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Sancho

(9,073 posts)
Wed Jun 8, 2022, 03:49 PM Jun 2022

Florida Auditor General Confirms Charges by Whistleblower Rebekah Jones Against FL-DOH

https://www.rebekahjonescampaign.com/so/f8O54iowY?

BREAKING: Florida Auditor General Confirms Charges by Whistleblower Rebekah Jones Against FL-DOH

Gross mismanagement of COVID-19 data, including “inaccurate,” “Incomplete,” and “delayed” reporting, put millions of Floridians at risk and undermined state’s efforts to fight the virus

Two years after former Department of Health scientist Rebekah Jones told state officials she was asked to conceal and distort COVID-19 infection rates, the Florida Auditor General confirms that Department of Health (DOH) and other entities provided “inaccurate or incomplete data,” lacked “effective access controls in the systems used to gather data,” and “impacted the State’s ability to accurately report COVID-19 data at the beginning of the pandemic.”

Jones was terminated in May of 2020 after refusing to manipulate COVID-19 data as requested by her supervisors. Jones was the architect and manager of the DOH COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard, the primary resource by which Floridians could access the most accurate and up to date information. Jones subsequently filed a claim for wrongful termination with the Florida Commission of Human Relations (FCHR), where her case is still pending. Jones was afforded legal whistleblower protections in May 2021, a designation she still holds.
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Florida Auditor General Confirms Charges by Whistleblower Rebekah Jones Against FL-DOH (Original Post) Sancho Jun 2022 OP
The Faux pas Jun 2022 #1
This was a big story when DeSatan was lying about covid in Florida... Sancho Jun 2022 #3
... Faux pas Jun 2022 #6
I will never forget it - I tried to follow it for as long it was in the news... bluboid Jun 2022 #11
I sure as hell didn't ! -------------- towerbum Jun 2022 #12
Benito going to be mad. Historic NY Jun 2022 #2
k&r for visibility alwaysinasnit Jun 2022 #4
Good for her, I hope she wins big. OnDoutside Jun 2022 #5
And Nothing Will Happen modrepub Jun 2022 #7
This story is a BFD..read the link posted in OP....Rebekah Jones is going up against Gaetz.. asiliveandbreathe Jun 2022 #8
Is the district winnable? Raven123 Jun 2022 #10
Seems like the battle of investigations genxlib Jun 2022 #9
Glad to hear that she's still around. jaxexpat Jun 2022 #14
Anything coming from the DeSantis administration is corrupt scarletlib Jun 2022 #15
These stories need national attention. They lied, manipulated, threatened and this proves it. n/t Evolve Dammit Jun 2022 #13
Hope she sues DeSatan for every penny he's got. He used his office's power to threaten and prosecute onetexan Jun 2022 #16
Ms. Rebekah has a nice set of balls AmBlue Jun 2022 #17

Sancho

(9,073 posts)
3. This was a big story when DeSatan was lying about covid in Florida...
Wed Jun 8, 2022, 04:01 PM
Jun 2022

...unfortunately many have forgotten.

 

towerbum

(263 posts)
12. I sure as hell didn't ! --------------
Wed Jun 8, 2022, 05:36 PM
Jun 2022

that gov. DeShitStain put our kid's down there in jeopardy ! Need's to charged with dereliction of duty ! plus , death's of people for no reason! they got proof now , go after him !

modrepub

(3,533 posts)
7. And Nothing Will Happen
Wed Jun 8, 2022, 04:06 PM
Jun 2022

But I hope more folks will realize that politicians are not the best folks to listen to during a pandemic. Furthermore, they should be the last folks to oversee data collection that would point to a problem (that they refuse to address).

asiliveandbreathe

(8,203 posts)
8. This story is a BFD..read the link posted in OP....Rebekah Jones is going up against Gaetz..
Wed Jun 8, 2022, 04:28 PM
Jun 2022
Their failed attempts to distract the public and defame Rebekah Jones only further substantiate the vindictiveness of a Governor whose day of reckoning is very near on the horizon, solidifying Jones' place in Florida history as a hero for the people who stood up to a ruthless tyrant and walked away victorious.

Very few candidates for public office have experienced the full weight of a corrupt regime's power and walked away stronger, smarter and better for it. That's the candidate Rebekah Jones is and it's why you should support her campaign to defeat Matt Gaetz today.


genxlib

(5,572 posts)
9. Seems like the battle of investigations
Wed Jun 8, 2022, 04:32 PM
Jun 2022

Just a week ago, the Department Inspector General came to the opposite conclusion

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2022/05/27/rebekkah-jones-report-fails-support-claims-florida-covid-19-data-doctored/9953780002/

Looks like the powers that be were trying to get ahead of the recent report and set the narrative.

jaxexpat

(7,200 posts)
14. Glad to hear that she's still around.
Wed Jun 8, 2022, 05:58 PM
Jun 2022

I've been half expecting to hear she'd died or was found in an ubliat in Destin.

scarletlib

(3,439 posts)
15. Anything coming from the DeSantis administration is corrupt
Wed Jun 8, 2022, 06:44 PM
Jun 2022

It was news down here at the time and reported about all the things he was having done to suppress the true numbers of Covid deaths
He had lied and fudged numbers from the beginning for his own fascistic agenda.

onetexan

(13,171 posts)
16. Hope she sues DeSatan for every penny he's got. He used his office's power to threaten and prosecute
Wed Jun 8, 2022, 07:02 PM
Jun 2022

her for not going along with his lies. This devil needs to be charged & removed from office.

AmBlue

(3,187 posts)
17. Ms. Rebekah has a nice set of balls
Wed Jun 8, 2022, 09:26 PM
Jun 2022

Too bad so many Florida legislators can't say the same. She's running for Matt Gaetz' seat. We should put her in it!!

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