Category: News 2023

Failing the front lines

As cases of the coronavirus rise in Iredell County, don’t expect to be told the specific area of the county’s new diagnoses.

That would risk identifying a patient … and that is illegal, said Iredell County Health Director Jane Hinson.

Hinson cited Iredell’s size as the reason health officials here – unlike in other counties – don’t offer more detailed information about general locations of diagnoses. “The risk of identification related to the sharing of cities and zip codes is much greater in Iredell County than it is in a county with a population of greater than a million people,” she wrote in an email to the Scoop this week.

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Hi! I’m Jaime

I was a newspaper reporter in Mooresville, NC for a decade and covered local government issues from 2003 to 2006.

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