Rebekah Jones, an analyst for the Florida Department of Health since 2018 has said that she was forced to resign her post as a manager of coronavirus data. The reason? That she was told to, and refused, censor data that would alter the COVID-19 numbers in Florida. The dashboard for Florida was one of the best in the country, with information about cases of the virus down to the actual zip code. It came under fire recently when media outlets noticed that some data were no longer in the system, something Jones implies was intentional. Governor DeSantis of Florida fanned the flames of outrage higher when he announced that this accusation was a “non-issue” and that the reopening would be going ahead as planned.
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