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Former Florida information chief Rebekah Jones talks about the distinctions between her coronavirus dashboard and the Florida Department of Heath’s.

While the rest of the world drowned in third-party, speculative and non-scientific coronavirus information at the start of the pandemic, the Florida Department of Health stood happily and steady in its position as the single-point-source of info in the state. I worked very hard for a number of months to make sure the health department was the only authority over COVID-19 information, and considering that I was the sole creator and publisher of that information, I trusted its credibility and precision above all else.

Florida was as soon as hailed as the gold requirement in information transparency and ease of access.