Unlike many other countries, the United States does not have standard, national data on COVID-19. The US also lacks standards for state-, county- and city- level public reporting of this life-and-death information.
In July 2020, we conducted the first-ever comprehensive review of the status of COVID-19 information in the United States and outlined how states and communities can increase transparency about risk of COVID-19 and accountability for progress through reporting on 15 essential indicators. We released a second comprehensive review, and a model Tableau indicator dashboard, in November of 2020.
In February 2021, we identified six additional indicators for tracking COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and called on states to include this information in public reporting.