Uncounted: San Diego County’s pandemic victims far surpass official totals

A review of state and county public health data finds many more people have died as a result of the pandemic than the San Diego County public health office has acknowledged publicly. … Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at UC Irvine who studies pandemic diseases, disagreed. “That is absolutely wrong,” said Noymer, after learning of the county’s position. He has worked on excess deaths calculations in Orange County during COVID-19.