California Gov. Gavin Newsom: “This Pandemic Will NEVER End under My Watch”

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Gov. Newsom says pandemic is never ending in California

Governor Gavin Newsom warned on Thursday that California will never recognize the end of the pandemic as long as he’s in charge.

Newsom used an acronym to best describe his shift to being in a permanent state of crisis: SMARTER: Shots, Masks, Awareness, Readiness, Testing, Education and Rx (prescriptions).

“This disease is not going away,” he told reporters. “It’s not the end of the quote, unquote, war.” reports: Newsom will also keep many of his executive emergency orders in place (shocker).

“This pandemic won’t have a defined end. There’s no finish line,” Newsom said during a press conference on Thursday.

Newsom’s approach in a few bullet points via KTLA:

  • Transition from reacting to a pandemic to living with it
  • Keeping schools and businesses open
  • Testing and quarantine guidance
  • Confront misinformation about Covid and Covid vaccines

KTLA reported:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced the first shift by a state to an “endemic” approach to the coronavirus pandemic that emphasizes prevention and quick reactions to outbreaks over mandates, a milestone nearly two years in the making that harkens to a return to a more normal existence.

Newsom said the approach — which includes pushing back against false claims and other misinformation — means maintaining a wary watchfulness attuned to warning signs of the next deadly new surge or variant.

And there will be no immediate lifting of the dozens of remaining executive emergency orders that have helped run the state since Newsom imposed the nation’s first statewide stay-home order in March 2020.

This pandemic won’t have a defined end. There’s no finish line,” he told the AP. With that in mind, he said his administration tried to craft “a plan that allows us to be prepared without being paranoid and more alert to what’s happening around us without being anxious.”

Living with COVID-19 under Newsom’s plan means boosting the state’s surveillance, including increased monitoring of virus remnants in wastewater to watch for the first signs of a surge. Masks won’t be required but will be encouraged in many settings.

If a higher level of the virus is detected, health officials will analyze its genotype to determine if it is a new variant. If so, state and federal officials have a goal to within 30 days determine if it responds to existing tests, treatments and immunities from vaccines or prior infections.

The plan sets specific goals, such as stockpiling 75 million masks, ramping up to 200,000 vaccinations and 500,000 tests a day, and adding 3,000 medical workers within three weeks in surge areas through ongoing contracts with national registry companies.



    • I think you are exactly right! I remember when he was mayor of San Francisco and I still lived in Calif. I woke up one morning and he was performing same sex marriages BEFORE Supreme Court OKd it. He was performing ILLEGAL marriage ceremonies doing whatever he wanted to without passing any laws. Gay marriage isn’t the point here, it’s about the fact that he took the law into his own hands and didn’t do it lawfully. He got away with it and nothing was done to him. That was close to 20 yrs ago and he’s still doing the same thing. He thinks he is king.

  1. I guess the celebs and politicians at the Super Bowl this past weekend did not get that memo Gavin. The elite looked like they were having the time of their lives mask free with zero social distancing. But the plebs clearly had strict rules in place to make sure they obeyed. Rules for thee, not for me in full effect.

    • I’m from California and lived there almost all my life, since 1954. I remember when it was a totally red state and was #1 in every category such as education, quality of life, etc. Now it’s #1 in stupidity, tyranny and lunacy. One of the main reasons I left was Gruesome Newsom and his tyrannical lockdowns, also the idiot libs who refuse to see how corrupt their govt is, also calif has highest taxes/fees in the country. Now I’m in the South in a red state and actually am able to save thousands of dollars every year and am much happier. Newsom belongs in prison.

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