NEW AND NOTEWORTHY DATA
New population estimates from the Census Bureau show a slow rebound in state-to-state migration flows.
IN OTHER NEWS...
The popular press has a bias toward reporting on bad medical research. New analysis by researchers at Brigham and Women's hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, and the National Institutes of Health find that:
Newspapers were more likely to cover observational studies and less likely to cover RCTs than high impact journals. Additionally, when the media does cover observational studies, they select articles of inferior quality.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
I had been on maternity leave for several weeks, and missed fun things like the release of 5-year ACS data while I was doing other fun things like bonding with my bouncing baby boy. But my family's "vital event" also gives me renewed focus on providing good data for sound public policy decision-making. (If that focus has shifted more toward vaccination rates than transportation mode shares, you'll know why...)