I’d like to give you—readers of the COVID-19 Data Dispatch—an opportunity to share your concerns about this latest stage of the pandemic and connect with others who feel similarly. So, I’m hosting a community event: a live Q&A in a private Slack server.
Last week, I wrote about my experience with a CO2 monitor that I recently bought, and have been using to informally study the air quality in my New York City apartment. I asked readers to share their experiences with these monitors, and several of you did!
This week, I’m sharing answers to three questions from readers that came in recently, through emails and the COVID-19 Data Dispatch Google form. The questions discuss interpreting wastewater and case data, and an interesting masking conundrum.
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There’s no sugarcoating it: we are in an extremely confusing and frustrating phase of the pandemic. We see the rising (yet undercounted) case numbers, we hear from friends and family members who have recently tested positive. And yet the CDC’s official COVID-19 guidance is still based on a mostly-green map, while local leaders refuse to reinstate mask mandates or other safety measures.
In this post, I’m answering reader questions about how individuals can impact COVID-19 policies. Such questions feel particularly pertinent this week, as leaders of several states loosen up on mask mandates and other COVID-19 safety measures.
In 2022, I would like to revamp readers’ options for donating in a way that aligns more closely with your interests. The survey will help me figure that out, as well as give me an overall sense of what you all would like to see from the COVID-19 Data Dispatch in 2022.