Featured sources, April 11

  • Lost on the frontline: This database from Kaiser Health News and The Guardian honors American healthcare workers who died during the COVID-19 pandemic. We featured this source when it was launched back in August 2020. At that time, 167 workers were included in the interactive database; now, you can read the profiles of hundreds more. 3,607 deaths have been recorded in total. KHN and The Guardian closed their joint investigation this week, and public health leaders and policymakers are now calling on the federal government to continue this crucial work.
  • State COVID-19 Hospitalization Data Annotations, by the COVID Tracking Project: This week, the COVID Tracking Project released a snapshot of extensive research into how U.S. states are reporting their currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The research has informed comparisons between Project data and federal data which demonstrated the quality of the HHS hospitalization dataset. You can access these annotations, along with information on cases, tests, and deaths, at the Project’s Data Annotations page.
  • Food Insecurity in the United States: Nonprofit hunger relief organization Feeding America has compiled and mapped data showing how the pandemic has impacted food insecurity in the U.S. You can search for a specific state, county, or local food bank to see food-insecure population estimates, average meal costs, food stamp program eligibility, and more.

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