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Indianapolis Star: Rokita rehashes fight over COVID-19 data, questioning Holcomb’s pandemic restrictions

COVID-19 response Indy Star

Attorney General Todd Rokita is rehashing the debate over the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, publishing a report that questions the data the state used to make decisions about lockdowns, mask mandates, and school closings.

The Republican, who is running for reelection, released an analysis of data by his office late last week that honed in on imperfections in COVID-19 data. The report concludes that Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration exaggerated deaths and rates of the virus to justify government restrictions that hurt the economy and education systems. A spokesperson for Holcomb referred questions to state health department officials, who did not respond. [continue reading]