Florida health agencies tinker in the fight against COVID, state audit shows

It didn’t take an audit by the Florida Auditor General to confirm what many of us have long suspected: Florida’s COVID-19 pandemic data was, and most likely remains, imperfect. The words “inaccurate” and “incomplete” are intertwined throughout the 30-page audit report, along with other unreliable descriptions.

“… The number of entities reporting data, apparently inaccurate or incomplete data reported to the state by those entities, and the lack of effective access controls in the systems used to collect the data, impacted the state’s ability to accurately report data. COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic, “the report reads.

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Florida underestimated COVID cases and deaths and failed to analyze and collect test results, confirming the selfless attitude of Governor Ron DeSantis and surgeon general Dr. Joseph Ladapo, whose anti-mask policies have aided the spread of the virus.

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