It wasn't just Jontia's comment which got deleted. I deleted a total of 20 comments below that answer, of which only one was from Jontia.
The comments I deleted were mostly a debate between two users which escalated into a petty verbal slapfight. My usual modus operandi in that case is to delete the whole comment chain which escalated. Why not just the posts which clearly crossed the line? Because I made the experience that when you only remove the offending posts, then someone (either the participants or others) will respond to the remaining comments with similarly offending posts. The only way to get such an inflammatory comment thread to die down is either to hand out suspensions to everyone or to remove the whole chain up to the original post which provoked the debate.
Jontia's comment was a direct response to one of the participants in that fight and didn't make much sense anymore without that context. So I deleted it too. If anyone wants to know, this was the comment by Jontia:
@[redacted] " Per Google, the number of new cases in Texas has dropped for five straight days as of June 30" Two of those days are the weekend, and as can be seen from every graph on google, data collection over the weekend means a drop on those days and a spike early in the week, so the 7 day average is better measure, as Texas' google data now has a new peak at nearly 7K cases for the 30th June.