COVID source shout-out: Transparency in Utah

Utah hasn’t hit 70% adult vaccinations yet—but a recent data error led state officials to erroneously announce the benchmark had been hit. Spencer Cox, Utah’s governor, posted an apology on Twitter that drew attention for his commitment to transparency and accountability.

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COVID source shout-out: The CDD vaccinations page

Since early January, the COVID-19 Data Dispatch has maintained a page of detailed annotations on all the major sources for vaccination data in the U.S. This includes government sources (the CDC, all 50 states, and D.C.), along with a few notable news publications and independent dashboards. The page is now switching to an every-other-week update schedule from every week.

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COVID source shout-out: TUSHY

Now, you might ask: Betsy, why are you featuring a bidet company as a COVID-19 data source? Because a special page on TUSHY’s website is reporting the share of Americans who have been fully vaccinated, with a (NSFW) framing: “Can We Eat Ass Yet?”

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COVID source shout-out: NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

Last spring, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) set up a special website compiling guidance on how to treat COVID-19 patients, intended as a resource for physicians and researchers. We featured this source in an issue a couple of months ago, but I wanted to revisit it today because the site’s one-year anniversary is coming up this week!

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COVID source shout-out: New York expands eligibility

This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced two major expansions for vaccine eligibility. State residents age 30 and older became eligible starting on March 30, and residents age 16 and older became eligible starting on April 6. This expansion allowed two of my favorite vaccine communicators to get their shots!

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