Joe Pater published an article “Western Massachusetts counties now have their highest numbers of new Covid-19 cases since the spring (And why are you learning about that here?)” on his blog Nov. 13th. The article discusses the steep rise in local new COVID-19 cases in the fall, as well as the deficiencies in local data reporting. This work was covered in a Nov. 21 Hampshire Gazette article, and Pater was interviewed about in on Bill Newman’s morning show on WHMP on Nov. 25th. A summary can also be found in this CHFA news piece.