07/29/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Data Disappears as Delta Variant Surges, Health Officials Again Call for Help

Medical professionals and community health advocates fear what termination of the state coronavirus dashboard really means: decreased data, increased hospitalizations and more preventable deaths as the Delta variant surges and many communities in the state are still far from having 70% of their adults vaccinated.

Story by Emma Schartz. Published in The Reader.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

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Today’s news says you gotta add cheese and Fritos: The Nebraska Department of Education removes most references to gender identity in the second draft of its health education standards, the University of Nebraska Omaha honors the work of Black student-activists in the late 1960s, and Omaha Abolition Research reviews the city budget.

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Around Omaha

  • COVID-19 and Back-to-School: Local school districts continue to monitor the state of coronavirus in light of the CDC’s new guidance, and according to local health experts, educators need to get vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of school.
  • The University of Nebraska Omaha honors the Omaha 54: A group of Black students whose activism in the late 1960s was instrumental in the creation of the college’s Department of Black Studies.
  • Omaha Abolition Research, a local group that studies alternatives to policing, reviews the city budget — especially the 37 percent going toward the Omaha Police Department.
  • Learn about the Omaha Public Power District’s Electric Line Plan, which offers increased coverage in case of damage.
  • Rodney Weed, an 86-year-old Omaha civil rights leader and activist, will sell and sign the book he co-authored with his daughter. The book signing takes place from 1-3 p.m. today.
  • The Omaha City Council doesn’t have plans to reinstate a city-wide mask mandate, according to Council President Pete Festersen.

Around Nebraska

  • The Nebraska Department of Education releases a second draft of its health education standards — and removes most references to gender identity. Check out the revised draft here.
  • Nebraska is home to many high-transmission areas that require indoor masking for both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals. But it’s the only state that hasn’t had updated pediatric coronavirus data for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ weekly summary since late June.
  • Firefighters from Nebraska’s Gering Volunteer Fire Department combat wildfires in Montana.

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