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There are 4 comments on Boston University Weekly COVID-19 Report: September 9 to 15

  1. “Now that the University-wide coronavirus surveillance plan has been in place for more than six weeks, and students, faculty, and staff have settled into on-campus or remote learning, BU plans to share the number of people in its testing population … ‘we’re going to put that number in the dashboard.’”

    I have follow up questions.

    (1) Why is it taking more than six weeks to report the total number of people tested? Why think it was necessary to wait until people have completely settled? (It sounds like this idea of waiting for people to be fully settled is being cited as a reason for waiting to report on the number of people tested, but it doesn’t seem like a good reason at all to postpone moving to a more reliable denominator.)

    (2) Does this mean we’ll simply see this number posted somewhere on the Dashboard, or will the number of people tested replace the misleading denominator presently being used throughout (number of tests)?

  2. “In one case, a shipment of swabs that we were scheduled to receive was diverted by the federal government.” Could you please elaborate on this if possible.

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