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FUNDING TRUTH: Nearly $200K Raised For “Real” Florida COVID Data Website

Coronavirus Florida News


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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Florida COVID Action database, which is a real-time look at many of the statistics Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis apparently doesn’t want you to see, is such a success that its already raised nearly $200,000 to keep it running 24/7.

The goal is $500,000.

The database was founded by Florida’s lead data scientist — Rebekah Jones — who was fired for what Gov. DeSantis said was a refusal to follow directions. Jones says she was ordered to suppress data, but refused.

Jones started a GoFundMe campaign just a few weeks ago as she efforted to provide data that the Florida Dept. of Health apparently didn’t want reported. Those efforts have led to a massive outpouring of support.

Using real-time data feeds from local health departments, hospitals and testing facilities, her dashboard is providing an in-depth look at COVID-19 in Florida that Florida itself is not providing.

We rarely link to GoFundMe campaigns but we are for this one. Click here for the campaign.

[Rebekah Jones’ realtime data feed for Florida’s COVID-19 situation. She was fired from the State of Florida for allegedly refusing to suppress data].

And click here to see how a data scientist is doing everything she can to provide the public with vial information. It will take you directly to the dashboard which is now cited nationally as a leading source of just how challenged the Florida situation truly is.


Paul Saperstein


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