Someday, I will write a parody stage play called “Waiting for Texas.” It will feature a squadron of diligent COVID Tracking Project volunteers, eagerly refreshing Texas’ COVID-19 dashboard, wondering if today, maybe, will be the day that the site updates by its promised time of 4 PM Central (5 PM Eastern).
This past weekend, I was not so lucky. Texas’ data came late enough on Saturday that the Project decided to publish its daily update without this state. How late did it come? 6:30 PM Central, or 7:30 PM Eastern. I understand the procrastination, Texas (see: the sending time of this newsletter today), but a little heads up might be nice next time.