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Governor Gavin Newsom speaking with attendees at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, June 1, 2019. (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Two Years in, Gov. Newsom Announces Another $2.7 Billion COVID-19 Emergency Response Package

COVID is ‘Big Business’ in California

By Katy Grimes, January 8, 2022 7:22 pm

“Today, Governor Newsom’s Administration unveiled a proposed $2.7 billion COVID-19 Emergency Response Package – including a $1.4 billion emergency appropriation request – to bolster testing capacity, accelerate vaccination and booster efforts, support frontline workers, strengthen the health care system and battle misinformation,” his press release states.

How exactly does the Governor and his Administration plan to “battle misinformation” when they are at the root of most of it?

California is more than two years into the COVID “pandemic” so that “emergency response” might have meant something two years ago. At this point, with most states in the country fully open, with the exception of Democrat dominated states with Democrat governors, this “emergency response” is hyperbole – very expensive hyperbole.

How is Gov. Newsom planning on spending this $2.7 Billion COVID-19 Emergency Response?

  • $1.2 BILLION: BOLSTER TESTING
  • $583 MILLION: GET MORE CALIFORNIANS VACCINATED & BOOSTED, COMBAT MISINFORMATION
  • $614 MILLION: SUPPORT OUR FRONTLINE WORKERS AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
  • $200 MILLION: SUPPORT STATE RESPONSE OPERATIONS
  • $110 MILLION: SUPPORT VULNERABLE POPULATIONS AND BOLSTER CONTACT TRACING EFFORTS

What does most of that even mean? “Support state response operations?” What?

As for “combatting misinformation,” the governor’s press release says:

  • Continue the “Vaccinate all 58” public education campaign to provide reliable information and build vaccine confidence while combating misinformation, all of which is in partnership with 250 ethnic media outlets. (emphasis ours) (Are they giving grants to these 250 ethnic media outlets, or running public service announcements?)
  • Continue a robust community outreach and direct appointment assistance campaign by conducting door-to-door canvassing, phone banking and texting with over 700 CBOs and community partners in partnership with philanthropy. (State grants going to non-profits?)
  • In-home vaccination and testing programs to meet Californians where they’re at.
  • Provide free transportation to vaccination appointments throughout the state to help get more Californians vaccinated and boosted.

COVID is Big Business in California.

“Health care leaders applauded Governor Newsom’s proposed action to protect Californians and expand efforts to combat this pandemic,” the press statement said. Of course they did – they stand to benefit from the $2.7 billion in the latest “emergency response” spending.

December 1, 2021, Gov. Newsom said the Omicron variant would not spark lockdowns: “Look, I’m confident if we continue to do what we’ve done, which is continue to be in the top 10 in terms of the lowest case rates and on the highest vaccination rates, on the lowest positivity rate, that won’t be an issue,” he said during a visit to Merced County in the Central Valley to promote vaccinations and booster shots, NBC Bay Area reported.

But schools are closing again, teachers are holding sickouts and moving to online learning again. Congress distributed $123 billion to schools across the country last year for COVID preparedness. Now the same schools and teachers unions are claiming they can’t operate safely? Where exactly did that money go?

Restaurants are closing. Professional sports are cancelling games. Even the State Senate is going to meet remotely again. Masks are mandatory once again indoors. School kids are being forced to wear them outdoors, even though CNN medical analyst, Washington Post columnist, and former president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen said, “cloth masks are little more than face decoration.” She’s now calling for everyone to wear N95 masks. However, she’s the same doctor who said the unvaccinated should not be allowed to leave their homes.

“The arrival of the omicron variant has led some politicians and public health grandees to call for a return to business closures and ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdowns,” Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, and professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, recently wrote for the Daily Mail. “My message is this: we can’t stop the spread of COVID, but we can end the pandemic. On the coasts, in California and New York, elected officials are renewing mask requirements for all – regardless of health or vaccination status.”

“The end of the pandemic is primarily a social and political decision,” Bhattacharya said. “Since we have no technology to eradicate the virus, we must learn to live with it. The fear-based lockdown policies of the past two years are no template for a healthy society.”

“The good news is that with the new and effective technologies available and the focused protection ideas outlined in the Great Barrington Declaration, we can end the pandemic if only we can muster the courage and political will to do so,” he said.

Is this just more fear porn coming from the Newsom administration, repeated by the state media, designed to keep the state’s residents fearful and compliant, prolonging the Governor’s State of Emergency? Spending billions more on testing and targeting communities door-to-door is evidence.

Here are the hospitalizations right now in California – out of a population of nearly 40 million, the California Department of Public Health claims 8,600 patients are in the hospital with COVID. But there is no differentiation between “with” COVID, and in the hospital “from” COVID.

CDPH COVID data, 1/8/2022. (Photo: cdph.ca.gov)

There were no COVID deaths in California January 5, 2022.

CDPH deaths COVID. (Photo: cdph.ca.gov)

“From day one, California has taken swift and direct action to battle COVID-19 with policies that have saved tens of thousands of lives, but there’s more work to be done,” said Governor Newsom. “Our proposed COVID-19 Emergency Response Package will support our testing capacity, accelerate vaccination and booster efforts, support frontline workers and health care systems and battle misinformation, with a focus on the hardest-hit communities.”

This statement could have been written in March 2020.

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23 thoughts on “Two Years in, Gov. Newsom Announces Another $2.7 Billion COVID-19 Emergency Response Package

  1. Great, another slush fund proposal. Is anyone keeping count?
    Obviously this is outrageous, ridiculous, galling, but we’re used to this stuff by now, aren’t we?
    Unfortunately for the wannabe dictators led by Gov Gav, even in California Joe Biden and his destructive nonsense is tanking. EVEN IN CALIFORNIA. So it looks like the identical B.S. proposed in our state, the “need” for which is speedily crashing and burning out of favor, is not going to fly for the CA governor and his gang either.
    Guess we’ll see.

  2. This is pathological.
    How about we stop funding it and testing for it and voila it will go away and people will just have colds and the flu like normal.
    Normal is the last thing the governor wants since the minute the state of emergency goes away so does his ability to govern like a despot.

  3. 2.7 billion, in our face being spent to keep conning the target population because they are waking up and returning to their own abilities to think critically and independently of others. This is all over with soon. Basic non angry debate are returning. Covid is over and covid is boring. People are sick of it. “Question Authority” is making a comeback. “Think for yourself, others can be wrong” is seeping in. To this minute, nobody has any evidence that what we see under an electron microscope and call a “virus” is contagious nd this is being talked about.
    It is the basis for their fear pushing and upsets their entire depopulation jab push. This lunacy has to stop and is stopping-soon. Too many people are waking up and this is all it takes. No shots fired, just all of us-together- not taking the division bait and realizing the psy-op going on and the liars lying to us. Us-together, united -a very intimidating force-we out number these psychopaths who have no imagination and are just boring “rich” puppets with a limited thinking capacity and tremendous fear of us and our questions and real debate.
    “Imagination is the source of possibilities which don’t yet exist, but could.
    Imagination makes the as-yet unborn future real.
    Imagination doesn’t feel hemmed in by what already exists.
    A person, inspired by his own imagination, looks beyond his own present circumstances to inventing a larger future.
    Imagination doesn’t ask for lengthy explanations. It just asks for a vision based on the desire for a great adventure.
    The present becomes a platform from which to change reality.
    Imagination says, “I understand you’re looking for different circumstances, and also looking for a different scope of operation. All that is possible.”
    The individual has the capacity to re-energize his life by inventing a new future, and imagination is the key.
    The permanence of the “ongoing stage play” and a person’s enduring role in it is an illusion.
    Imagination proves that and proves that the beginning of liberation is just a moment away.” Jon Rappoport

    1. Notice how all of Herr Schwab’s “Young Leaders” are the ones making the most out of extending and expanding the medical tyranny and fear-mongering going???
      Newsom, the gal in New Zealand and the guy in Australia… just go look at the current “class” and look who they work for… BlackRock, a handful of global pharma companies, major “consulting” companies, etc….
      Herr Schwab is “Dr. Evil” in real life…

  4. No good has ever come from the $$$ already given him… stall the request 2 weeks and this is over.
    Then “Open the books” and see what’s really going on. Has anyone seen Newsom (in person) in the last couple of weeks?

  5. Former FEMA Whistleblower, Celeste Solum – PCR test is inserting nanites (nanobots)with bioweapons payload for the brain, while at the same time harvesting DNA. Inserted straight to the nasopharynx, behind nose and forehead where your eyes are. It’s a blood brain barrier next to pineal gland ‘knocking out peoples senses, intuition, and cognitive ability to see what they are doing to us’

  6. The typical Newsom haters are here spewing out their hate and incomprehensible gibberish.
    At least they all know how the rest of us felt when Trump was president. It was embarrassing, agonizing, and painful.

    Newsom’s decision to allocate more emergency funding is the correct decision. The pandemic is raging with no end in sight. The extra funds, which is NOT a slush fund, will provide relief to many who are still suffering the effects of the pandemic.

    1. How many billions has he already “spent” to try and stop COVID and yet it continues..?? COVID is not the end all be all you’re always crying about. The CDC just announced that over 75% of those who died, supposedly by COVID, had at least four comorbities so, they had a lot of health issues beside COVID.

      Let Omicron continue to get herd immunity since we now know that being vaccinated and boosted does NOT stop you from getting COVID.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/05/briefing/omicron-risk-milder-pandemic.html

      And don’t even start talking about masks as most of the masks people wear, as confirmed by the CDC, don’t stop the transmission of COVID.

      Start bringing actual data rather than your rants…!!!

        1. Again, another useless comment by the “Globe Troll”..!!

          Can’t respond to my post that states facts, so you have to get negative with the others.

          As your dear old Uncle Joe says “Come on Man”..!!

    2. W66692 you are DANGEROUSLY uninformed. You don’t have one clue about what sane, non-brainwashed epidemiologists have always said about viruses; i.e., they weaken as they mutate. We are seeing the evidence of it now with so-called omicron: A significantly weakened virus that is more contagious. And the next variant that your fear-mongering power-mad party throws out there will be weakened even more.

      Because you are a Newsom acolyte, your panic (“the pandemic is ranging with no end in sight”) is not surprising. But if you are not joking (which I often suspect you are), you really need to get up to speed —- for your own sake. If you don’t, and if you are serious, your own panic and fear is going to hurt you much more than all wacky Trump gossip and hearsay that you eagerly gobbled up ever could. Just think, if you had been more stable and sensible you could have avoided all of that agony and pain during the Trump years.

    3. Hi there…. I see you, a leftist troll, piping in all the time over at the Conservative Treehouse. You are a true dullard and a bore.

  7. 68% of Americans have ditched the Covid fear-porn… even CNN is in meltdown that Americans are “Living their lives” instead of chewing their fingernails in fear. Inflation, Southern Border, ending Mandates… I love America!

  8. No doubt hidden within all those billions of dollars are plans by Gov. Newsom and the Democrat cabal for establishing internment camps for the unvaccinated similary to what Washington state appears to be doing under Gov. Inslee and the Democrat cabal in power there? The Democrat party has a lot in common with the Nazis?

  9. EXACTLY! Whats the most unforgivable is his, FEDS, Fauci’s do as I say, NOT as I do! Their collective evil campaign of deliberate, false information, mandating known harmful, deadly outcome protocols to hospitals, from up cycling highly flawed PCR tests producing mass false-positives, to incentivized CV financial admissions, where REMDESIVIR + ventilators are auto-treatments, and issuance of warning letters to DRS nationwide, essentially warning either follow our lock step protocols, regardless, under threat of license revocation including withholding of scientifically proven effective treatments (Ivermectin, Hydroxycloroquine, monoclonal antibodies, H202 trtmts, etc.) ALL Verifiable on internet. The evil goes on & on; not to mention the genomic, DNA, immune destroying protein spikes used in these experimental vaccinations designed to adversely affect the brain & spleen, that also cause a host of other highly reported harmful & deadly outcomes! Going after our children who have the strongest, God given natural immune systems is unforgivable! THESE are criminal mad men with one agenda. No longer a conspiracy theory: genocide 101. Research the 201 Event video, online. Listen to them discuss, prior to CV outbreak, how to create new vaccine incentives for profit…and global depopulation, i.e., KLAUS SCHWAB, DAVOS, NWO. Politicians don’t even try hiding that acronym anymore. All of their depopulation strategies are hidden within Byedone’s BUILD BACK BROKE BILL. under guise of “safer communities, 5G nationwide rollouts & digital ID PASSPORTS, so they can kill or corral, control our every move, just like China’s long suffering enslaved population.
    WHY people contine to support, VOTE FOR THESE EVIL narcissistic totalitarian maniacs defies logic. Wake the hell up ppl!

    LIVE YOUR LIFE. IGNORE THEM. TURN OFF MSM. THATS THEIR POWER CENTER. CONTROL MEDIA, CONTROL THE POPULATION, 101. THE SOONER YOU DO, THE SOONER WE REMOVE THEIR FEAR PORN & COVID. Maybe then we’ll see the flu return…like it used to be. No big.

    Lastly, I’ve lost 3 loved ones in the last yr; one within 2 wks, two the day after jabs. NO coincidence. Avoid testing, vaxx, boosters, hospitals like the plague!
    Learn TRUTH: facts, videos
    ▶️www.vaccineinjury.org
    ▶️Dr. Zelenko, world renowned expert
    ▶️Dr. Stephanie Seneff, PhD, MIT
    ▶️Dr. Mercola
    ▶️Stew Peters

    Unintended Consequences of mRNA Shots – Peter Gyel
    https://peterlegyel.wordpress.com/2021/12/20/unintended-consequences-of-mrna-shots/

    ..for starters.

  10. I didn’t have any expectations concerning that title, but the more I was astonished. The author did a great job. I spent a few minutes reading and checking the facts. Everything is very clear and understandable. I like posts that fill in your knowledge gaps. This one is of the sort.

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