Governor Newsom announced this week that California will not distribute a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine without putting it under the state’s scrutiny first. He created a scientific review committee to help with the process.
Dr. Arthur Reingold is the head of the Epidemiology Division at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. And he’s the chair of this new vaccine committee.
Governor Newsom spoke this morning of the importance of multi-state collaboration in responding to COVID-19. He said that he had just completed a call between President Trump and all 50 state governors.
Pacific Gas and Electric has five months to get itself out of bankruptcy. The utility has to come up with a plan by June 30 if it wants to pull any money from a fund that would help it pay for future wildfire costs. Steven Weissman, who teaches Energy and Public Policy at UC Berkeley shares his predictions for the future of PG&E.