The COVID-19 crisis has caused a lot of contention over issues that normally would be ignored by everyone except a few specialists. As an example, Rebekah Jones was a data scientist for the state of Florida who was responsible for an information dashboard that displayed various statistics about COVID-19 for the state. She had a dispute with her superiors about how to display certain statistics and was fired. Since then she has set up an independent site that analyzes Florida data.
Marisa Iati. Florida fired its coronavirus data scientist. Now she’s publishing the statistics on her own. The Washington Post. 2020-06-13. Available in html format