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May 24, 2020 - 9:18 am
The woman who raised questions about Florida’s COVID-19 data after being ousted as the data’s curator had been reprimanded several times and ultimately fired for violating Health Department policy by making public remarks about the information, state records show. Rebekah Jones’ comments over the...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference May 18, 2020, in Orlando. The governor announced that the I-4 and State Road 408 interchange has opened.
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May 21, 2020 - 8:24 am
Questions about the integrity of Florida's public health data are being raised anew after a key Health Department employee was fired over a dispute about what information to release publicly. The revelation underscores how entwined public health data and politics have become as elected officials...
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A detail as a fan uses hand sanitizer during a practice round prior to The PLAYERS Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on March 10, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
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March 10, 2020 - 11:41 pm
Florida Department of Health officials announced 15 new cases of the novel coronavirus Thursday, including a second case in Alachua County. A 24-year-old woman in Alachua County has tested positive, is isolated and will remain so until cleared. Officials said her case was connected to travel to...
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis updates on latest coronavirus efforts on March 2, 2020.
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March 02, 2020 - 2:57 am
Two cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Florida, according to state officials. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis updated the conditions of the two Florida residents in a press conference Monday. The first patient is a man in his 60s who is hospitalized in Manatee County, the governor...
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July 30, 2019 - 4:53 am
ORLANDO (ABC News) -- Health officials in Central Florida are warning of an increase in cases of Eastern equine encephalitis, a rare mosquito-borne virus that can cause inflammation in the brain and can be deadly. Several sentinel chickens in the same flock have tested positive for Eastern equine...
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