NCAC has joined Open the Government and two dozen organizations in urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to rescind an order to hospitals requiring them to send daily COVID-19 data reports to HHS, a change that creates urgent concerns about transparency, accountability, and the politicization of data.

In a letter sent to Azar on July 23, NCAC and the other organizations argue that the new order limits the ability of researchers, modelers, the media, and the public to evaluate government recommendations as the country works to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The full letter is available below. Click here for a full-screen view.

Co-signed by:

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
American Civil Liberties Union
The Carter Center
Center for Reproductive Rights
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
ECI Communications
Equity Forward
Essential Information
FracTracker Alliance
Government Executives International
Government Information Watch
Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
National Center for Health Research
National Coalition Against Censorship
National Employment Law Project
National Federation of Federal Employees
National Freedom of Information Coalition
National Health Law Program
Open The Government
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
Revolving Door Project
Rural Coalition
Special Libraries Association
Union of Concerned Scientists