec 31, 2022 04:52 AM IST

Number Theory: Understanding the key numbers behind China’s latest Covid surge

Over the past week, the Covid-19 outbreak in China has dominated headlines. Following a record surge in cases, all major cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, have been put under some form of lockdown, forcing people to hit the streets in a rare outburst of public anger against the government.

A healthcare worker in protective gear assists residents at a Covid-19 testing station in Shanghai, China, on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 02:15 PM IST

Four things to learn from the first-ever CUET results

An HT analysis of the preliminary results fact sheet released by NTA gives important insights into the exam.

The CUET-UG was conducted over a period of six weeks with tests in a given subject held on different days. (Photo: Saumya Khandelwal/HT | File image)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 11:29 PM IST
By, , New Delhi

Covid deaths 10th of fatalities last year in same period

Of the 33,161 deaths that have taken place till August 17 this year, nearly half (47.4%) can be traced to just one state — Kerala — which has 15,706 deaths this calendar year.

A person being inoculated with a booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine at district hospital in Sector 30, Noida, India, on Thursday, August 18, 2022. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 01:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Saving lives, and living on with the Covid pandemic

It has now been more than two-and-a-half years since the first Covid-19 infections were reported in China. The world came together to halt the spread of the disease.

Passengers wait to be tested after they arrive at Toronto’s Pearson airport after Covid-19 testing took effect for international arrivals in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on February 15, 2021. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 11:16 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Covid cases rising again: Is it a cause for concern?

With 4,283 new cases of Covid-19 reported across India on Wednesday, according to HT’s dashboard, the country saw the biggest single-day spike in infections in at least 80 days even as fears emerged that the outbreak is again starting to rise in a handful of urban centres across the country.

Updated on Jun 03, 2022 12:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Understanding the latest global surge in Covid-19 infections

Are deaths rising again too? What role is the global vaccination drive playing in protecting people? Here are three sets of charts that explain this.

The seven-day average of new infections of Covid-19 across the world in the past week has touched 562,014, according to data collated by Our World In Data.(AP)
Updated on May 20, 2022 11:56 AM IST

Numbers Matter | The growing booster challenge for India

Six weeks since the vaccine drive started, it is becoming apparent that the road ahead for booster coverage is going to be different in terms of pushing for coverage. Here's what we know:

For the first time since India’s inoculation drive started, the challenge ahead is not one of supply, but that of demand. (PTI)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:49 PM IST

True Covid toll 14.9mn,India count 4.7mn: WHO

At least 4

HT Image
Updated on May 06, 2022 04:39 PM IST
ByJamie Mullick and Binayak Dasgupta, New Delhi

India’s excess deaths not derived from global model: WHO team

The controversy about the volume of “excess deaths” in India kicked off on April 16, when a report in the New York Times claimed that an effort by WHO to calculate the real global death toll from the pandemic “has been delayed for months because of objections from India."

An NYT report put India’s death toll at nearly 4 million, disputing the government’s figure of over 520,000 fatalities. Raj K Raj/HT archive
Updated on Apr 19, 2022 04:10 PM IST

Numbers Matter | The expansion of India's booster programme 

Despite the sheer size of the expansion plan, it does not appear to be an unsurmountable task for the government, especially going by past data. Let's see why.

From the drive having nearly 188 million people eligible for booster shots, it has now expanded to cover over 940 million people with a third shot of the vaccine. (Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 13, 2022 03:38 PM IST

How booster expansion may change the course of India’s vaccination drive

India will likely see a massive demand for booster shots announced Friday

HT Image
Published on Apr 09, 2022 12:00 AM IST

What India can learn from 2 years of Covid curbs

India was not the first country, and nor was it the last, to impose such unprecedented restrictions to control a fast-spreading global outbreak about which scientists knew very little at the time.

A CISF personnel wears a face mask as he stand guards, at IGI Airport, amid the lockdown, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)
Updated on Mar 24, 2022 11:29 AM IST

Numbers Matter | The figures behind the booster expansion debate

Protection against severe Covid starts fading fast after 4-6 months. This is why, the sooner the issue of wider booster coverage is dealt with (and boosters are made available), the better for India, and the world.

Several global studies, both in a laboratory setting as well as those that looked at real-world data, have shown that vaccine effectiveness against Covid-19 starts decreasing after a certain time period. (Frank Hoermann/SVEN SIMON/picture alliance)
Published on Mar 22, 2022 01:17 PM IST

Waning immunity may require wider boosters

Large section of those vaccinated got their last dose more than 6 months ago, leading to protection tapering.

Booster doses for senior citizens and frontline workers were opened on January 10. (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2022 11:35 AM IST

India Covid cases at 22-month low amid global surge

The pandemic numbers in India, however, appear to be clearly defying the global trend for now – the seven-day average new Covid-19 cases in the country is currently the lowest in over 22 months, according to HT’s dashboard.

Experts said that while cases are rising in several countries, including those that have already seen a previous Omicron surge in early 2022, the situation in India remains one of relative comfort. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 18, 2022 05:48 AM IST
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