Featured sources, Dec. 13

These sources, along with all others featured in previous weeks, are included in the COVID-19 Data Dispatch resource list.

  • National report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force: The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit newsroom focused on investigations of democracy, has been periodically releasing reports of COVID-19 statistics intended for internal use by the White House Coronavirus Task Force and state governors. Reporters at the Center are often only able to obtain state-level reports, but last week, they released a national report including summary data and recommendations for all 50 states. The report is dated November 29.
  • Searchable database of PPP loans: On December 1, the Small Business Administration released extensive data on loans issued through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including specific loan amounts and company names. Accountable.US, a nonpartisan watchdog group, has made this information available in an easy-to-navigate database. You can search for a specific business or filter by different geographic regions and industries.
  • Searchable database of federal COVID-19 purchases: Since March, ProPublica has tracked where federal government spending on the pandemic is going. The database represents $28 billion, 14,209 government contracts, and 6,832 individual vendors. Data can be sorted by spending categories, vendor types, and contract sizes.
  • COVID-19 Global Travel Restrictions and Airline Information: The Humanitarian Data Exchange is an international repository run by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. One of the repository’s COVID-19 datasets displays travel restrictions and airline restrictions for nearly 300 jurisdictions, updated every day.

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