Good Morning, Mission! Welcome to Virus Village, your daily Covid-19 data dump.
If you’re betting on next week’s election, best to first check out Joe’s piece on the degreee of local uncertainty like we haven’t seen for some time.
Since the beginning we’ve known that Covid-19 posed not only a scientific/medical problem, but also a political problem. Trust in political and public health officials has been critical in obtaining popuar compliance with safety measures. Instead of giving straight and honest answers to questions, the standard response has been “Here’s what [the government has] done; here’s what we need to do.” The director of Maine Center for Diseases Control and Prevention takes a different approach, which so far has been successful.
Scroll down for today’s Covid numbers.
HiGeorge, a data visualization startup, developed some new visualizations for Mission Local, which we will be using and fine-tuning in the days to come.