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Resources for Tracking Federal COVID-19 Spending

CRS report via LC – Resources for Tracking Federal COVID-19 Spending, Updated January 6, 2021 – “Congress has responded to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic with supplemental appropriations measures providing relief and assistance to individuals and families, state and local governments, businesses, health care providers, and other entities. For more information, see CRS Report R46474,… Continue Reading

More Than 15 Million Shots Given: Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker

Bloomberg: The U.S. has administered 5.05 million doses; Europe’s rollout begins. Updated: January 5, 2021, 6:31 PM EST Vaccine Tracker Vaccine Contracts Global Cases U.S. Cases U.S. Hospitalizations U.S. Regions The biggest vaccination campaign in history has begun. More than 15 million doses in 35 countries have been administered, according to data collected by Bloomberg. Delivering billions… Continue Reading

CDC COVID Data Tracker – Maps, charts, and data provided by the CDC

CDC – “As a result of a data processing issue, some duplicate doses administered were reported for the state of Virginia up through January 5. The corrected number of People Initiating Vaccination for Virginia will appear beginning January 6, 2020. Doses distributed and people initiating vaccination (1st dose received) are for both Moderna and Pfizer… Continue Reading

Millions of Americans now have access to free, anonymous coronavirus exposure notifications

Washington Post – “Here’s a phone alert you wouldn’t want to miss: “You have likely been exposed.” The coronavirus surge is upon us, and your phone might be able to help. More than 150 million Americans, now including California residents, have the ability to get pop-up notifications from local health authorities when they’ve personally spent… Continue Reading

We’re botching the vaccine rollout. Here’s how to get it back on track

Fast Company – “…To fix the problem, several things need to change. The Biden administration can help by giving clear guidance to states about how many vaccines they’re getting and how long they can be stored, providing training materials for staff, and setting targets for vaccinating a certain number of people by a certain date,… Continue Reading

The Year Ahead: 3 Predictions From the ‘Father of the Internet’ Vint Cerf

NextGov – Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google: “In 2011, the movie “Contagion“ eerily predicted what a future world fighting a deadly pandemic would look like. In 2020, I, along with hundreds of thousands of people around the world, saw this Hollywood prediction play out by being diagnosed with COVID-19. It… Continue Reading

How Full Are Hospital ICUs Near You?

The New York Times: “Just over one-fifth of U.S. hospitals with intensive care units, or 638 total hospitals, reported that at least 95 percent of their I.C.U. beds were full in the week ending Dec. 31. Nationwide, 77 percent of intensive care hospital beds were occupied. These numbers, which come from a dataset released weekly… Continue Reading

Pew – 20 striking findings from 2020

“The global coronavirus pandemic upended life in the United States and around the world in 2020, disrupting how people work, go to school, attend religious services, socialize with friends and family, and much more. But the pandemic wasn’t the only event that shaped the year. The videotaped killing of George Floyd by police officers in… Continue Reading

Road Map for Improvements: GAO’s Transition Webpage Flags Ways to Improve Government, Save Money

“The 117th Congress and the incoming Presidential administration will be taking office in a time that presents significant challenges to the government. Today the U.S. Government Accountability Office launched a new webpage dedicated to informing incoming lawmakers and administration officials about major challenges facing the federal government, as well as possible solutions. This Presidential and… Continue Reading