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California Lifts Stay-At-Home Orders As The State Struggles To Speed Up Vaccinations

On this edition of Your Call, we'll find out why California has lifted its stay-at-home orders despite having one of the nation’s worst vaccine rollouts. Just 55 percent of the 4.7 million doses the state has received have been used so far.

Older Californians say they’re waiting on hold with their providers for hours to get an appointment — some say they haven’t heard from their providers at all. California officials also announced plans to prioritize the vaccine rollout by age, not occupation. What will it take to allocate more doses at the local level and prevent another statewide surge? What questions do you have about California’s vaccine rollout?

 

Guests:

 

Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease physician and professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco

 

Anna Maria Barry-Jester, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News and California Healthline covering public health

 

Web Resources:
 
Sign up to get notified when it’s your turn for the COVID vaccine in SF

 

Vaccine availability in California: Vaccinate CA

 

LA Times, Taryn Luna, Soumya Karlamangla, Rong-Gong Lin II, Hannah Fry: Newsom’s abrupt COVID-19 reopening brings high risks for California, but also potential economic rewards 

Mission Local, Annika Hom: Major San Francisco reopening, as governor eases Covid-19 restrictions 

Kaiser Health News: Why Even Presidential Pressure Might Not Get More Vaccine to Market Faster

Kaiser Health News, Anna Barry-Jester: California Counties ‘Flying the Plane as We Build It’ in a Plodding Vaccine Rollout