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States Scale Back Pandemic Reporting

Since the calming of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, many states have started to scale back the frequency of updating virus tracking. Rob Stein of NPR states that “At least two dozen states that have stopped updating daily the number of people catching the virus, being hospitalized and dying, according to Johns Hopkins. Some stopped reporting anything over weekends. Others cut back to just a few times a week. Florida is the latest state to go to just once a week — Oklahoma is another one that has reduced to once a week reporting.”. However, many state officials are defending the changes and understanding that it is reasonable to scale back due to vaccination efforts and higher quality data. This can be debatable by many experts, but one thing that is for sure is that although we have made tremendous strides to defeating the virus, we cannot let our guard entirely down now. Read more about state reporting frequency and what health experts have to say in the NPR article here.

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