The CDC now provides more data about what’s going on in Florida than Florida’s own Department of Health (DOH), and that data often shows a much more grim picture than the state would lead people to believe.
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Two weeks left to vote for the COVID-19 Data Hero Awards
In the two weeks since voting opened, more than 20,000 people have visited the website to view our amazing nominees and finalists, and to cast their vote.
Announcing COVID-19 Data Hero Awards
Submit your nominee(s) for COVID Action’s “Data Hero” awards, which recognize the hard-working folks in the public, private, and non-profit sectors who have kept you informed about Coronavirus in your state or region.
I thought a lot about how to make this announcement. In true “Rebekah Jones fashion,” I’ll just come out and say it: I will be leaving Florida next month. After the raid on my home, I can no longer justify staying in the state. I am not abandoning Florida. I am not abandoning this project.Continue reading “Thank you.”
Countering Some Myths About COVID-19 in Florida; October 19, 2020
The Badger dives into a few of Florida’s “covid truther” myths in this week’s analysis.
Florida K-12 Case Rates by District, Aug. 10- Oct. 3, 2020
Case rates for select Florida counties, based on district reporting of cases in students and staff, and total enrollment in face-to-face instruction.
Limited Audit of DOH data compared to data provided by districts for the overlapping time period
This report was written as part of a data quality review for recently released data by the Florida Department of Health, in conjunction with both The COVID Monitor and FloridaCovidAction.com.
Snapshot of Florida data; in-depth analysis to come tomorrow
Sometime in the late evening on September 29, 2020, the Florida Department of Health released a “detailed” look at the data they feel comfortable sharing with the public about COVID-19 cases in K-12 schools. The data lists cases from Sept. 20-26 and from Sept. 6-26 separately, for students and various levels of staff. It alsoContinue reading “Snapshot of Florida data; in-depth analysis to come tomorrow”
How a change in reporting policy created a dramatic change in counting deaths
After reaching out to the Florida Department of Health about the dramatic change in reporting, they confirmed in an email that the official policy of how they reported deaths changed sometime between June and August.
A new adventure for COVID Action: The COVID Monitor
COVID Action and FinMango launched our new joint-venture yesterday, The COVID Monitor.
From our new site you can access our map and data site, report cases, volunteer your time or donate to the organization. Donations to this project through FinMango are tax-deductible.