Florida scientist fired for refusing to ‘manipulate’ COVID-19 data

The scientist who created Florida’s COVID-19 data portal was fired on Monday by the Department of Health, she said, for refusing to manipulate data.

Her objective was to create a way for Floridians and researchers to see what the COVID-19 situation was in real time. …She confirmed, as reported by CBS-12 in West Palm Beach that she was fired because she was ordered to censor some data, but refused to “manually change data to drum up support for the plan to reopen.”

…They are making a lot of changes. I would advise being diligent in your respective uses of this data,” she wrote.  

Florida scientist fired for refusing to ‘manipulate’ COVID-19 data

Jeezus.

Here’s why you never trifle with a Southern belle

When Aunt Bev’s across-the-street neighbor and long-time bestie, Beverly Johnson, ruined a cake, she was about to throw it into the trash when her phone rang. It was Aunt Bev, just in time to teach her a valuable Southern lesson: “We never, ever throw out a cake.” (It is this lesson, in fact, that is most to blame for my current waistline.) Aunt Bev then took the cake, which had “fallen” in the middle, and turned it into a scrumptious trifle by layering bits of the cake with pudding and fruit. That’s how Southern belles handle mistakes.

Here’s why you never trifle with a Southern belle – It’s a Southern Thing

You should never trifle with a Southern belle because they’ll just make trifle out of it.

What a cute remembrance.

Dolphins Hall of Fame coach Don Shula dies at 90

Don Shula, the NFL’s winningest coach who led the Miami Dolphins to the league’s only undefeated season, died on Monday.

…Shula won an NFL-record 347 games, including playoff games. He coached the Dolphins to the league’s only undefeated season (17-0) in 1972, culminating in a 14-7 victory over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.

Dolphins Hall of Fame coach Don Shula dies at 90

RIP

‘I will not be bullied’: LaToya Cantrell firm in decisions about coronavirus stay-home orders

“The data will drive us and not a specific date,” the mayor said several times during an afternoon press conference, where she took issue with a letter published in a full-page newspaper ad the day before by four prominent businessmen that said her moves threatened the city’s economy.

…Cantrell cast her critics as out of touch with the city’s public health needs. She also suggested they were prioritizing money over people’s lives.

“To the citizens of the city of New Orleans, please know that I will and have always continued to put the health of the people first. They are the priority. And not only that…. but you can be reassured that I will not be bullied,” Cantrell said.

…Cantrell said she has been in constant contact with leaders in other parishes and said she doesn’t believe it will be safe to hold festivals in the fall since it will be hurricane season and because the coronavirus pandemic is likely to remain active then.

‘I will not be bullied’: LaToya Cantrell firm in decisions about coronavirus stay-home orders | Coronavirus | nola.com

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