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It’s Time: The COVID Tracking Project Will Soon Come to an End

After a year of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting COVID-19 data for the United States, we’re ending our data compilation work in early March.

By Erin Kissane & Alexis MadrigalFebruary 1, 2021

The State of COVID-19 Race and Ethnicity Data

We know COVID-19 is affecting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color the most. But we need more and more standardized data to truly understand the impact to these communities—and to mitigate those disparities.

By Alice GoldfarbJanuary 29, 2021

Outbreaks Ease Across the US, but Our Numbers Are Still Very High: This Week in COVID-19 Data, Jan 28

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are dropping in almost every state—and dropping very quickly in some of our worst-hit areas. Hospitalizations are down another 10 percent but are still far above levels seen in previous surges. Deaths, which lag behind cases and hospitalizations, remain high.

State-Level Vaccine Demographic Data is Messy and Incomplete—We Need Federal Data, Now

Only a third of states and territories with public vaccine data share information on the race and ethnicity of vaccine recipients, and those that do share it do so in highly unstandardized ways. But data from the federal government could answer the question of who’s getting vaccinated.

By Alice Goldfarb & Kara W. SchechtmanJanuary 15, 2021

Soaring Death Numbers and Highly Regional Outbreaks: This Week in COVID-19 Data, Jan 14

Deaths are 25 percent higher than any other week since the pandemic began. Arizona has the worst per-capita new case numbers in the world. A month after the country’s first vaccinations for COVID-19, we still don’t have federal data showing who is receiving the vaccine.

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