FOX 35 uncovered more errors with Florida’s COVID-19 numbers. This time, the errors were in the wrong child positivity rates being reported. “I am concerned that there has been several other instances,” said Terry Adirim, associate dean of Clinical Affairs at Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine.
H/T: FOX 35 Orlando
In predictable fashion, the mainstream media is completely ignoring the "programming error" and is instead pushing the "surge in child hospitalizations" narrative, likely in an effort to stop Florida school's from reopening and to prevent the RNC from hosting its convention in Jacksonville. See below for an example from CNN. QUESTION: Why do these "errors" ALWAYS support the COVID-19 fear-narrative? Does logic not dictate that "errors" would occasionally result in a reduced case count too?
Nope it was a coding error:https://t.co/tGAyUMf2Bc— NJReligiousFreedom (@NjReligious) July 27, 2020
The Florida Department of Health sent FOX 35 this statement:
“It was a computer programming error specifically linked to the production of the pediatric data report. As a result, a subset of negative pediatric test results were unintentionally excluded from the pediatric report. The coding error was identified and has been corrected. The current pediatric report available on floridahealthcovid19.gov reflects the most up-to-date data available regarding pediatric COVID-19 cases. It is updated weekly. The Department remains committed to ensuring that up-to-date data is provided publicly in the most expeditious manner possible.”
⚠️ CAUTION: misleading #Florida data ⚠️— Jason L. Salemi, PhD (@jasonsalemi) July 22, 2020
If you follow the weekly pediatric reports, you will notice the case + implausibly changed from the map on the ⬅️ to the map on the ➡️
Hint: we did not make that implausible change.
There were "problems" with the data. Details soon. pic.twitter.com/nEGAVHq6qw
"What programming error? Why did it only happen for the pediatric report? Why not other age groups?” he asked. “— Freedom Lives (@rubies222) July 25, 2020
That's why we don't trust these clowns.#ResignNowRonDeSantis#ResignNowTrumphttps://t.co/QTi93xYwl8
More errors on #Florida’s #COVID19 report. This time, it’s the pediatric report with issues. The @HealthyFla says a “computer programming error” is to blame for an inflated positivity rate. Some negatives weren’t being reported. Report has been fixed. Watch: @fox35orlando #FOX35 pic.twitter.com/LpjPJTExbK— Robert Guaderrama (@FOX35Robert) July 27, 2020
I am sure it was not a computer programming error. FFS— NotJackDoresy (@NDorsey_1) July 27, 2020
Mistake by Florida on child COVID-19 rate raises question: Can Florida's numbers be trusted? https://t.co/2uQpGbPDDF