Your Level of Concern About the Coronavirus......on a scale of 1-10

You do realize that if you're getting hit with a wave of corona that the deaths don't start immediately, right? If people are getting infected today, it will take 2-3 weeks for those who die from it, so check Arkansas death total in a couple of weeks and see where they're at
That's the same thing you told me about SD. How did that work out?
 
Everone is prescribing hydroxychloroquine . It's saving lives and kane thinks the opinion of one doctor is significant.[/QUOTE]

One doctor? Are you fucking kidding me? thousands of doctors have come forward saying Hydroxy is dangerous and the risk outweighs the benefit as far as giving it to patients with corona. For every person it's helped, it's hurt at least an equal amount
 
But what I would like to talk about is the Governor's reference to Ms. Jones' arrest record. When asked about the termination during a press conference this week, the Governor said that, in addition to being insubordinate, Ms. Jones had a criminal record and should never have been hired in the first place.

According to CBS4 in Miami,

DeSantis also pointed out that Jones had been facing criminal charges for stalking last summer. That case is pending. Two other charges of cyberstalking and cyber sexual harassment were dropped. Court records show the charges stemmed from a romantic relationship that turned bad.

“So I’ve asked the Department of Health to explain to me how someone would be allowed to be charged with that and continue on because this was many months ago. I have a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment. So her supervisor dismissed her because of a lot of those reasons and it was a totally valid way. But she should have been dismissed long before that,” [Gov. DeSantis] said.
https://www.constangy.com/employmen...is-and-rebekah-jones-criminal-background-info
 
Claim #1: Rebekah Jones was the “architect” of the Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The truth: Jones was more like the drywall hanger of the dashboard rather than the “architect.” The dashboard was built on the same visual mapping tool that Johns Hopkins University made famous at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. In fact, Florida’s tool looks extremely similar. That’s because Johns Hopkins University is not the “architect” of the dashboard, either. The tool is actually built not on any of Florida’s many data servers, but using ready-made modules from a subscription service called ArcGIS. Jones’ job was to load data into those modules and decide how it appeared to visitors.

Claim #2: Rebekah Jones was a coronavirus “scientist”

The truth: Jones has a doctorate degree in geography. Her skill set, as applicable to COVID-19, was in mapping data, as we explained above. That’s it. No special skills in epidemiology, biology, or even public health. Depending on the narrative a media outlet wants to convey, using the term “scientist” in headlines about coronavirus carries with it a very specific connotation, leading readers to believe Jones was involved in the front lines of coronavirus research. If media outlets insist on describing her as a “scientist,” they owe their readers a fuller explanation of her role, and should, at most, describe her as a “data scientist,” though even that could be misleading and would still be misconstrued for political gain.

Claim #3: Rebekah Jones was asked to manipulate data to support the governor’s plan to reopen Florida

The truth: Jones was asked to temporarily disable the ability to export data from the dashboard so that it could be verified that the data matched other sources.

We previously gave credit to the Tampa Bay Times for accurately describing Jones’ role in managing the COVID-19 dashboard. They also accurately describe events leading to Jones termination. Don’t misunderstand – the Times is still guilty of trying to make Jones a martyr. Take a look at how they describe what happened:
 
On June 13, 26-year-old University staff member Rebekah Jones was booked on one count of battery on a police officer, one count of remaining after forbidden and two counts of resisting arrest, Scott said. Scott said officers arrived at the Sea Grant building when Jones refused to leave at the request of LSU Human Resources. Scott said Jones initiated physical contact against two LSUPD officers while resisting arrest and officers were forced to subdue her.

https://tallahasseereports.com/2020...ickbait-the-media-dreams-of-but-its-all-fake/
 
If the stalking stuff was true, so what, it has nothing to do with her ability as a scientist.

This is more plausible.

"Jones, is credited with building, designing, and managing Florida's Covid 19 data and surveillance dashboard, which was praised by researchers, including a White House scientist as a shining exapmle of transparency
Read the articles. She didn't create anything. It's all fake news.
 
Claim #1: Rebekah Jones was the “architect” of the Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The truth: Jones was more like the drywall hanger of the dashboard rather than the “architect.” The dashboard was built on the same visual mapping tool that Johns Hopkins University made famous at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. In fact, Florida’s tool looks extremely similar. That’s because Johns Hopkins University is not the “architect” of the dashboard, either. The tool is actually built not on any of Florida’s many data servers, but using ready-made modules from a subscription service called ArcGIS. Jones’ job was to load data into those modules and decide how it appeared to visitors.
 
So she might have been guilty of stalking an ex boyfriend, which has yet to be proven. I still don't know what this means in terms of her being an effective scientist
 
No special skills in epidemiology, biology, or even public health. Depending on the narrative a media outlet wants to convey, using the term “scientist” in headlines about coronavirus carries with it a very specific connotation, leading readers to believe Jones was involved in the front lines of coronavirus research. If media outlets insist on describing her as a “scientist,” they owe their readers a fuller explanation of her role, and should, at most, describe her as a “data scientist,” though even that could be misleading and would still be misconstrued for political gain.
 
Most of the charges filed against her came after she was hired by the Department of Health, so they would not have turned up in any background check.

The bottom line: Rebekah Jones was fired for performance issues, not for “refusing to manipulate data.” And her extensive criminal history, which predates her employment in Florida, lends credence to the DeSantis administration that she was just a troublesome employee who is now disgruntled and trying to get media attention about her firing. The easiest way to get media attention right now is to claim a Republican elected official is involved in a conspiracy to cover up COVID-19 data detrimental to reopening the state economy.
 
The media outlets listed above will not issue retractions. They will double down on the idea that DeSantis’s administration is withholding / manipulating / deleting / altering data. That, too is totally false. But mark these words, the embarrassment of touting Rebekah Jones as their coronavirus martyr will quickly fade into the mainstream media memory hole.
 
The author of the article is a right winger named Brian Burgess and the article itself is taken from a right wing site called The Capitolist". Sorry Raiders, I don't believe anything taken from right wing sites. I get my info from legitimate news outlests, and you get your from right wing sites, where anyone with a blog can be quoted
kane- You're posting fake news again.
 
Sorry Raiders, but every single one of your quotes about her are from the same right wing article, you can continue getting your info from conservapedia and the capitolist, and I'll continue getting mine form legitimate news outlets
 
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