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Dillon Bergin

Dillon Bergin

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.

Uncounted: Inaccurate death certificates across the country hide the true toll of COVID-19

By: and - December 22, 2021

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 […]