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In our exclusive interview, @GeoRebekah discusses the aftermath she experienced from not only her firing but her subsequent media tours, a police raid, an arrest and ultimately, contracting the very disease she spent months trying to warn everyone about.…
Since leaving Florida, Jones says her family breathes a little easier. But she knows her story is far from over. It's worth noting that we reached out to Gov. Ron DeSantis' office for comment. In response, his office sent a link to a tweet:
I want to thank my editor @AndreaStanley for putting me through narrative boot camp, along w/ the amazing team at @Cosmopolitan for their support on a story that seemed to change near-daily. A special thanks to @GeoRebekah for trusting us to tell her story…

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