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California’s Deadliest Spring in 20 Years Suggests COVID Undercount

Phillip Reese [datawrapper id=”WmugB” height=”814″ /] [partner-box]The first five months of the COVID-19 pandemic in California rank among the deadliest in state history, deadlier than any other consecutive five-month period in at least 20 years. And the grim milestone encompasses thousands of “excess” deaths not accounted for in the state’s official COVID death tally: a…

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California’s Data Failures Stymie Efforts to Curb the Virus

The failure of California’s infectious disease monitoring system for a stretch of at least 20 days in July and August triggered potentially deadly fallout that continues to reverberate across the state. The fallout has been most severe in heavily populated counties, which rely primarily on a statewide electronic information system to guide their pandemic response.…

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