Where’s the Fucking Data?

I am sick and tired of seeing only what journalists have managed to pull out from random published reports – especially when that consists of summary statistics based just on numbers by nation. But even when someone has the wit to give us numbers per million I would prefer to be able to choose my own list of countries and/or look at other data than mere reported infection rates.

What I really want is an easy link to a complete database of all confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses including fields for:

  • date of first suspected diagnosis,
  • date of confirmed diagnosis,
  • estimated time from infection to suspected diagnosis (based eg on severity of symptoms at time of diagnosis)
  • political jurisdiction (as closely as possible),
  • employment exposure level (medical worker, other public-facing service, non-public-facing worker, other, none)
  • possible source from infected contact (family, workplace contact. medical workplace contact, known community, known traveller, unknown)
  • severity (asymptomatic, non-hosp flu-like, hospitalized, ICU, fatal)
  • outcome (recovery, death)
  • date of outcome determination

Why isn’t such a thing easily available to whomever wants to study it?

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