New York Times: What We Know About Coronavirus Cases in K-12 Schools So Far

New York Times: What We Know About Coronavirus Cases in K-12 Schools So Far. “In an effort to better account for virus cases in kindergarten through 12th grade, The New York Times set out to collect data from state and local health and education agencies and through directly surveying school districts in eight states. Our goal was to understand, as well as possible, how prevalent the virus was in America’s schools over the first weeks of classes.”

WFPL: Louisville Jail Shuts Down Public Inmate Log Amid Record Protest Arrests

WFPL: Louisville Jail Shuts Down Public Inmate Log Amid Record Protest Arrests. “The Louisville Metro Police Department made 127 arrests on Wednesday as protests roiled the city. It’s the most arrests LMPD has made on a single night since demonstrations began on May 28, and every other night, the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections made available an online database of who is currently sitting in the Louisville jail. But that wasn’t available for the 127 people arrested in the hours after the grand jury announced an indictment in the Breonna Taylor case. The agency’s online booking log, which allows users to search for individuals currently in custody, has been offline since at least Wednesday.”

WCPO: DeWine unveils first school-based COVID-19 database

WCPO: DeWine unveils first school-based COVID-19 database. “Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday unveiled the Ohio Department of Health’s first round of COVID-19 data showing how many cases are tied to each of the state’s individual school districts. The new case-tracking system, which anyone can access online, relies on schools’ self-reporting. Not every school had submitted numbers by the time DeWine premiered it to the public.”

Detroit Free Press: Michigan State Police’s website releases traffic stop data, use-of-force policy

Detroit Free Press: Michigan State Police’s website releases traffic stop data, use-of-force policy. “In hopes of increasing transparency, the Michigan State Police has recently published a new database that expands access to information such as department plans, training requirements, traffic stop data and use-of-force data. Much of the data was publicly available, but the new website puts it all in one space, with statistics up to 2019.”

Colorado Hometown Weekly: Questions arise about Boulder coronavirus data

Colorado Hometown Weekly: Questions arise about Boulder coronavirus data. “New cases among county residents are reported by Boulder County Public Health about 4 p.m. every day. University of Colorado Boulder tracks the number of people who test positive at the campus Medical Services, county and non-county residents alike. New cases are posted in the morning, Tuesday through Saturday. But how the public health data from these two institutions line up — or don’t line up — is where things get murky, exposing inconsistencies and hiccups with how public agencies are reporting data during the pandemic.”

Politico: Florida schools defy DeSantis order to keep virus stats under wraps

Politico: Florida schools defy DeSantis order to keep virus stats under wraps. “Florida school districts are defying Gov. Ron DeSantis and publicly reporting new Covid-19 cases among students and staff that the state government considers confidential. The state Department of Health has tried to directly quash reporting on the virus in some instances, after DeSantis said K-12 testing data ‘needs to be put in the right context.'”

Texas Tribune: Share of positive COVID-19 cases as Texas reopened was higher than originally reported, new state calculations show

Texas Tribune: Share of positive COVID-19 cases as Texas reopened was higher than originally reported, new state calculations show. “State health officials published new data this week that showed the state’s coronavirus positivity rate was higher in the spring than originally disclosed, even as public officials cited the data to justify business reopenings during the pandemic.”

Trump Stayed Silent About What He Knew About COVID-19. Now My Dad Is Dead. (HuffPost)

HuffPost: Trump Stayed Silent About What He Knew About COVID-19. Now My Dad Is Dead.. “I took Dad to the hospital on a Thursday afternoon and he died early on a Friday morning. Full of morphine and out of oxygen, Dad took his last breaths apart from his family, without the solace of my mother’s touch and without the presence of his loving sons and grandchildren. After his death, the pandemic prevented my family from holding a funeral and sharing our grief with other loved ones, friends and our community. Too many Americans know Dad’s COVID-19 story all too well: the families of more than 190,000 people who have died of the disease in the U.S. Some things, however, Americans did not know about the COVID story until Wednesday.”

KUTV: Utah launches new website with coronavirus scoreboard

KUTV: Utah launches new website with coronavirus scoreboard. “The state of Utah now has a new website with a coronavirus scoreboard. It shows passing scores for the two key metrics, case fatality ratio and unemployment rate. Other metrics being tracked include 7-day rolling average of cases per day, ICU utilization and outbreak containment.”

DuurZaam Nieuws: Database reveals worst polluters in Europe

DuurZaam Nieuws : Database reveals worst polluters in Europe. “The Industrial Plant Data Viewer allows users to access and compare data from over 3,000 large combustion plants across the EU, and check whether they are doing their job to prevent pollution. It was launched by the European Environmental Bureau to help fill the dramatic transparency gap in EU industrial emissions reporting.”

Washington Post: Coronavirus cases spike among school-age children in Florida, while state orders some counties to keep data hidden

Washington Post: Coronavirus cases spike among school-age children in Florida, while state orders some counties to keep data hidden. “One month into the forced reopening of Florida’s schools, dozens of classrooms — along with some entire schools — have been temporarily shuttered because of coronavirus outbreaks, and infections among school-age children have jumped 34 percent. But parents in many parts of the state don’t know if outbreaks of the virus are related to their own schools because the state ordered some counties to keep health data secret.”

Open Secrets: OpenSecrets unveils new online ads database

Open Secrets: OpenSecrets unveils new online ads database. “With the digital-dominated 2020 election shifting into high gear, OpenSecrets is releasing a new searchable, sortable online ads database that provides comprehensive details about political ad spending on Google and Facebook. OpenSecrets is tracking over 80,000 online political advertisers, more than four times the number of committees registered with the Federal Election Commission.”

11 Alive: Georgia begins publishing COVID data on new website

11 Alive: Georgia begins publishing COVID data on new website. “Georgia began publishing COVID-19 data on a new website run by the state Geospatial Information Office (GIO) on Saturday, replacing the long-running daily situation report that has been published by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.”

New York Times: Local Officials in China Hid Coronavirus Dangers From Beijing, U.S. Agencies Find

New York Times: Local Officials in China Hid Coronavirus Dangers From Beijing, U.S. Agencies Find. “Trump administration officials have tried taking a political sledgehammer to China over the coronavirus pandemic, asserting that the Chinese Communist Party covered up the initial outbreak and allowed the virus to spread around the globe. But within the United States government, intelligence officials have arrived at a more nuanced and complex finding of what Chinese officials did wrong in January.”

Gov .UK: New online register of charities “widens the public’s window” into how charities are run

Gov .UK: New online register of charities “widens the public’s window” into how charities are run. “Financial information includes the number of staff within a charity that receive total income packages over £60,000, and whether trustees, who are usually volunteers, are paid for their services to the charity. It also highlights income that individual charities receive from government grants and contracts. The new display also shows whether individual charities work with a professional fundraiser and whether they have specific policies in place, including on safeguarding.”