Florida Politics reports:
The Florida Department of Health and plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking daily COVID-19 data that the state once published online must meet this week to clarify their wishes and potentially reach a resolution, the judge overseeing the case ordered.
The order came after more than an hour’s discussion over whether an alliance of media companies, including the Associated Press, New York Times and Washington Post — could subpoena former Surgeon General Scott Rivkees in an ongoing lawsuit over accessing state COVID-19 information made confidential on his watch.
Current Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo filed a motion to “quash subpoena” of Rivkees and keep him from “being compelled to testify at a deposition or the final hearing in this matter…”
Read the full article.
Florida officials claim they stopped publishing the county-by-county breakdown in order to protect the privacy of COVID patients in sparsely populated counties. Yeah.
Ladapo is loudly anti-mandate and has questioned the effectiveness of the vaccines. Last year he appeared in a video alongside infamous “demon semen” Dr. Stella Emmanuel.
Judge orders ‘informal remediation’ between @HealthyFla, plaintiffs of COVID-19 data lawsuit.
— Florida Politics (@Fla_Pol) November 2, 2021