positivity rate

FL’s COVID infection stats at odds with major national database

BY: - October 16, 2020

Florida’s official COVID-19 “positivity rate” is at odds with rates reported by the renowned tracker run by Johns Hopkins University. The official state rate is around 5 percent; Johns Hopkins says it’s closer to 12. As is common with statistics, data can be analyzed and interpreted in various, even contradictory, ways. Florida Sen. Linda Stewart […]

Health professionals, national economists urge DeSantis to ‘start over’ to control COVID-19

BY: - September 4, 2020

As the coronavirus death toll in Florida approaches 12,000, and the national death toll climbs above 186,000, the federation of Public Interest Research Groups, or U.S. PIRG, is calling on governors and the president to “Start Over and Do It Right.” With COVID-19 trends improving, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed he would never again order […]