Rebekah Jones, Fired Coronavirus Data Scientist, Files Whistleblower Complaint
Rebekah Jones, the Florida coronavirus data scientist who was fired in early May for alleged insubordination, has filed a whistleblower complaint against the Florida Department of Health, saying that she was removed from her post for refusing to falsify data.
The complaint comes during a moment of heightened scrutiny of Florida’s public coronavirus statistics and an explosion in virus infections that has some calling the state — and South Florida specifically — the epicenter of the global pandemic.
Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis has denied the allegations of data falsification.
Read more at our news partner South Florida Sun Sentinel.