ABSTRACT

Technology Assessment COVID-19: Data Quality and Considerations for Modeling and Analysis, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has resulted in significant loss of life and profoundly disrupted the U.S. economy and society, and the Congress has taken action to support a multifaceted federal response on an unprecedented scale. It is important for decision makers to understand the limitations of COVID-19 data, and the uses and limitations of various methods of analyzing and interpreting those data. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) includes a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to, in general, conduct monitoring and oversight of the authorities and funding provided to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect of the pandemic on the health, economy, and public and private institutions of the U.S. This technology assessment examines (1) collection methods and limitations of COVID-19 surveillance data reported by CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], (2) approaches for analyzing COVID-19 data, and (3) uses and limitations of forecast modeling for understanding COVID-19."

Report Number:
GAO-20-635SP
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Date:
2020-07
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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