Featured sources, June 20

  • CDC adds more data on Delta: The CDC formally classified the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) as a Variant of Concern this week, and updated its Variant Proportions tracker page accordingly. This means data are now available on the variant’s state-by-state and regional prevalence—though the state-by-state figures are as of May 22 due to data lag.
  • AMA survey on doctor vaccinations: The American Medical Association (AMA) recently released survey data showing that 96% of U.S. physicians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as of June 8. The 14-page report includes demographic data and other details.
  • Rural hospital closures: The North Carolina Rural Health Research Program at the University of North Carolina tracks hospitals in rural areas that close or otherwise stop providing in-patient care. The database includes 181 hospitals that have closed between 2005 and 2021, available in both an interactive map and a downloadable Excel file.
  • Health Security Net: This is a public repository including over 1,200 pandemic-related documents—research, hearings, government papers, and more—from the decades leading up to 2020, compiled by Georgetown’s Center for Global Health Science and Security. It’s built for scholars, journalists, and other researchers to analyze past and present responses to public health crises. 

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