January 29 According to a report by the Capitol Hill on the 28th, the White House coronavirus team released the “hidden” pandemic profile data of each state on the 27th.
As soon as the news came out, American netizens cheered on social platforms and were happy with the arrival of “real data”.
“We are now sharing to the public the previously hidden weekly data for states,” said Cyrus Shappa, White House Head of Pandemic Data, who tweeted a link to the data report.
It is reported that these reports include data on the number of confirmed cases in each state, the proportion of hospitals in short supply of medical staff and pandemic prevention materials, and risk areas classified by color.
According to the report, most of these data reports were previously not open to the American people, and were only provided by the Trump administration to state governors.
Under Shappa’s tweet, many American netizens are happy to finally see the real data. Some people sighed, “It’s really exciting to publish these contents” and “It’s like breathing fresh air”.
One of the netizens said: “Cyrus, I am very grateful to get real data. The past year has been scary and I can’t see any information at all.”
Others say it is hoped that these data can explain the problems in the distribution of vaccines in the United States: “I hope transparent data can explain the huge gap between vaccine distribution and vaccination, and some states claim that they have no vaccines.”
It was also pointed out that the U.S. government should disclose the data from the beginning, “If we shared this information in the first place, we can do something else, instead of trying to find these documents to make them public again.”
U.S. media also pointed out that the current public data still does not include customized pandemic prevention advice for states, which was also previously provided to governors.
Some netizens also said that data such as COVID-19 variant infections in various states in the United States, the content of previous reports, and the number of confirmed cases of medical staff are still missing.
In addition, people from Florida and other pandemic-stricken areas said that some local officials did not want people to see the pandemic data and hoped to continue to release the information.
“It’s been a long struggle to get Florida data out…and many brave workers have revealed the data to me and others to make it public,” said Rebecca Jones, a data expert who once exposed Florida’s pandemic data fraud, but later arrested.