California’s coronavirus vaccine rollout has continued to create confusion, with even thousands of California people joining the ranks of the vaccine. (until Sunday,Had received at least one shot.)
In recent times, state officials have made a spate of new efforts aimed at better trackingAnd Announced a change in , And – after weeks of promising they will expand The state is described as the “third-party administrator” of its vaccination campaign, along with California’s Blue Shield.
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Who is eligible for the vaccine now?
Over the past few weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state officials have repeatedly emphasized that the biggest obstacle to vaccination at the moment is a limited and unpredictable supply. (Los Angeles was forcedOver the weekend because it was experiencing a shortage of doses.)
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To speed up delivery,A strict tiered system is based in a wider age group, giving priority to some essential workers.
Last month, the stateApart from those working in some essential jobs.
But on Friday, in response to, State officials announced that starting March 15, people ages 16 to 64 with disabilities or severe underlying conditions that put them at high risk if they contract Kovid-19 Will be eligible to vaccinate.
“I want the disability community to know, we have heard you, and we are going to provide more access, even in spite of the lack of vaccines”, Mr. Newsom visited a large vaccination site in Moscow on Friday. Center in San Francisco.
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Depending on the availability of the vaccine, the following groups are eligible to receive vaccinations: health care workers, nursing home residents and employees, food and agricultural workers, teachers and child care workers, emergency service workers, and 65 and older California.
How will California’s Blue Shield change the vaccine rollout?
On Monday, state officialsDetails revealed California’s Blue Shield aimed to speed up a vaccination rollout, with experts saying it was already affected by reliance on local public health departments.
State leaders have also said for months that equity – ensuring that members of disgruntled communities are at the forefront of the line – would be a top consideration.
butSuggests that those results have not been found; While California’s Latino communities have been devastated by the virus, accounting for , Only 16 percent of people who have been vaccinated and whose ethnicity has been reported were Latino state wise.
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Blue Shield is aimed at fixing the partnership.
Blue Shield will come with an algorithm to allocate vaccine supplements directly to health care providers and an algorithm to prioritize appointments at vaccination sites, both of which must account for equity. The company – which is not allowed to benefit from the deal, only covers costs – will propose a system of financial incentives for providers that move quickly and meet equity goals.
By the time the effort is underway, 95 percent of people must be within 30 minutes of the vaccine in urban areas and 60 minutes in rural areas.
The target is to deliver three million doses per week by March 1,, And four million doses per week by 30 April.
How are the schools going?
They are still afraid of imbalances between rural and urban areas and private and public schools,. But you can get more information about which schools are open on the new site of the state,
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Los Angeles County officials approve reopening of elementary schools For the first time in nearly a year, new virus case rates have declined and efforts to prioritize school staff for vaccination have progressed. 
Palo Alto Unified School District Middle school and high school students can return to classes as early as March 1, with plans to reopen the district to the Bay Area. 
Some school districts are Hope to test children for coronavirus Before they could reach the premises, they could be allowed to return safely. 
As the epidemic and the country’s unemployment benefit agencies have worn on with a huge backlog, Reddit has become an informal hotline. 
New Jalisco Bar in Los Angeles City For decades there was a home for the marginalized: queer Latino. It, like many gay bars, is struggling to survive the epidemic. And then Gentrification occurs. 
What else can you remember here over the weekend
National Republicans run behind attempt to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, Pouring in hundreds of thousands of dollars. Supporters of Recall say they got enough signatures to move forward. 
If you miss it, here is a possibility that there will be a recall election, but less likely that the governor will actually be called back. 
As California people go looking for cheap homes, They are bringing the state’s famous housing crisis with them to places like Idaho and Texas. 
If you missed it, read that Texas officials have tried to entice people (such as Elon Musk) and companies trying to leave California. 
first time, Modernism Week will include a discussion about affordable housing. 
San Francisco is connected to a paper-based building permitting system, Person meetings are also required during an epidemic. Critics say that it allowed corruption and cronyism to thrive uncontrolled in the Building Inspection Department. 
Fresno, a low-wage city converts to $ 15 minimum wage, May be a laboratory to heat up a debate at the national level. 
Read more about why warehouses are for fresno. 
And finally …
We are approaching a year of epidemic life in California. For many women who had a habit of applying makeup before leaving home, the decision was easier to make than using the time.It can double as a meditative moment of self-care.
It was only a matter of time before the beauty and wellness industry realized that hyper-gender marketing meant that men were not being encouraged to do so.
But as my colleagueReportedly more men are, well, beginning to see the benefits of wellness, and brands are evolving to meet them. (See: Pharrell Williams’ new skin care line, developed with his dermatologist, .)
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California Today is edited by Julie Bloom, who grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from UC Berkeley.