On Wednesday, Governor Newsom announced that hospitals can resume essential surgery. The state had imposed delays on non-emergency surgeries and elective procedures in light of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll hear how the moratorium has affected patients and hospitals and what the governor’s announcement will mean for them.
Governor Newsom Allows Hospitals to Resume Non-Essential Surgery
Medical personnel in facemasks are seen outside a hospital in Burbank, California on April 7, 2020. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)
April Dembosky, health correspondent, KQED
Alyssa Burgart, anesthesiologist and bioethicist, Stanford Health Care
Dr. Stephen Parodi, national infectious disease leader, Kaiser Permanente