NYC COVID-19 Mortality Map by New York Universeity
NYC Covid Mortality Map is an interactive data visualization that aims to shed light on health disparities by visualizing the imbalanced death toll of Covid19 across different zipcode areas in New York City, echoing inequities in healthcare in minoritized communities . The work is created for the Covid19 Impact Project at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and The Color Of Care initiative. The data sources include NYC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Data beginning on May 18, 2020, and the income data of each zipcode from 2021 US census.
Through interactive elements and visuals, this work serves as a poignant reflection of the inequities in healthcare experienced by minoritized communities. By exploring the relationship between health outcomes, income, and zipcode areas, the map uncovers the underlying message of The Color Of Care and prompts viewers to contemplate the impact of these disparities.
To emphasize the disparities between areas, the map utilizes color-coding based on the total number of Covid19 deaths in each zipcode. Additionally, detailed information, including the name and death count of each zipcode, appears as tooltips and alongside the map, allowing audiences to explore and gain familiarity with specific areas. The interactive features enable viewers to zoom in, pan, and navigate the map, further enhancing their understanding of the data.
The map serves as a powerful tool for raising awareness about health disparities and the urgent need for equitable healthcare access. Through its visually engaging and interactive approach, this artwork invites viewers to delve into the complex realities of Covid19's impact and sparks crucial conversations about social justice and health equity.