San Diego County

District 2

Supervisor Joel Anderson


Supervisor Anderson opposes declaring ‘COVID-19 misinformation’ a public health crisis

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09/03/21
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Anderson explained that there is a big issue with officials using “political science,” instead of “medical science,” to determine what is and what isn’t misinformation.

Anderson used California’s ban on outdoor dining, which was strongly supported by Nathan Fletcher, as an example of how differing perspectives can be incorrectly deemed misinformation. Anderson explained the head of CDPH told people, “although no science backed up closing outdoor eating, they said to close outdoor eating because they didn’t want people in the community. So they pretended to have science to shut down businesses, when there was no science to back that up. And so when you have that misinformation, you are really playing with people’s health.”