Former Florida Department of Health data scientist Rebekah Jones previously has alleged the district is not reporting all confirmed cases of COVID-19 in schools.
Even losing her job won't stop Rebekah Jones from gathering data on coronavirus cases and sharing it with the public
“People have a right to this data so they can make informed decisions about their lives,” Rebekah Jones said. “This is a pandemic, not a political dog and pony show.”
Rebekah Jones said she hopes her site helps put pressure on states and counties to come up with a consistent way to report cases in schools.
We also have Rebekah Jones, the former Florida state government data geek and whistleblower, to talk about how she was pushed to alter the COVID stats by Ron DeSantis’ cronies. And she’s convinced a similar game is going on throughout the country.
'She's not a data scientist. She's somebody that's got a degree in journalism, communication & geography.' Gov. DeSantis, asked again about the firing of Rebekah Jones, says she was putting data on the portal that scientists didn't believe was valid.
Rebekah Jones, who says she was says she was ousted from the Florida Department of Health for refusing to censor coronavirus data, says Florida's data reporting is now "much, more worse" as the state's number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise.
Rebekah Jones, the data official behind Florida’s Covid-19 dashboard, was removed after she questioned the data’s transparency, according to Florida Today. Now she has launched her own dashboard, which reports different numbers.