Fred Piccolo, a spokesman for the governor’s workplace, advised MeSlop that Kyle Lamb “was employed as a data analyst 2 which is an entry-level data analyst place that has nothing to do with Covid-19,” and that “he’s not a Covid-19 analyst.”

In a report printed Tuesday, the Miami Herald quoted Piccolo as saying that Lamb’s role wouldn’t focus “completely” on Covid-19.

Lamb, a former sports activities blogger in Ohio, tweeted his job announcement 5 days in the past, the place he talked about Covid-19 analysis as part of the role.

“It is my pleasure to announce publicly that this morning I formally accepted a proposal to go work for Gov. Ron DeSantis within the Florida state Capitol. I will likely be doing data evaluation on a number of fronts for them together with however not restricted to Covid-19 analysis and different initiatives,” Lamb tweeted.

Lamb’s legal professional, Scott Essad, confirmed the authenticity of Lamb’s Twitter and social media accounts. He additionally confirmed that Lamb hosts a podcast known as “Past the Fold.”

In an outline of that podcast on the web site Patreon, Lamb writes, “I’ve no qualms about being a ‘sports activities man’ moonlighting as a Covid-19 analyst. Truth is, I am not an ‘professional.’ I am not a health care provider, epidemiologist, virologist or scientist. I additionally do not must be. Specialists do not have all of the solutions, and we have realized that the laborious approach all through your complete period of the worldwide pandemic.”

The Miami Herald reported that Lamb has unfold “dangerous conspiracy theories about Covid-19 on the Web.”

“The science by no means supported masks stopping the unfold, however individuals eat it up like sheep,” Lamb posted on Twitter.

In one other submit, Lamb wrote, “Viruses will mutate, it should lose efficiency and we’ll get well with no need to shutdown.”

Responding to a submit about hydroxychloroquine on a weblog, Lamb said “If somebody is funding a bogus research to try to discredit it, clearly it is a probably VERY environment friendly remedy and is taken into account a risk because of ease of manufacturing and distribution.”

DeSantis’s communication director has retweeted Lamb up to now. Lamb has additionally been talked about by title by a Fox Information visitor.

Essad mentioned Lamb stands by his posts on masks, hydroxychloroquine and lockdowns.

“All I care about is that he retains his job,” Essad mentioned.

Essad factors to the Ohio soccer running a blog neighborhood for the latest consideration Lamb has acquired concerning his new job, claiming the bloggers didn’t like Lamb’s opinions on Ohio State soccer and are out to get him.

The state of Florida has reported greater than 858,000 circumstances of Covid-19 and 17,300 deaths statewide. On Wednesday, 3,056 individuals have been hospitalized in Florida for Covid-19, based on the Florida Company for Well being Care Administration.