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Rep. Frankel Statement on State’s Removal of Florida COVID Dashboard Creator

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West Palm Beach, FL, May 19, 2020 | comments

West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to reports that the employee who created and managed the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 tracking dashboard was removed after refusing to censor and change data

“We need to follow the facts to stop the spread of this virus. The Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard has been a vital resource for local governments, researchers, reporters, and all Floridians as we navigate this pandemic. Reports that the state took steps to change and censor data are deeply concerning, as these actions are not only irresponsible – they’re downright dangerous. An independent investigation into these alarming reports is immediately necessary.”

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