“The city of St. Louis and St. Louis County, by contrast, have offered the public very little information about the growing number of cases — other than a daily tally.<br><br>And that’s a serious problem in the midst of a pandemic when the public welfare depends on detailed and accurate information, say proponents of government transparency.”<br><br>Lack of transparency has been a major source of friction since Ferguson. Instead of being as open and transparent as possible, addressing questions and critiques and trying to calm a growing storm, leaders resort to the same type of dismissiveness and indifference towards the community that resulted in an uprising…

“The city of St. Louis and St. Louis County, by contrast, have offered the public very little information about the growing number of cases — other than a daily tally.

And that’s a serious problem in the midst of a pandemic when the public welfare depends on detailed and accurate information, say proponents of government transparency.”

Lack of transparency has been a major source of friction since Ferguson. Instead of being as open and transparent as possible, addressing questions and critiques and trying to calm a growing storm, leaders resort to the same type of dismissiveness and indifference towards the community that resulted in an uprising…

How much you learn about COVID-19 cases in the St. Louis region depends on where you live

St. Charles County has provided more details, including illnesses in a gas station, post office and nursing home, than St. Louis city or county.

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