The terrible state of upstate data

Tried to quickly assemble an Airtable of Onondaga/Monroe/Erie COVID-19 data but soon gave up in frustration. The lack of a unified regional data reporting standard is frustrating, especially when the Upstate data picture tends to get lost in the statewide shuffle even in the best of times. I’m sure better data minds than mine are already making good state maps of stuff, but it doesn’t help people on the ground in a pandemic trying to understand how high the water really is in their area. For example, Erie and Onondaga counties are using the same easy-to-read GIS mapping tool, while Monroe County apparently isn’t and is reporting by zip code.