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San Diego doctors fact-check COVID-19 misinformation from County Board of Supervisors meetings

The County has also launched a new website to debunk common false claims about COVID-19 and educate people on where to find credible medical information sources.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — An independent panel of doctors from across the San Diego region fact-checked COVID-19 misinformation that was said during Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting. 

The panel released its report via zoom Wednesday morning. The presentation went on for more than an hour. 

The panel of doctors dispelled misleading claims about COVID-19, vaccine efficacy and approval, as well as misinformation about side effects and alternative treatments for the virus.

The panel, moderated by Dr. Eric McDonald, county chief medical officer, included Dr. Omid Bakhtar from Sharp Healthcare, Dr. Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannermann from UC San Diego Health, Dr. Christian Ramers from Family Health Centers of San Diego and Dr. Mark Sawyer from Rady Children’s Hospital.

The county has also launched a new website to debunk common false claims about COVID-19 and educate people on where to find credible medical information sources.

County officials said this process will occur following every Board of Supervisors meeting where a COVID-19 update is being provided by County staff.

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