For 70 years, the cells of Henrietta Lacks have been used without her consent. HeLa cells are special because they can divide indefinitely. The data visual above highlights some of the many medical breakthroughs achieved through the HeLa cell line. “The Mother of Modern Medicine,” is inspired by Kadir Nelson’s painting of the same title.
In total, over 205 million vaccine doses have been given across 92 countries. An estimated 6.44 million doses are believed to be administered daily. This data visual shows how out of all countries, Israel’s population has the highest rate of residents vaccinated. The latest figures for global vaccinations come from Bloomberg’s COVID-19 Tracker and Statista.