WLRN: Inmate Coronavirus Cases In Miami-Dade Have Exploded, Contrary To Official Claims

WLRN: Inmate Coronavirus Cases In Miami-Dade Have Exploded, Contrary To Official Claims. “In the document filed on Saturday, Miami-Dade County reported that 159 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in Metro-West Detention Center alone. The number reflected the number of positive inmates in the facility as of April 19….However, the Department of Corrections has in recent days been relaying information indicating there were far fewer inmates that had tested positive. On Friday, Department of Corrections spokesperson Juan Diasgranados wrote to WLRN in an email that there were 59 inmates who had tested positive across the entire jail system.”

San Francisco mayor says city’s PPE orders have been diverted, confiscated: It ‘blows my mind’ (The Hill)

The Hill: San Francisco mayor says city’s PPE orders have been diverted, confiscated: It ‘blows my mind’. “San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) said Friday that her city’s orders for personal protection equipment (PPE) have been diverted to other U.S. cities and foreign countries. ‘We’ve had issues of our orders being relocated by our suppliers in China,’ she said at a press conference. ‘For example, we had isolation gowns on their way to San Francisco and they were diverted to France. We’ve had situations when things we’ve ordered that have gone through Customs were confiscated by FEMA to be diverted to other locations.'”

City Leaders To Trump: Help Us Fight The Coronavirus By Paying Your Bills (Center for Public Integrity)

Center for Public Integrity: City Leaders To Trump: Help Us Fight The Coronavirus By Paying Your Bills. “Fourteen municipal governments — from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Wildwood, New Jersey — want Trump’s campaign committee to clear a combined $1.82 million worth of public safety-related debt connected to Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign rallies, according to interviews with local officials and municipal records obtained by the Center for Public Integrity. The Trump campaign’s tab is now more than double what Public Integrity first reported in June.”

Rensselaer: Data Visualization Tool Examines Community Factors Underlying COVID-19 Outcomes

Rensselaer: Data Visualization Tool Examines Community Factors Underlying COVID-19 Outcomes. “A new data visualization tool examines how and why COVID-19 impacts regions differently. Using daily updated data, COVIDMinder compares community risks, mediation tools, and outcomes related to COVID-19 by state across the United States, and by county within New York state.”

CitiesToday: The GovLab launches coronavirus resource database

CitiesToday: The GovLab launches coronavirus resource database. “New York University research centre The GovLab has compiled a comprehensive global library of apps and initiatives used by city and national governments in fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The repository, which launched last month, is part of a call for action from the research group to build a responsible infrastructure for a data-driven pandemic response.”

StateScoop: A new website matches cities with pandemic help, but many aren’t ready for partnerships

StateScoop: A new website matches cities with pandemic help, but many aren’t ready for partnerships. “Jay Nath, co-CEO of the San Francisco-based civic technology nonprofit CityInnovate, was one of many last week to lend his services to local governments dealing with the spread of the novel coronavirus. But as Nath and his team quickly found out, some cities are spread too thin to even consider third-party solutions to resource shortages or technical assistance during the pandemic, which has so far killed more than 4,600 people in the U.S.”

Phys .org: The community-led movement creating hope in the time of coronavirus

Phys .org: The community-led movement creating hope in the time of coronavirus. “COVID-19 represents a major rupture in the status quo and calls for new forms of response. Perhaps this is why thousands of new ‘mutual aid’ groups have sprung up internationally. Many of these groups have swelled to several thousand members within a few days….But the rapid growth of this movement creates a steep learning curve for group organizers. Just as in wider society, mutual aid groups must grapple with political differences and structural inequality.”