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Covid-19 Data Reporting System Gets Off to Rocky Start – The Wall Street Journal

https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-data-reporting-system-gets-off-to-rocky-start-11597178974

Public release of hospital data about the coronavirus pandemic has slowed to a crawl, one month after the federal government ordered states to report it directly to the Department of Health and Human Services and bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Key indicators, such as estimates of the portion of inpatient beds occupied by Covid-19 patients, are lagging by a week or more, making it harder for citizens and local officials to get a handle on how the pandemic is progressing and for agencies to allocate supplies…

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