San Diego County fights COVID misinformation with doctor panels
"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.