World news – Essential California: More vaccine doses to follow

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Good morning and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, March 3rd, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.

Let’s start with the good news. More vaccines are coming and much faster than expected.

President Biden said Tuesday that the US would have enough COVID-19 vaccines by the end of May to vaccinate every American adult two months earlier than expected / p> [Read story: « Biden Says US Will Have Vaccines Faster, Teacher Prioritized » in Los Angeles Times]

As reported by my DC colleague Chris Megerian, the announcement came when officials of the Biden administrations warned that the decline in coronavirus cases appears to have stalled – a broader indication of the same plateau of cases that Governor Gavin Newsom warned about Monday in California.

First, some background information: Not all drug giants have successfully completed the COVID-19 vaccine race. Merck, the country’s second largest vaccine maker, dropped out in January after both vaccine candidates performed poorly in clinical trials. At this point, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were already approved for emergency use. Johnson & Johnson came out on the field over the weekend when his vaccine was approved for vaccination. In an unusual partnership, Merck will now help manufacture the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in order to increase the supply faster.

But even if our future, which offers enough vaccine for all recipients, is only a few centimeters closer to reality , scarcity and fairness in the sales process remain important issues in the short term. As my colleagues Ron Lin and Luke Money report, new data continues to show that areas in Los Angeles County hardest hit by the pandemic have low COVID-19 vaccination rates, while wealthier communities that have been relatively spared have plenty have higher vaccination rates.

The Mercury News reported Tuesday that Sutter Health, a major healthcare provider serving the greater Bay Area and parts of the Central Valley, may have to cancel or postpone 90,000 vaccine appointments due to a supply shortage.

A fatal crash near the US-Mexico border: At least 13 people were killed and several others injured in a collision Tuesday morning between a large rig and an SUV carrying more than two dozen people in Imperial County. A spokesman for the California Highway Patrol’s El Centro office said the 1997 burgundy Ford Expedition, built for no more than eight people, contained 25 people. Much was unclear about the circumstances of the collision until Tuesday evening. Los Angeles Times

More parts of California will be able to reopen their economies this week, both amid growing optimism as the latest wave of coronavirus continues to decline, and growing concern that new variants of the virus will hit it Could jeopardize progress. Indoor dining is allowed to resume in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and a number of other areas. Los Angeles Times

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In a rare move, LA City Council voted to overturned a veto on Mayor Eric Garcetti, and then passed a more detailed proposal that seems closer to Garcetti’s vision of how to allocate cut funding from the LAPD to support color communities. Los Angeles Times

Some of Hollywood’s most influential showrunners spoke to The Times about their entry into the business, the changing television landscape, their writing process, and more. Los Angeles Times

President Biden withdrew the appointment of longtime Democratic political advisor and prolific tweeter Neera Tanden as his budget director, an affirmation that she could not win the 50 Senate votes required for affirmation. Los Angeles Times

[See also: « Neera Tanden’s Confirmation Bout is Post-Trump Washington’s First Morale Game » in the Los Angeles Times]

California is failing, according to a new report commissioned by Newsom on many of his workers. According to the report, California has the highest poverty rate in the country at 17.2% when you factor in the cost of living. Since 2012, wages in the state have increased by 14%, while house prices have increased by 68%. Los Angeles Times

Hate crimes against Asian Americans increased in LA in 2020, reflecting a national trend and causing concern among police and local advocacy groups. Los Angeles Times

This year is likely to be critically dry for California, state officials said. Los Angeles Times

An Asian-American family in Orange County was molested. Now her neighbors are on guard in a nightly security detail. Los Angeles Times

Could Steph Curry finally own the Warriors’ new WNBA franchise? « I don’t have a specific plan, but I’ve been following a lot of conversations and some ways past players have taken advantage of those opportunities, » said Curry. San Francisco Chronicle

The L.A. Times Book Club will welcome Viet Thanh Nguyen on March 10th. Here’s what to expect from his new novel, The Committed – a sequel to his Pulitzer Prize winning book The Sympathizer. Los Angeles Times

Bay Area bakers can’t make Basque cheesecakes fast enough: Basuku, Oakland’s have become one of the pandemic’s biggest hits, and other bakers are following suit. San Francisco Chronicle

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Los Angeles: will likely rain, 59th. San Diego: rain, 61. San Francisco: partly sunny, 55. San Jose: partly sunny, 66. Fresno: cloudy, 66. Sacramento: partly sunny, 70.

I was in class on October 5th, 1959 at Lincoln High when I was called to the boys’ assistant headmaster’s office. What have I done? Classmates started giggling, guessing I was in hot water. As I walked down the hall to the office, I began to worry that something bad might have happened to Mom or Dad. In the office I saw my father standing next to Mr. Tunney who said, « Your father has a World Series ticket for you. » Hallelujah! I sat behind the left screen indulging when my Dodgers hero Gil Hodges met game-winning Homer to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4.

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Please let us know what we can do to make this newsletter more useful to you. Send comments, complaints, ideas, and unrelated book recommendations to Julia Wick. Follow her on Twitter @Sherlyholmes.

Julia Wick is the Essential California newsletter writer and Metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

California

L.A., O.C. could open economies significantly again in weeks. The following must happen:

California

L.A., O.C. could open economies significantly again in weeks. The following must happen:

The Los Angeles and Orange counties may move to the red row soon, allowing some personal school and more indoor business activities to resume.

California

LA for much needed rain and some snow in the mountains

California

LA for much needed rain and some snow in the mountains

A storm system brewed offshore is expected to intensify clouds during the morning and spray parts of LA County with rain by the afternoon.

California

Most white areas received more business PPP loans than Latino areas, according to a UCLA study

California

Most white areas received more business PPP loans than Latino areas, according to a UCLA study

The differences arose because the loans from major banks were based on availability, according to the researchers.

politics

Column: After Nancy Pelosi, who? San Francisco is playing a guessing game

politics

Column: After Nancy Pelosi, who? San Francisco is playing a guessing game

politics

Democrats agree to narrow down who receives 1,400 checks on the COVID-19 auxiliary bill

politics

Democrats agree to narrow down who receives 1,400 checks on the COVID-19 auxiliary bill

The Senate version of the pandemic-related aid package is starting a race to finalize the bill before March 14th.

Movies

Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, explains why Coming to America cast a white actor.

Movies

Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, explains why Coming to America cast a white actor.

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall told Jimmy Kimmel that Paramount forced them to cast Louie Anderson in their 1988 comedy classic, « Coming to America ».

Entertainment & Arts

Chris D’Elia faces a child pornography lawsuit from a woman who says he had sex with her when he was 17

Entertainment & Arts

Chris D’Elia faces a child pornography lawsuit from a woman who says he had sex with her when he was 17

Chris D’Elia, who just looked into sexual misconduct that came to light in July, is being sued by a woman who says he sought pictures and sex of her when he was 17.

World & nation

QAnon and conspiracy theories prevail in the churches. Pastors fight back

World & nation

QAnon and conspiracy theories prevail in the churches. Pastors fight back

The January 6th attack on the Capitol has forced many pastors across the country to speak out on their struggles against the spread of misinformation, conspiracy theories and QAnon beliefs in their churches.

politics

House Democrats propose payments of $ 1,400 in the first draft of the COVID-19 Relief Act

politics

House Democrats propose payments of $ 1,400 in the first draft of the COVID-19 Relief Act

Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee propose additional direct payments of $ 1,400 to individuals and increased unemployment.

Ref: https://www.latimes.com

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