This week, Voice journalists Jesse Marx and Will Huntsberry unleash an authoritative account of Covid: Year Two.
Two years ago, we had to sue the county to gain access to county death records that mentioned Covid as a cause. Marx and Huntsberry led a team to analyze those records to grasp the toll of Covid in various communities and demographics in the county.
Their recent slate of stories revealed how the vaccine changed things in the second year of the pandemic. About half as many San Diego residents died in the second year, compared to the first. Further, Marx and Huntsberry reveal how localized public health initiatives, anti-vaxx sentiment and misinformation molded San Diegans' behavior, and ultimately, their lives.
See the series at vosd.org/yeartwo
Also this week: Why San Diego still doesn't have a safe campground for unhoused Downtown residents.
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