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Feeling The Recall Heat, Newsom Sets Date For Opening Up

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state will reopen its economy and begin to plan for lives post-pandemic by June 15.

“With more than 20 million vaccines administered across the state, it is time to turn the page on our tier system and begin looking to fully reopen California’s economy,” Newsom said in a Tuesday statement, per CNBC.

Newsom said the state can begin to plan for life post-pandemic, keeping certain precautions in place.

“We will need to remain vigilant and continue the practices that got us here — wearing masks and getting vaccinated — but the light at the end of this tunnel has never been brighter,” Newsom said.

Newsom’s announcement comes as federal health officials warn that Americans should still continue to wear a mask, keep physical distance and get vaccinated.

“Please continue to hang in there and to continue to do the things that we know prevent the spread of the virus,” White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Monday. “If we all continue to wear a well-fitting mask, physically distance, and get vaccinated, America can and will get out of this pandemic.” 

Fauci reminded everyone the quickest way to end the pandemic is by working together and by getting vaccinated as soon as possible.

“We saw some substantial surges in the summer,” he said. “I don’t think we should even think about relying on the weather to bail us out of anything we’re in right now.”

Fauci also said Monday that Americans should continue to get both doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, despite a recent study that suggests only one dose may be enough.

Written by Megan Turner

Meg is in her last semester at the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged.

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  1. Just like Kemp doesn’t get a pass for screwing up the election…Newsom doesn’t get a pass for shutting down California and then opening it back up again when the heat got hot.

  2. This is a coordinated ploy by Pelosi, Harris and Newsome to lull their uneducated, uninformed sheeple and weak minded, on the fence Independents to keep him in office….open up California, then snatch the freedom away again once the recall fails.

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