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Local Doctors Address COVID-19 Misinformation in San Diego

Recording of Zoom panel discussion. A version with Spanish interpretation is below.

An independent panel of local doctors today addressed COVID-19 misinformation brought up at the Nov. 2 County Board of Supervisors meeting.

The Nov. 3, 2021 virtual event, which was interpreted live into Spanish, was moderated by Dr. Eric McDonald, County chief medical officer, and included Dr. Siu Ming Geary from Scripps Clinic La Jolla, Dr. Jeannette Aldous from San Ysidro Health, Dr. Zulma Curet with Neighborhood Healthcare and Dr. Mark Sawyer from Rady Children’s Hospital.

This was the second COVID-19 misinformation panel discussion. The first panel of doctors was convened Oct. 6 to address erroneous claims about COVID-19, testing and the vaccine. You can watch today’s video in English above and Spanish below, and the previous panel video here.

County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency staff track COVID-19 misinformation shared during public comment following novel coronavirus presentations to the Board of Supervisors, and a panel is subsequently convened to address claims and misinformation that were stated about the pandemic.

Misinformation resources, and links to these videos, can be found at coronavirus-sd.com.

The panel with Spanish interpretation is below.

José A. Álvarez is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact