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."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/