Published On: Wed, Jul 21st, 2021

Newsom Again Pushes COVID Shots, But No Vaccine Passports Planned

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LONG BEACH, Calif.—While saying California has one of the best COVID-19 vaccination rates in the country, Gov. Gavin Newsom said July 21 the rate remains too low, and he blamed “right-wing” pundits for spreading misinformation and contributing to vaccine hesitancy. He also insisted the state has no plans to institute a “vaccine passport” system, again calling such a program unnecessary if more people get the shots. But he left the door open for possible new statewide health restrictions if cases continue spiking and hospital space becomes threatened. “We are not ideological,” he said during an appearance in Long Beach. “… I’ll maintain that today as it relates to any subsequent decisions on the basis of epidemiology, on the basis of science, on the basis of the status of our health-care delivery system.” Newsom said 76.6 percent of California adults have received at least one dose, and about 75 percent of …

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