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FCW: Watchdog says that racial and ethnic gaps remain in the CDC’s COVID-19 data

There are known racial and ethnic disparities for COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, but the COVID-19 data at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has key gaps in terms of race and ethnicity for COVID-19 testing, cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

The CDC’s data give the agency only an “incomplete picture of COVID-19 disparities,” the agency’s watchdog says in a new report…

According to the report, CDC is addressing data issues in part through a modernization initiative. One goal of the effort is to “make important data, including racial and ethnic data, more complete.”… Read the full article here.

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