Florida’s COVID pandemic is full blown, but, once again, state isn’t sharing life-saving data
Ron DeSantis on July 13, 2021, in Miami. - Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America/TNS

At this point, we already know that Florida’s COVID-19 cases are rising “at an alarming rate,” as U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said on Thursday. But it’s become more cumbersome for the average Floridian to find detailed information about the pandemic that was easily available until a couple of months ago. After Gov. Ron DeSantis essentially declared victory on the pandemic by canceling all local restrictions in May, the state scaled back reporting data to the public. With cases down and vaccines widely available, the state Department of Health went from releasing reports of coronavirus nu...