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States Scale Back Pandemic Reporting, Stirring Alarm

As the pandemic calms in the U.S., a growing number of states have started scaling back how often they update their dashboards tracking what’s happening with the virus. The moves are sparking alarm among many public health experts.

“One of the most troubling trends recently has been that states are making the decision to either slow or wind down their reporting efforts,” says Beth Blauer, who helps run the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University, a leading source of information about the pandemic.