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July 21, 2020

Health Law Daily

Officials Defend New HHS Coronavirus Data Site Replacing CDC Program

  • July 21, 2020

Reuters (7/20, Humer) reports, “U.S. officials defended a move to take collection of hospital data on COVID-19 cases away from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saying a new data system launched on Monday is more expansive and robust.” Senior HHS officials “told a briefing that the new HHS program has data from 4,500 hospitals while the CDC system had data from 3,000 hospitals.” Moreover, the group also “said that the program uses the same methods that the CDC used to make the government’s COVID-19 projections.”