To the tune of “Iowa Stubborn” from Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man:
And we’re so good at updating,
We can shift our case count
Twice every hour
With no timestamp to make a dent.
But we’ll give you our case counts,
And demographics to go with it
If you should love hovering over percents!
So what the heck, you’re welcome,
Glad to have you checking,
Even though we may not ever mention it again.
You really ought to give Iowa… a try.
Parody lyrics aside, Iowa’s frequent dashboard updates are very impressive. But a little transparency about precisely when those updates occur would go a long way.