The End of an Era

The last few weeks felt like a whirlwind. First, I headed back down to the Gulf Coast with a crew of documentary filmmakers to retrace the lifetime of hardship that made me into who I am today. I visited my impoverished home town, the room where I sheltered during Katrina, the concrete slab where myContinue reading “The End of an Era”

Countering Some Myths About COVID-19 in Florida; October 19, 2020

The Badger dives into a few of Florida’s “covid truther” myths in this week’s analysis.

Florida K-12 Case Rates by District, Aug. 10- Oct. 3, 2020

Case rates for select Florida counties, based on district reporting of cases in students and staff, and total enrollment in face-to-face instruction.

Snapshot of Florida data; in-depth analysis to come tomorrow

Sometime in the late evening on September 29, 2020, the Florida Department of Health released a “detailed” look at the data they feel comfortable sharing with the public about COVID-19 cases in K-12 schools. The data lists cases from Sept. 20-26 and from Sept. 6-26 separately, for students and various levels of staff. It alsoContinue reading “Snapshot of Florida data; in-depth analysis to come tomorrow”

How a change in reporting policy created a dramatic change in counting deaths

After reaching out to the Florida Department of Health about the dramatic change in reporting, they confirmed in an email that the official policy of how they reported deaths changed sometime between June and August.

A Note on The Relationship Between Covid-19 Death Occurrence and Reported Date

Much has been written about the relationship between date of death and the date the death is reported by Florida DOH. Despite it being a relatively trivial footnote in the Florida Coronavirus Saga, it has become somewhat of an obsession by some laymen. While there is value in studying the distribution of time between dateContinue reading “A Note on The Relationship Between Covid-19 Death Occurrence and Reported Date”