Allan, thank you for not only looking at this viz but taking the time to re-work it. Also thank you for respecting the original design aesthetic. I looked at the geographic possibilities when I first imported the data. Like you I so hoped it would display the disparity between countries, and present the "shame on America" POV that I feel is warranted. You've most certainly done a better geo workout than I ever did -- but I still think the stark 'reality' of my scatter plot tells the story ... the horrible story, just a bit better.
I meant to be complimentary, just to add a sheet to what you had done, but couldn't work out the parameters.
I think the plot and map could supplement each other...a URL action could update both.
I also question the data itself though. I think it is just reported cases and actual licences, not the unpapered stuff.
I really have to get better at writing. I so took your post as "complimentary". Now that I better understand your idea of two sheets referencing each other, I'll give it a try tomorrow -- good suggestion, really.