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Is Florida Gov. DeSantis Blocking CDC From COVID Data?

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After Setting Record, Florida Reports NO New Cases To CDC For Saturday and Sunday. Is Ron DeSantis Blocking COVID Case Count From Being Released To Federal Government?

Florida’s New Case Count As Of August 2nd, 2021 (Graphic courtesy CDC).


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Just two days after reporting Florida’s worst new case count since COVID-19 began, the CDC is reporting that Florida had no new cases on Saturday or Sunday.

Zero. Zilch. None at all.

Is this real? The CDC claims Florida had no new cases on Saturday and Sunday, after setting a record on Friday. Some question whether Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is now blocking the CDC from Florida’s true COVID counts.

The zero reports are not believable. They suggest that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is preventing the Centers for Disease Control from accessing the data it has has providing to the public.

If true, the move mirrors a move Gov. DeSantis made several months ago when he blocked the Florida Department of Health from providing daily data to the public. Without warning, daily reports and real-time hospital reports stopped in the State of Florida as DeSantis all but declared that COVID was over. The daily reports have not resumed from the Florida Department of Health, and the hospital reports not resumed from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

But the CDC has been reporting Florida’s data on a daily basis — until today, when Saturday’s report and Sunday’s report were both published as “zero.” The zero report lowers the seven day rolling average.

By all accounts, however, Florida remains in a dire situation with unprecedented infection counts, positivity rates, and deaths.

It remains unclear if the “zero” reporting is a technical anomaly or an effort to withhold data by Governor DeSantis as the school year starts in just days across the State of Florida.




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