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The armed police raid on home of ex-Florida Covid-19 data scientist Rebekah Jones is an intolerable, dystopian intimidation tactic

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10.12.2020

According to state officials, Jones, a former Florida Department of Health (DOH) data scientist, was fired for “insubordination,” but she claims she was dismissed for refusing to alter official Covid-19 data to make reopening the state more palatable for the public at the behest of Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, a close ally of U.S. President Donald Trump.

After her firing, Jones, the former geographic information system manager for the Florida DOH, created her own information dashboard and gained a large public following. Her public recognition immediately became political – some see her as a hero, others as having her own political agenda. She was publicly criticized by Governor DeSantis as not being a “real” data scientist, a style not so dissimilar from how President Trump has handled whistleblowers in his administration.

Jones’ house was stormed, according to an official affidavit, because an unauthorized message sent from an official state emergency management account that urged DOH employees to speak out was traced back to her, which she denies.

As USA Today reported, others in the field see that........

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