Dillon Bergin is an investigative journalist who specializes in data and public records. He is a former Report for America corps member with Searchlight New Mexico. From 2019 to 2020, he was a Fulbright Germany Journalism Fellow. His work has been published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, The New Republic and Searchlight New Mexico. He is currently based in Philadelphia.
In Cape Girardeau County, the coroner hasn’t pronounced a single person dead of COVID-19 in 2021. Wavis Jordan, a Republican who was elected last year to serve as coroner of the 80,000-person county, says his office “doesn’t do COVID deaths.” He does not investigate deaths himself, and requires families to provide proof of a positive […]