COVID-19 Data Reporting Requirements

COVID-19 data reporting requirements. What’s really happening?


An article this morning alleges that Michigan has been withholding data related to coronavirus cases in the interest of protecting patient privacy.

  • The news comes as Michigan reported its highest one-day spike in coronavirus cases since April.
  • As COVID-19 cases continue to mount across the country, serious questions have arisen surrounding whether and how much information states should be required to disclose regarding cases and treatment.


reporting from the left side of the aisle


  • Speculates about the impact of withholding COVID-19 data, especially on minority communities.
  • Advocates for transparency and more policies requiring data sharing.



  • Focuses less on domestic incidents of withholding in favor of condemning other countries with data reporting issues.
  • Highlights ways in which the Trump administration has handled the pandemic well, including making improvements in data collection.


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