HHS Unveils New Public Coronavirus Data System

The Trump administration has restored public access to coronavirus data reported by hospitals to the federal government, after an outcry over missing data and controversy over a change in the agency that collects it. The information is now being published on the HHS Protect website of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) instead of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network. The change was necessary, officials said, because they believed the CDC’s system was too slow, and was unable to keep up with the constantly changing information about the virus. Read more.