February 7, 2020
Florida health officials say state law prevents them from telling the public about suspected cases of coronavirus, yet the state regularly revealed that information during the Zika crisis three years ago.
In an interview published in the SunSentinel, Daniel Dawes, a lawyer and professor of complex health systems at Nova Southeastern University, said he thinks Florida owes it to its citizens to be open with information so they can protect themselves.
“As a citizen, I want to know if there are pending cases out there. If there are more pending cases in one part of the state than the other, I want to know that,” Dawes told SunSentinel. “If a test doesn’t lead to positive, I want to know that, too.”