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Why Some States Won’t Share Race and Ethnicity Data on Vaccinations with the CDC—and Why That’s a Problem

We sent requests for data-use agreements to 56 states and territories to learn what vaccination data was being shared with the federal government. We found that several states—including California and Texas—aren’t sharing race and ethnicity data on vaccinations with the CDC, citing patient privacy laws. In better news, most states are.

By Caitlin Antonios, Mohar Chatterjee, Georgia Gee, Derek Kravitz, & Kyra SeneseFebruary 16, 2021

The Third Surge Continues to Ease: This Week in COVID-19 Data, Feb 11

Another week of good news: Cases and hospitalizations continue to drop nationally, and deaths are down for the second week in a row. We’re concerned about ambiguous indicators in the Northeast, and about testing declines.

A Better Approach to Comparing and Assessing State-Level COVID-19 Data Reporting

We’re replacing state letter grades with detailed and explanatory assessments of each state’s data.

By Alice Goldfarb & Sara SimonFebruary 10, 2021

Learn More About Using Federal COVID-19 Data with The COVID Tracking Project

In February and March, we’ll hold a series of free trainings to help anyone who uses our data to understand existing federal numbers.

By Rachel GlickhouseFebruary 9, 2021

Silent Data Mismatches Are Compromising Key COVID-19 Indicators

Although we’d prefer to have precise, real-time, comprehensive COVID-19 data for every US state and territory, the reality is that every metric that each jurisdiction publishes comes with quirks of timing and content that can make precise calculations impossible.

By Kara W. Schechtman & Sara SimonFebruary 9, 2021
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