Lack of Public Data Hampers COVID-19 Fight | The Pew Charitable Trusts – (Trump’s objective in moving data was to hide what he thought would hurt “him” and damn the rest of us)

“Why can’t we figure out what’s contributing to the recent spread? It is very simple,” Mokdad said. “No access to data.”

In a move seen as potentially obstructing access to COVID-19 information even more, the Trump administration last month ordered hospitals to stop sending data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and instead send it to a private data firm under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services, whose secretary reports directly to the White House.

Skyrocketing cases, clashes among federal leaders and a hodgepodge of state data have left many Americans asking how the United States will get back to anything resembling normal life.

 

Source: Lack of Public Data Hampers COVID-19 Fight | The Pew Charitable Trusts