There is now evidence that HHS taking away CDC control of #COVID19 hospitalization data went badly. But that’s just one of many deep problems with public health data collection in the US. Me in
The US does not have clear standards for Covid data. The data collected and reported by states is inconsistent, incomplete, and inaccessible, hurting our efforts to fight the pandemic. We have to get on the same page.
The US "information catastrophe": reviews the lack of national coordination necessitating volunteer efforts, and flying blind, without adequate patient data throughout the pandemic w/
I guess that confirms what most of us have been afraid of hearing for several months, that the US #COVID19 data is unreliable and getting more unreliable as we speak.
2 weeks ago, the federal gov't caused a stir by ordering a sudden change in hospital reporting of COVID-19 data. But the news cycle is fast; it's easy to forget. Luckily we have to remind us why this is important.
Covid-19 data in the US—in fact, almost all public health data—is chaotic: not one pipe, but a tangle.
When HHS stripped the CDC of COVID-19 data, they said it was because the system was inefficient and confusing. It was. But what's replaced it is not remotely better. ESPECIALLY NOT DURING A PANDEMIC. Ahem. By
One more addition: is a veteran of the the infectious disease beat, and here’s her insightful look at the US’s covid datatastrophe.
Covid-19 Data in the US Is an ‘Information Catastrophe’ The order to reroute CDC hospitalization figures raised accuracy concerns. But that's just one of the problems with how the country collects health data
. It was an honor to lend my voice to this article. Thank you for taking the time to write a thoughtful piece on such a complicated subject.
Covid-19 Data in the US Is an ‘Information Catastrophe’ By HT
"“This is a deeply entrenched problem...Our systems are old. They were not updated. We haven’t invested in them. ... will take a complete overhaul of what we have.”
#Covid19 Data in the US Is an ‘Information Catastrophe’ - Excellent piece from | “The order to reroute CDC hospitalization figures raised accuracy concerns. But that's just one of the problems with how the country collects health data.”