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California Reaches 80% One Dose Rate of COVID Vaccination

Governor Newsom credits state mandates, vaccine verifications for jump in rate

By Evan Symon, September 1, 2021 6:17 am

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday that California has now surpassed the 80% mark of eligible Californians aged 12 and up receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Speaking at a vaccination clinic in Oakland, Newsom contributed the rapidly growing number of Californians being vaccinated to the numerous vaccination mandates passed during the last few months, including both local and statewide mandates for state workers, health care workers, teachers and school staff, college students, and several other professions. Compared to mid-July, the mandates have caused a 44.7% increase in the number of vaccinations administered, including 643,000 in the last week alone. California’s 80% one dose rate is also now higher compared to the rest of the country which, according to the CDC, sits at roughly 72% for those 12 and up.

“Getting vaccinated is the key to protecting against COVID-19 and the faster-spreading Delta variant – it’s how we end this thing.” said Governor Newsom on Tuesday. “California has put more shots in arms than any other state. We’ve made incredible progress vaccinating our population in a remarkably short amount of time, and our work continues to close the gap in our most impacted communities.”

While the news of California’s growing vaccination rate was generally positively received on Tuesday, many political experts noted that the timing of Newsom’s announcement, as well as his more extensive media outreach for recent announcements, have been in part to help him defeat the recall.

“It’s not to say that the state reaching an 80% vaccination isn’t big. It is,” noted former lobbyist Harry Schultz to the Globe on Tuesday. “It’s more to do with the timing. And, all incumbents do this. Right before an election they trot out their successes or give out tax breaks or something else positive to help sway voters minds. In the last few months Newsom has had big announcements with extending the rent moratorium and new grants for businesses. And look, this week he had the vaccination increase and stimulus payments going out.

“And this, plus a lot of ad buys about the recall, have been swinging thing more his way. Earlier this month, Newsom was barely ahead in the recall. Now look – he has about a 6 point lead now. Today’s announcement, while news-worthy, was also kind of hyped up more than usual and put on more of a positive spin. Newsom is using everything in his arsenal right now, and if that includes making everything he does seem as positive as possible, he’ll do it.

“The election is still close, so any more announcements like these in the next two weeks, expect them to be spun and made very positive the same way.”

With mandate ‘vaccinate by’ dates quickly approaching for many, and new mandates likely to be put in place soon, such as one requiring vaccinations for all LA students above the age of 12, vaccination rates are expected to climb even higher in September.

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20 thoughts on “California Reaches 80% One Dose Rate of COVID Vaccination

  1. According to the Governor’s and state’s own phony requirements that’s herd immunity. So now its’ time, and let’s go ahead, and drop all the B.S. and completely open up the state for business!

    1. 💯💯👏👏. But he won’t 😭😭 he always just ups the bar. He’ll be like “no 80% need to be fully vaxxed” or “80% of the entire population, not just over 12” “let’s go for zero Covid!!” Nothing is good enough for him because he wants to keep his state of emergency powers. He needs to focus on the drought and fires, California’s real threats!

      1. Remember this has gone on for EIGHTEEN + MONTHS and, and as you point out, he has still retained his Emergency Powers, which he is using for this and this only! Outrageous and unnecessary, an abuse of power. As you know……

    1. Oh that’s interesting Martha —- do you think he is pumping up the vax percentage as a way of further “intimidating” people to get vaccinated? Could be….

    2. I agree! It was just a few days ago that California hospitals were overrun by Covid victims. Miraculously it’s gone down just within two days. That means we don’t have to get vaccinated then.

  2. Of course he would self congratulate on his act of tyranny!
    If only the “vaccines” were just that , vaccines that PREVENT and stop TRANSMISSION of the virus. As the evidence comes out of Israel , Iceland and the UK are showing ,the vaccinated are contracting and spreading the virus at the same rates as the unvaccinated.

    The new talking point of his technocrat supporters, is that he is stopping the pandemic and must be kept in office to end COVID. As ShowandTell stated let’s end the bullsh*t.

    https://www.science.org/news/2021/08/grim-warning-israel-vaccination-blunts-does-not-defeat-delta
    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.07.29.21261317v1.full.pdf

    1. Thanks Cali Girl, great info at the links.
      What’s he up to? HE said it, HE has to live with it.
      Ideally he’ll be living with it in MONTANA after being Recalled as Gov.
      And we can start to recover from his reign of abuse here in California.
      We’ll see…….

  3. Stop AB455 9/8/21 10:00am Sacramento Capitol. This has nothing to do with a health concern, this is 100% about control of our country. The injections are just the beginning. Soros does not want to lose his puppet: “Soros Donates $500,000 To Stop California’s Recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom” “We need TO STAND together in solidarity for the right to REFUSE to be inoculated with a ” vaccine ” that is EXPERIMENTAL and that of which has injured and/ or killed thousands of people and not be threatened to be terminated from our jobs. The more people REFUSE another useless jab, we keep the power. WAKE UP America they are slowly taking your human rights away”

    1. Hope you’ll see a lot of people there for this rally in Sacramento. Even though the gut-and-amend bills appear to be dead for this session, the anti-COVID-vax message needs to be heard and seen publicly. Plus these events are great networking opportunities for the like-minded!

  4. Kevin Kiley @KevinKileyCA
    Aug30
    I’ve just received word that the vaccine passport bill, AB 455, is dead for the year.

    Our victory over AB 455 will be short-lived if we don’t keep up the pressure and elect a Governor who understands the Constitution is more than a piece of paper.

  5. “And this, plus a lot of ad buys about the recall, have been swinging thing more his way. Earlier this month, Newsom was barely ahead in the recall. Now look – he has about a 6 point lead now. ….”

    I would be very cautious about interpreting the polling data. First of all, I would look ONLY at the pollsters who are rated A or A- and ignore the rest. If you do that and average the poll results for Trafalgar Group, Emerson College and SurveyUSA for March through August, the result is this: KEEP=47% and REMOVE=43%.

    1. With 13 days to go until election day, 21% of the ballots mailed have been returned. Lower turnout continues for Latinos(13%) and the 18-34 Age group (10%) – Democrat party strengths. The trend line for Democrat ballots returned has a negative slope (decreasing); whereas Republican and Independent returns have positive trend line slopes (increasing). If this continues Newsom will have to try and play his final card (the Joker); aka fraud.

  6. Thanks Cali Girl, great info at the links.
    What’s he up to? HE said it, HE has to live with it.
    Ideally he’ll be living with it in MONTANA after being Recalled as Gov.
    And we can start to recover from his reign of abuse here in California.
    We’ll see…….

  7. If this is true we should expect a really bad winter flu/cold season because the “jab” devastates your immune system leaving you open to any disease going around. The more shots the worse the damage.

  8. Comrades. The same threats, the same confusion, similar screwups starting to boil up in schools as when few were vaxed back in the uncharted days…..

    Things aren’t going well, aegain.

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