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San Diego County fights COVID misinformation with doctor panels

12/09/21

 

"COVID doesn't exist," said a speaker during the public comment of San Diego County's Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.

That was followed by a barrage of other speakers also denying COVID-19 and sharing medical misinformation about the virus that has sickened, permanently disabled and killed thousands across the county.

In September the board voted to declare misinformation a public health crisis. Board chair Nathan Fletcher led the charge.

"The reality is, misinformation in today’s environment is literally killing people and as a county, as a public health agency and as a people we have to confront this," Fletcher said.

And now after every meeting, public comment misinformation about the virus is compiled and is discussed the next day by a panel of doctors on a publicly accessible zoom meeting.

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