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Maine CDC to improve its pandemic data reporting

Over the past couple of months, I’ve reported on a variety of shortcomings in the way the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention collects and/or shares data on the… Read more »

Maine reopening despite missing benchmarks, lacking adequate testing regime

In today’s Maine Sunday Telegram I wrote about how Maine has been reopening even as it has missed the prerequisites set by the White House, the testing thresholds advised by… Read more »

How New Brunswick stopped Covid-19 in its tracks

The Canadian province of New Brunswick has weathered the pandemic with zero deaths and no long term care outbreaks and is currently down to just two active cases and no… Read more »

Maine’s reopening plan not backed by big enough testing regime, experts say

On Friday, Maine took the first cautious steps toward loosening restrictions that slowed the growth of the coronavirus here, protecting hospitals from being overwhelmed. The four-phase plan opens many parts… Read more »

Maine Covid-19 hospitalizations contine to fall for third week

In the absence of widespread testing, its difficult to know if trends in new pandemic cases are an indication of the actual spread of the disease, or if the ups… Read more »

Maine alone in New England in not reporting pandemic cases by town

Maine is now the only state in New England that won’t release the number of Covid-19 cases by town, rather than by county. Vermont on Monday introduced the higher-resolution reporting…. Read more »

Allocations of N95 masks from federal stockpile weren’t distributed to states on per capita basis

As states have scrounged for supplies of N95 masks and other critical personal protective equipment, federal authorities have repeatedly said the state-by-state allocations from the Strategic National Stockpile were made… Read more »

Covid-19 hospitalizations in much of Maine have flattened

The effort to “flatten the curve” is literally an attempt to reduce the spread of the pandemic so as to prevent a sudden spike in critically ill patients that overwhelms… Read more »

Maine and 37 other states got zero ventilators from the federal stockpile. Why?

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald I tried to answer the question: “Why did Maine — and 37 other states — get zero ventilators from the Strategic National Stockpile?” The answer… Read more »

Maine lags rest of New England in pandemic data reporting

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I explore why Maine lags the other five New England states in the daily reporting of all sorts of pandemic-related data, including the fact that… Read more »