Why California’s Vaccine Rollout Has Been So Slow

A person from inside SF General hospital watches as Mayor London Breed speaks during a press conference to announce that vaccinations for COVID-19 have begun at SF General Hospital in San Francisco, California on Tuesday, December, 15,2020. (Gabrielle Lurie/Pool Photographer)

On Monday, California’s COVID-19 death toll reached 30,000. Gov. Gavin Newsom and health officials are relying on mass vaccinations to slow the spread, but there’s a lot of reason to believe accomplishing that will be hard. A majority of California is under stay at home orders until things get better, but the first phase of the rollout has already been slower than some hoped.

Guest: Barbara Feder Ostrov, Contributing Writer for CalMatters


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