The CDC will no longer track COVID-19 cases. Is that a mistake?

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2023
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In a move that marks a turning point in the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Covid Data Tracker, a once-revered source of information regarding the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States, has made its penultimate update. The final one will occur on June 1, 2023, to reconcile historical data; after that, the CDC will no longer track such numbers, at least not comprehensively.

When the SARS-CoV-2 virus first swung tore across the world, the CDC's COVID-19 Data Tracker emerged as a beacon of statistical knowledge, illuminating the changing landscape...

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