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 late January, the official death toll from COVID-19 in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, stood at 210. At a makeshift memorial at a local Episcopal church, friends and relatives planted small, white flags representing how many people had died. Some inscribed flags with the names of those they had lost. But a couple hundred flags were […]