COVID trackers and info – various resources

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Please wear a mask and social distance a little while longer. Just because it may be legal to NOT wear a mask, NOT social distance, and to start travelling, it does not mean it is safe. It is up to all of Americans collectively – Are we going to get back to normal sooner rather than much later. Surge is brewing!

Biden is giving update on COVID-19……Please take a vaccine & continue to wear a mask and social distance just a little while longer.
  • Co-Founder: Alexis Madrigal, Staff Writer for The Atlantic – His own project. (n.d.). The COVID Tracking Project. https://covidtracking.com/. Final data collection shift took place on March 7, 2021. Don’t worry, but all of their data is still here. “The COVID Tracking Project was cited in nearly 900 academic papers, including major medical journals like The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, and JAMA. Our data was used by two presidential administrations and an array of federal agencies, including the CDC, HHS, and FDA. Federal lawmakers used our data in at least 10 letters demanding answers on the pandemic response from government leaders and commercial labs. And our data was cited in over 7,500 news stories in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Vox, ProPublica, and many more.” Co-Founder: Alexis Madrigal, Staff Writer for The Atlantic – His own project. He was a guest on the Washington Journal on C-Span 1 on 3/29/21.
  • Coronavirus Cases: Worldometer. (n.d.). https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR3fxWAY2fnQ5Og_2zVxXRn3qxAgYPDf6WUjcuKWJtNxjTrN9vejgFdhxiM#countries.
  • FT Visual & Data Journalism team (Ed.). (2021, March 23). Coronavirus tracker: the latest figures as countries fight the Covid-19 resurgence: Free to read. Financial Times. https://www.ft.com/content/a2901ce8-5eb7-4633-b89c-cbdf5b386938. Mentioned this as a good site for up to date info on COVID on the Washington Journal on C-Span on 3/29/2021.
  • Goldfarb, A. (2021, March 19). Analysis & updates: Federal COVID Data 101: What We Know About Race and Ethnicity Data. The COVID Tracking Project. https://covidtracking.com/analysis-updates/federal-covid-data-101-race-ethnicity-data.
Provided by NBC. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky spoke candidly during the White House Covid-19 response team briefing, urging Americans to continue to follow guidelines put out to prevent further spread of the virus. She admitted “right now, I’m scared,” warning of the possibility of a fourth surge and “we do not have the luxury of inaction.”