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Tue Dec 7, 2021, 06:42 PM

UF researchers felt pressure to destroy COVID-19 data, not criticize DeSantis, report says

Source: Miami Herald




The University of Florida campus in Gainesville. UF faculty allege in a new report that UF researchers working with COVID-19 data felt pressure to destroy the data and were told not to criticize Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.


MIAMI HERALD Fear of upsetting state officials is pervasive among faculty at the University of Florida, to the point that race-related references have been edited out of course materials and researchers felt pressure to destroy COVID-19 data, according to a report released Monday by a Faculty Senate committee.

The six-person panel was convened three weeks ago to investigate academic freedom issues after the university decided to bar three political science professors from testifying in a lawsuit against the state.

But its findings go well beyond that episode and were so disturbing — especially regarding COVID-19 research — that the group decided to speed up its work, said Danaya Wright, a constitutional law professor and former Faculty Senate chairperson who served on the committee. TOP VIDEOS × “We knew it was much more widespread,” Wright said in an interview Monday. “We knew there was more silencing and pressure coming from above. The Big Above.”



Read more: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article256400321.html#storylink=cpy

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mia Dec 7 OP
NullTuples Dec 7 #1
liberalla Dec 8 #8
The Wizard Dec 7 #2
Evolve Dammit Dec 7 #4
bronxiteforever Dec 7 #3
PurgedVoter Dec 7 #5
summer_in_TX Dec 7 #6
hay rick Dec 7 #7
monkeyman1 Dec 8 #9
Kid Berwyn Dec 9 #10

Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 06:47 PM

1. Reworded slightly: "Florida destroyed COVID data to keep official numbers low"

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Response to NullTuples (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 09:49 AM

8. or, "Florida destroyed COVID data to keep officials happy"


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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 06:51 PM

2. Should Florida be

ceded to the Seminoles?

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 08:26 PM

4. The whole damn country should return to the original occupants.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 07:01 PM

3. Kick and recommend for visibility

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:35 PM

5. Keep in mind they only commit to things if there is a cover up or a profit motive.

Look carefully at where the money is first. If no money, then you know that compromat is involved.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 09:51 PM

6. De Santis' authoritarian proclivities are scary.

Texas is plenty bad. Have to say I think De Santis is even worse.

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Response to summer_in_TX (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 7, 2021, 11:29 PM

7. As a Navy JAG, DeSantis did tours at Gitmo and Fallujah...

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 04:31 PM

9. ya can't fix stupid ! great governor ya got down there !!!

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 08:19 AM

10. It Can Happen Here.

DeSantis is a NAZI.

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