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Coronavirus in Florida: Top-down control stifles reporting

The Palm Beach Post

April 10, 2020

The Palm Beach Post - State officials have refused to disclose how many people in Palm Beach County have been tested for coronavirus even as local officials provide information that could lull residents into a false sense of security about the spread of the contagion.

The Florida Health Department's centralized approach can keep the coronavirus message consistent to reduce the risk of confusing people, according to one public relations expert, Professor Debbie Davis of Texas Tech University.

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