Coming to the “peak of the boom” of coronavirus, Governor Gavin News warned on Monday in his first briefing what is already going to be a boring year.
As the holidays drew to a close, the governor said more than 4.4 million Californians had been infected, nearly 6,000,000 had died, hospitals had been flooded and only a third of the state’s 1.3 million vaccine doses had fallen into the hands of patients.
It is the work of leg, California size and complex logistics. More than 450,000 people have received their first dose, but “it’s not good enough.”
In Los Angeles County, victims of Covid-19 waited in the emergency lane for hours as tired staff members tried to find a bed space; Health authorities have instructed ambulance crews to stop transporting patients whose survival is not possible and begin conserving their oxygen.
In San Bernardino County, the clinical director of a large hospital told reporters that cats have been placed in conference rooms with plans to place overflow patients in cafes and lobbies. In San Diego County, Mr. Newsome said a new, ultra-transmissible variant of the virus has now been indicated in at least four cases, totaling at least half a dozen nationwide.
What is happening
If California’s horrific epidemics seem to have waned, Mr. Newsome said, it’s just that more Californians are getting the message across – and because of the inevitable deaths caused by people who can’t stay at home or wear masks. And is infected. Will take a few days.
Mr Newsme, who will open state budget negotiations this week, said he planned to ask the legislature for million 300 million to help pay for vaccine distribution and outreach. It has also deployed dentists and pharmacy technicians to assist members of the California National Guard and dentists. Additional nursing reinforcements have been dispatched to help flood patients care for and deliver and refill oxygen tanks.
Talk of recall
The governor gave his report in a very harsh voice a year after the daily epidemic reports Live stream Heckler commented on his general demands that he be fired. “Let my salon open!” They make digital jokes. “Lies lie lies lie lies lie!” “Let’s talk about your recall!”
At least one Republican-led effort to oust the governor has, in fact, gained momentum. Campaign records show that a vague piece of paper and a mysterious Orange County organization with a biblical name recently donated $ 500,000, which is already being used for support, campaign records show.
On Monday, Ann Revel, the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, who lives in Northern California and is a Democrat like Mr. Newsum, appears to have founded the group, Prov3 :, LLC, a shell company. Dark Money urged the state’s attorney general and election officials to reach the bottom of it to hide the identities of donors. Organizers of the recall drive said their concern was just an attempt to discredit their campaign.
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Here’s what else to learn today
The governor was briefing the news media about the slow vaccine distribution in California on Monday, a Mendocino County hospital Aggressively inoculating hundreds of people In an ad hoc response to a broken freezer, where 830 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine were rapidly dissolving. [The Los Angeles Times]
She tied up with a bloated Christmas tree costume from the outbreak of San Jose Hospital Not only have 44 people been infected, but he has now claimed the life of a permanent employee. [The Mercury News]
Anti-mask protesters attacked Ralph’s grocery store And Westfield Century City Mall on Sunday, offering customers a “mask of the Nazis” and Ramming masked shopkeepers With shopping carts. The blockade comes a week after Trump Regalia’s men began a similar scuffle at a Fairfax grocery store. [The Los Angeles Times]
Seven costcos. Eight home depots. Ten Targets, six McDonald’s locations, four Chick-fil-Gem, three Apple Paul stores, Cerritos Nordstrom. Netflix, LAX. Workplace outbreaks are a major driver of coronavirus infection In Los Angeles County. [The Los Angeles Times]
Google has more than 225 engineers and other workers Formed a union, Sticking to years of growing activism in one of the world’s largest companies and presenting a rare beachhead in Silicon Valley, a staunch anti-labor union for labor organizers. [The New York Times]
The first workweek of 2021 will be held on Monday Major disruption in San Francisco-based workplace software firm Slack. [The New York Times]
After the American Legion removed an Escondido post commander from a national leadership role in an elderly service organization Gaurav laughed on social media about joining Boys And a violent attack on a liberal demonstrator as part of a pro-Trump protest. [The San Diego Union-Tribune]
The White House on Monday presented the Independent Presidential Medal to Rep. Devin Nunes, citing Central Valley Republicans’ presentation of President Trump’s defense during an investigation into interference in Russia’s 2016 election as an act of “unavailability integrity.”
Recognition of “exceptional contributions” to national security, world peace or cultural and other “significant” efforts means the award is the country’s highest civilian honor. Past California winners include former Governor and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Earl W. Run, record-setting test pilot Chuck Yager and President Ronald Reagan.
White House officials have told Maggie Heberman and Nicholas Fandos that Mr. Trump wants to recognize Mr. Nunes’ political allegiance, calling the president a “victim of partisan” witchcraft, although several congressional committees and U.S. intelligence agencies have accused Russia as was. In the election with the intention of sending Mr. Trump to the White House.
A White House news release said Mr. Nunes “faced the full power of the media, the FBI, the intelligence community, the Democrats, foreign spies and the Deep State.” The Government Accountability Project, a watchdog group, condemned the award, saying Mr Nunes had “harmed our national interests” by attacking government employees who risked their careers to expose abuses by the Trump camp.
On Twitter, one of the critics sued for failing to make fun of him while pretending to be his cow in the presence of Congress. Tweeted That medal “would look great in our attorney’s office fees.”
The president also plans to award the medal to Ohio’s envoy Jim Jordan, another apparently ally.
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