This week on the podcast, Voice journalists Jesse Marx and Will Huntsberry unleash an authoritative account of Covid: Yr Two.
Two years in the past, we needed to sue the county to realize entry to county loss of life data that talked about Covid as a trigger. Marx and Huntsberry led a staff to research them to understand the toll of Covid in numerous communities and demographics within the county.
Their latest slate of tales (which you’ll be able to see right here) revealed how the vaccine modified issues within the second 12 months of the pandemic. About half as many San Diego residents died within the second 12 months, in comparison with the primary. Additional, Marx and Huntsberry reveal how localized public well being initiatives, anti-vaxx sentiment and misinformation molded San Diegans’ habits, and finally, their lives.
On the present this week, we weed via the sequence from its inception — when Voice sued the county for loss of life data — to its present findings because it provides a discerning reflection of what occurred to us since March 2020.
(This interview begins round minute 29, marked for reference.)
Additionally on the present: Hosts Scott Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Andrea Lopez-Villafaña evaluation a column centered on Ammar Campa-Najjar following his spate of makes an attempt at public workplace. Plus: Why San Diego nonetheless doesn’t have a protected campground for unhoused Downtown residents.
ICYMI: Lewis and Keatts acquired along with SANDAG CEO Hasan Ikhrata to untangle crucial elements of his function within the regional planning and gettin’ round company. It was an intensive interview to evaluate what progress, if any, is being made to alter how San Diegans’ habits and setting is altering — and whether or not Ikhrata will stick round. Take a look at that interview and report right here. It’s in your feed.
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