As Covid-19 cases are dropping globally, California introduces a plan that will promote vaccines, stockpile medical supplies, and combat misinformation about the virus.
At beginning of February, officers reported 16. Three million new infections globally, an 18.2 % drop from the prior week, in line with WHO figures. Deaths, although, inched larger in the identical interval, to above 73,000, a rise of 0.5 % from the earlier week.
California has chosen a strong way to deal with COVID-19, it agrees that the coronavirus may not go away completely so soon but it believes that laying out a plan to manage and live with it can help.
On Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the first shift by a state to an “endemic” approach to the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus will be treated as a manageable risk, marking a new phase of its pandemic response as officials look to reach a level of normalcy.
Newsom said that everyone has started to understand what was not understood at the beginning of this crisis, that there’s no end, that there’s not a moment where we declare victory.
“This disease is not going away,” he told The Associated Press in advance of his formal announcement. “It’s not the end of the quote, unquote, war.”
His administration has devised an easy-to-remember acronym for the new strategy: SMARTER, which stands for Shots, Masks, Awareness, Readiness, Testing, Education, and Rx, the last of which refers to prescription medications for COVID-19.
California ended indoor mask requirements for vaccinated people Wednesday and will announce Feb. 28 how long the mandate for schools will remain in place.
He said that “People are looking forward to turning the page”.
Then he added that people also need to know that the government has their back.