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California snags sixth in vaccinations worldwide

This is hot off the press! A big piece of really good news from California today. The Golden State came in 6th place today in a global ranking of vaccine administrations. Here is the complete listing of that super six:

  1. The United States
  2. China
  3. The European Union
  4. The United Kingdom
  5. India
  6. California

Yes, with 20% of our 16+ population receiving at least one dose and more than 10.6 million vaccinations total, California is right up there with some of the most populous nations on earth. Let’s not forget to note that the 1-5 slots are countries. Lol. An often forgotten fact is that California, in terms of gross product, is the 5th largest economy in the world.

Way to go California!

Gavin Newsom signs $600 stimulus package

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a comprehensive legislative package to provide urgently needed relief for individuals, families and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship due to COVID-19. This will include $600 one-time payments to low-income individuals and households and four times the available amount of relief for small businesses. Here is the 30-minute official video clip of the live signing earlier today.

With the GOP recall effort hard at work in the shadows the great state of California, with money pouring in from outside of the state, us Democrats are hard at work helping everyday people. This bill will pour $10B of direct funds and small business grants (not loans) into our pockets and bank accounts.

For information on California’s response to COVID-19, visit covid19.ca.gov.