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Analysts say the Trump administration's new online COVID-19 data system that bypasses the old platform managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leads to delays and misinformation.According to data analysts interviewed by NPR, the new system using data aggregated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) allegedly contains errors and inconsistencies, with listed accounts of medical facilities reporting...

Coronavirus data no longer going through CDC contains errors, misinformation: report

A White House decision to take over collection of COVID-19 data from the CDC sparked worries over political interference. A public data expert talks about the importance of transparent public data.A White House decision to take over collection of COVID-19 data from the CDC sparked worries over political interference. A public data expert talks about the importance of transparent public data.

Video: Who controls pandemic data?

Anthony Fauci and other agency leaders push back on allegations the federal government hasn’t done enough to confront the pandemic.Anthony Fauci and other agency leaders push back on allegations the federal government hasn’t done enough to confront the pandemic.

Federal Officials Point to Underfunding, Lockdown Avoidance for Coronavirus Failings - Government Executive

The CDC director says he wasn’t told hospitals must now report directly toTrump administration until the decision was made. The CDC director says he wasn’t told hospitals must now report directly toTrump administration until the decision was made.

CDC Director: White House Stripped Agency Of Covid-19 Data With No Warning

Analysts say the change has made data on coronavirus hospitalizations unstable.Analysts say the change has made data on coronavirus hospitalizations unstable.

CDC director says he was not involved in decision to change coronavirus data reporting - Axios

Dr. Robert Redfield, a grandfather of 11 children, including one with cystic fibrosis, noted the important role schools play in mental health services and reporting of child abuse.Dr. Robert Redfield, a grandfather of 11 children, including one with cystic fibrosis, noted the important role schools play in mental health services and reporting of child abuse.

CDC head: It's in 'public health interest' to reopen schools

CDC Director Robert Redfield testified that there will be “significant public health consequences” if schools do not reopen.CDC Director Robert Redfield testified that there will be “significant public health consequences” if schools do not reopen.

CDC director advocates smart reopening of schools | TheHill

CDC Director Robert Redfield testified that there will be “significant public health consequences” if schools do not reopen.CDC Director Robert Redfield testified that there will be “significant public health consequences” if schools do not reopen.

CDC director advocates smart reopening of schools | TheHill

With weird discrepancies and fluctuations, COVID trackers say the data is less useful.With weird discrepancies and fluctuations, COVID trackers say the data is less useful.

COVID-19 hospital data is a hot mess after feds take control | Ars Technica

With weird discrepancies and fluctuations, COVID trackers say the data is less useful.With weird discrepancies and fluctuations, COVID trackers say the data is less useful.

COVID-19 hospital data is a hot mess after feds take control | Ars Technica

The Trump administration told hospitals to stop reporting data to the CDC, and report it to HHS instead. Vice President Mike Pence said the information would continue to be released publicly. It hasn’t worked out as promised.The Trump administration told hospitals to stop reporting data to the CDC, and report it to HHS instead. Vice President Mike Pence said the information would continue to be released publicly. It…

How Many People in the U.S. Are Hospitalized With COVID-19? Who Knows? — ProPublica

In mid-July, HHS abruptly took over the COVID-19 data reporting process from the CDC.

'Less shooting from the hip, more thoughtful analysis': What 11 hospital IT execs want to say to the HHS secretary

The change raises concerns over the “completeness and timeliness of data,” ex-CDC chief Tom Frieden told SalonThe change raises concerns over the “completeness and timeliness of data,” ex-CDC chief Tom Frieden told Salon.

The CDC-to-HHS data switch isn’t responsible for a decline in cases. But it’s a “catastrophe" | Salon.com

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention only found out after-the-fact about a sudden Trump administration decision to use a private contractor to collect…CDC Found Out After-The-Fact That Admin Was Switching To Contractor For Hospital Data

CDC Found Out After-The-Fact That Admin Was Switching To Contractor For Hospital Data | Talking Points Memo

After the Trump administration moved hospital COVID-19 data reporting to HHS, bypassing the CDC, the new data system has been rife with erratic updates and anomalies.After the Trump administration moved hospital COVID-19 data reporting to HHS, bypassing the CDC, the new data system has been rife with erratic updates and anomalies.

New Trump COVID-19 Hospitalization Data System Is Not Faster Nor More Complete : Shots - Health News : NPR

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield acknowledged Friday that the number of COVID-19 deaths could be inflated where someone who had the virus actually died from something else, but it was recorded as a COVID death.Admiral Brett Giroir, director of the US coronavirus diagnostic testing, adjust his face mask as he testifies during a House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on a national plan to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on July 31, 2020. (Photo by KEVIN DIETSCH/AFP via Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield acknowledged Friday that the number of COVID-19 deaths could be inflated where someone who had the virus actually died from something else, but it was recorded as a COVID death. At a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, titled, “The Urgent Need for a National Plan to Contain the Coronavirus,” Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) said he wished that Admiral Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at HHS, didn’t have to leave the hearing early, because the last time he appeared before the committee, they discussed the incentive for people in the medical field to claim someone died of COVID just to get more money. “I asked him a question last time he was here, and we didn't have a time to continue our discussion with regards to the sort of perverse incentive for medical folks to claim that somebody died of COVID versus if it’s an automobile accident for instance, as long as you have COVID in your system, you can blame COVID and which means you get more money as the attending physician, hospital, whatever,” the congressman said. “[Giroir] acknowledges that the statistics he’s getting from the states are inflated. We found that the governor of Colorado, who was a Democrat, actually did research on this and found he had to get rid of 12% of the deaths that were recorded in the state,” Luetkemeyer said. He asked Redfield to comment on the “perverse incentive” and whether there is an effort “to try and do something different in a way that these deaths are recorded so we actually have better records and better numbers to go with.” The CDC director said that the same thing happened in the early days of the HIV epidemic. “I think you’re correct in that we've seen this in other disease processes too. Early in the HIV epidemic, somebody may have a heart attack but also have HIV. The hospital would prefer the DRG for HIV because there is greater reimbursement. So I do think there’s some reality to that. When it comes to death reporting though, ultimately, it's how the physician defines it in the death certificate,” Redfield said. “In our national health statistics group here in Hyattsville, we review all those death certificates, so I think it's probably less operable in the cause of death. Although I won't say it’s not some cases. I do think though when it comes to hospital reimbursement issues for individuals, they get discharged, there could be some play in that for sure,” he added.

CDC Director: ‘I Think You’re Correct’ About Inflated COVID Death Statistics | CNSNews

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Redfield: Greater risk in keeping schools shut down | One America News Network

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admitted on Friday that he was not informed ahead of time about the change in reporting on coronavirus data from hospitals.The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admitted on Friday that he was not informed ahead of time about the change in reporting on coronavirus data from hospitals. Rep. Maxine

CDC head Robert Redfield not told of decision to send COVID-19 data to DC

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told Congress on Friday that he was not directly involved in the Trump administration’s decision ordering hospitals to stop sending COVID-19 data directly to the agency.The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told Congress on Friday that he was not directly involved in the Trump administration’s decision ordering hospitals to stop

CDC director says he wasn't involved in decision to reroute COVID-19 hospitalization data | TheHill

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told Congress on Friday that he was not directly involved in the Trump administration’s decision ordering hospitals to stop sending COVID-19 data directly to the agency.The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told Congress on Friday that he was not directly involved in the Trump administration’s decision ordering hospitals to stop

CDC director says he wasn't involved in decision to reroute COVID-19 hospitalization data | TheHill

Coronavirus information was previously sent to the CDC. In mid-July, the White House switched gears and directed hospitals to report coronavirus data to HHS...The new online system used by Health and Human Services for hospitals to report coronavirus data is filled with bugs and delays, creating inaccurate information...

New HHS Coronavirus Data System Filled With Errors, Misinformation | Newsmax.com

In mid-July, the Trump administration instructed hospitals to change the way they reported data on their coronavirus patients, promising the new approach would provide better, more up-to-the-minute information about the virus’s toll and allow resources and supplies to be quickly dispatched across the country. Instead, the move has created widespread confusion, leaving some states in […]

Trump administration bungled shift in COVID-19 reporting: Hospital group says it is ‘absolutely a catastrophe’ – Raw Story

The U.S. must reopen schools this fall because failing to do so could be detrimental for the health of students, the CDC director said.The U.S. must reopen schools this fall because failing to do so could be detrimental for the health of students, the CDC director said.

CDC Chief: Schools Must Safely Reopen for Public Health Reasons

Earlier this month, when the Trump administration told hospitals to send crucial data about coronavirus cases and intensive care capacity to a new onlineEarlier this month, when the Trump administration told hospitals to send crucial data about coronavirus cases and intensive care capacity to a new online

COVID-19 Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Inaccuracies | KERA News

Analysts say the Trump administration's new online COVID-19 data system that bypasses the old platform managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leads to delays and misinformation.Analysts say the Trump administration's new online COVID-19 data system that bypasses the old platform managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leads to delays and

Coronavirus data no longer going through CDC contains errors, misinformation: report | TheHill

Analysts say the Trump administration's new online COVID-19 data system that bypasses the old platform managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leads to delays and misinformation.Analysts say the Trump administration's new online COVID-19 data system that bypasses the old platform managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leads to delays and

Coronavirus data no longer going through CDC contains errors, misinformation: report | TheHill