As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths rise across the country, several US cities are starting to tighten their restrictions on businesses, and some cities and counties are on the verge of returning to lockdowns. The US COVID-19 case total rose to 3,858,686 today, including 141,426 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker. Meanwhile, a report today overseen by former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, MD, argues that incomplete and inconsistent COVID-19 data from states, along with the absence of national leadership, is behind the poor US response to COVID-19. The report comes as CDC data suggest that the number of people infected with the coronavirus in different parts of the country is likely far higher than the number of reported cases (see related CIDRAP News story).

 

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