5. Federal and state governments have struggled to coordinate

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last December asked states to sign agreements that they would share personal information in some of their COVID-19 registries, some states, including New York, pushed back. Cuomo said it was another example of the federal government using local data “to deport people,” but federal health officials said the data was “critically necessary” to ensure people who traveled across state lines received their second dose of the vaccine and to compare vaccine efficacy between demographic groups.

Colin Wood

Written by Colin Wood

Colin Wood is the editor in chief of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for more than a decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT governance and public safety.

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