Investigators Knock Down Claims Ron DeSantis Administration Doctored COVID Numbers

Florida investigators have rejected a former health department employee’s claim that she was fired for refusing to doctor COVID stats to benefit Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Inspector General found “insufficient” or no evidence that data scientist Rebekah Jones was told to manipulate or misrepresent pandemic numbersNBC reported.

RELATED: IG Report: Rebekah Jones’ allegations have ‘insufficient evidence’ or were ‘unfounded’ (and don’t make much sense)

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  1. That conspiracy theory, which Jones alternately promoted and recanted on Twitter before her account was suspended for violating the platform’s terms of service, has persisted on social media for more than a year, despite the lack of evidence. The Florida Democrat who ran the state’s emergency response at the time bemoaned how Jones spread “disinformation.” Independent epidemiologists say the claim has no basis.

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