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Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard, here in a snapshot Tuesday, has won praise from researchers for its accessibility and details. People also ask .editorialPeopleAlsoAsk .c-1481743496.compTableAdvance .td0 { width : 85%; } .editorialPeopleAlsoAsk .c-1481743496.compTableAdvance .td1 { width : 15%; } Which states are re-opening?Who is high risk for Coronavirus?When will social security recipients receive their stimulus checks?Where to vacation during Coronavirus?How is Coronavirus transmitted? Florida GIS/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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A scientist who created a dashboard for monitoring Florida’s rising number of COVID-19 cases said she’s been fired for refusing to manipulate the data.

Rebekah Jones was the manager of the Geographic Information System team at Florida’s Department of Health. She helped created a data portal that for months has provided easily accessible and detailed information on COVID-19 cases broken down by ZIP code. The Florida COVID-19 dashboard has been praised by researchers in the state and by Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator.

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Date: 2020-05-19
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