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CDC Revises Florida’s COVID-19 Numbers DOWN After State Officials Expose Spiking, Inflated Numbers

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Published on: August 13, 2021

The Democrats are the enemy of the people.

Editor’s Note:  And the Republicans let them be the enemy with no justice brought against them.  Both have become enemies:  One through a full frontal assault and the other through silent complicity.

CDC amends Florida’s COVID-19 numbers after pushback from state officials

By David Marcus, The NY Post, August 11, 2021 | 10:54am | Updated

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adjusted its COVID-19 tracking for the state of Florida on Tuesday as confusion over reporting practices sparked a feud between federal and state authorities.

After the CDC website showed record high numbers for Sunday, Aug. 8, the Florida Department of Health balked, accusing the agency of folding several days of new cases into one.

The gap was significant, with the CDC initially claiming there were 28,317 new cases on Sunday, while the Florida DOH puts that number at 15,319.

On Tuesday the CDC adjusted its number down to 19,584.

After the initial CDC numbers were released, a deluge of negative press directed at Florida and Gov. Ron DeSantis ensued, leading the Florida DOH and other officials to take to Twitter to decry the error.

“This is not accurate. Florida follows CDC guidelines reporting cases Monday through Friday, other than holidays. Consequently, each Monday or Tuesday, there will be two or three days of data reported at a time. When data is published, it is attributed evenly to the previous days,” the agency tweeted on Monday.

On Tuesday, the CDC told multiple news outlets that it was working with Florida officials to correct the inaccuracies.

DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw told the Post, “Mistakes happen,” adding, “We appreciate that the CDC corrected the error yesterday and published the accurate case count. Reports that the CDC and Florida’s health department are “feuding,” or disagree whatsoever about Florida’s COVID numbers, are categorically false. That fake narrative does generate clicks, but the media should prioritize truth and accuracy in reporting over likes and retweets.”

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

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