Johns Hopkins University has launched the COVID-19 Testing Insights Initiative to give the public access to information about COVID-19 tests and testing data across the U.S. The hub also provides answer to commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic, such as information about symptoms, diagnosis, and testing. It will also provide charts and graphs that reflect the pandemic’s trajectory as well as the speed and volume of testing being done per state.
“Governments, businesses, and families will rely on data from these tests as they make decisions around the path forward. However, local testing data are not currently publicly available, and a comprehensive set of these data – paired with expert analysis and guidance – does not exist in one place. This site will be continuously updated and enhanced with new data, information, and analyses about COVID-19 testing as these resources become available,” the website explains.
Along with the graphical visualizations in the hub, Johns Hopkins Experts will also answer key questions and provide explanations and analysis to help the public understand the pandemic’s trajectory. The data provided in the site will be continuously updated as resources become available in hopes that the information will help key decision makers make safe and smart decisions. The initiative is an interdisciplinary collaboration among several groups at Johns Hopkins University.