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I don't have much faith in the system, but you thank you for staying on top of it. This information is huge.

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Feb 21Liked by Jessica Hockett

Great work not letting the FDNY's delays and excuses deter you in your persistence to obtain this (publicly owned) information.

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I noticed that the letter pictured above is dated February 16, 2023. I assume they meant 2024.

I also noticed in the paragraph at the top of page 2 that you are being asked to supply the additional information (addresses of nursing homes) "by the date below." The only date below that is the date of their anticipated response to you on April 16, 2024.

I admire your persistence in the face of this shining example of bureaucratic dither and delay.

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Yes, good catch on the typo.

And I also noticed the "by the date below" aspect. I'm submitting by the end of the week, which is a week from their response to me, so I'm basically ignoring the clarity failure on their part. :)

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Feb 21Liked by Jessica Hockett

Just wondering if you got ALL the transport data, would you be able to search it yourself?

Just thinking you could get typos in the record keeping, or the search. The address of a care facility for example.

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You mean request the whole file with every address attached? The problem with that is the work on the back end if it's only the address (or lat/long), because then you have to find the names of each location.

I don't know ArcGIS, but someone who does might be able to import. The key is really timeseries data

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Previously I had brought up the case of Manaus. Are you aware of Quito in Ecuador? Here's a link to a BBC article, in Portuguese, of that April in 2020 (https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/internacional-52129845). Basically it reads "Deaths in homes", "Cadavers in the streets", "funeral homes in state of collapse".

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Thank you. Will check it out. Did you see my tweets with the Manuas data?

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BTW, Microsoft Outlook frequently sends your Substack notifications to my Junk Mail, while it keeps sending me Washington Post adds, that I told them TO CANCEL.

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Well, I won't argue the fact that what I'm saying is a threat to Bill Gates :)

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No. I´m not a Twitter user. But I´ll go look.

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Thank you for your efforts!!

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And you for yours!

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Feb 21Liked by Jessica Hockett

Look forward to your analysis of data rec'd. I am considering asking for the same for my city in FL. Since the beg of 2024, when outside, and I spend 3 hours or so outside daily, I can hear nearly constant sirens. We are near a fire station, and sirens could be heard on an occasional basis in the past, but this - as I have noted to 2 family members - seems nearly continual. Quite concerning, whether police and/or ambulance.

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Depending on where you live, the data on dispatches is likely already public.

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Feb 21Liked by Jessica Hockett

Haven't yet started digging. But much info in state FL is public, such as voter registration, property records, and the like.

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Feb 21·edited Feb 21

The explanation that jumps to mind (for continual sirens) is drug overdoses.

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What's the difference (if any) between a drug overdose and a permitted chemical poisoning?

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Feb 22·edited Feb 22Liked by Jessica Hockett

Perhaps. Found Dept of Health site, which has stats by county and year thru 2022. Also by 'reason,' ie 'drug overdose.' Still digging. Initially, couldn't see any significant uptick from 2020-2022 for total number, all causes, in EMS calls.

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Give me the county and I will check in CDC WONDER

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What a gem you found. They can't even bullshit their way out of this and look sane.

It reminds me of the dynamic of the current fluoride trial. The corrupt can't even fake evidence properly lol.

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Debbie Lerman Substack has interesting data.

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Do you think the NYC officials have an idea of why you want this data? An Internet search for Jessica Hockett+covid would return some strong hints.

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I'm sure they do.

With some exceptions, my experiences with NYC and NY state agencies have been pretty positive - especially when I'm communicating with the FOIL officers/staff.

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Feb 22Liked by Jessica Hockett

I heard from someone on the inside UK that being made to deliberately obfuscate or delay FOIAs causes ripples of unease in some of the staff working there & creates questions where there previously were none. They themselves had left as a consequence of such things though still bound by OSA. That gave me some hope (& simultaneously concern about selection pressures)

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Feb 22Liked by Jessica Hockett

Indeed, without intending to sound pessimistic, it seems like there will be a continuous cycle every 11 months—just short of a year—to ensure that the requestor remains informed, only to be told that they are ‘busy at the moment’ or dealing with a ‘change of staff and needing to learn procedures.’

In this specific situation, getting truthful answers might depend on the volume of people demanding them. Unfortunately, the delay tactics used can lead to diminished interest over time, as people move on to the next concern in their lives.

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Pinellas Country, FL. Thank you.

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Observation:

Interesting that the ICU may have been shut down.

Could there have been a 5G cell tower drill since this technology was installed during Covid. 6G, The Zombie Apocalypse for that area?

FOIA request for any military role at the hospital to the DOH.

You might request FOIA on all FOIA requests that they indicate that they are processing.

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ICUs weren't shut down. Hospitals were turned into multi-ICU ward facilities.

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