Follow-up: Data scientist Jones files suit against Florida law enforcement. The New York Times.
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I'm glad this is being discussed here and that the ASA Committee is seeing how ASA (and its members) can help. Let's remember, this statistician publicized the doctoring of Covid-19 outbreak reported by the Florida Dept of Health, after it dismissed the correct data by Ms. Jones and her co-workers. Ms. Jones is worried about the confiscation of her cell phone, fearing retribution will be taken against her former co-workers, who have been feeding her the correct outbreak data after Ms. Jones had to leave. She was presenting those correct data on her dashboard. Ms. Jones initially publicized the correct Covid-19 data before the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The data would have alerted her fellow Floridians of the spread of Covid-19 and its casualties. Unfortunately, the DeSantis government, instead publicized lower spread and casualty rates, lulling Floridians into a false sense of security. (I had talked to people in FL at the time who weren't aware of the surging danger.) High death rates, despite the attempts at obfuscating the surge in deaths, surfaced and have become rampant. It's a genuine health concern if the state is still underreporting the Covid-19 spread and casualty rates.
Unfortunately we seem to have become numb to such outrages. We need to support Ms. Jones however we can.
I totally agree with you Robert. Rebekah needs our support. I have sent email notification through my meetup group (stats seminars dc) to bring awareness to what's happening and to help Ms. Jones. However, I am just one person that have limited resources and we need more people to have courage and support Ms. Jones.
This is an attack on science and, as a community, we need to support those who are being unjustly persecuted for doing what right.