6 states might be manipulating COVID-19 data as they reopen, reports suggest — here’s what can skew the numbers

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Several states have presented COVID-19 data in ways that might misrepresent their outbreaks and response efforts as they attempt to reopen, according to news reports. Texas, Virginia, and Vermont reportedly combined tests for active and past cases, inflating their perceived testing capacities. Florida, Georgia, and Arizona have been accused of trying to downplay case counts by fudging numbers or silencing coronavirus researchers. As all 50 states at least partially reopen, accurate data is crucial to preventing, detecting, and containing potential surges of new cases.  Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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