- Dr Rebekah Jones says she refused to manipulate data
- Florida has reopened despite only one county meeting criteria
A scientist who was fired from overseeing Florida’s Covid-19 database has created her own coronavirus dashboard – which she says proves Florida is not ready to reopen.
Dr Rebekah Jones was fired by the Florida department of health in May. She said she was sidelined after she refused to manipulate data regarding the severity of Covid-19, which would have restricted the state’s plan to reopen its economy.
Dr Rebekah Jones says she refused to manipulate dataFlorida has reopened despite only one county meeting criteria
"she was tired and needed a break."
Rebekah Jones says she was fired after refusing to manipulate COVID-19 data. Her new portal is a reflection of how contentious coronavirus data has become amid battles over the states' reopening.