California is reporting rampant surges of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Interestingly enough, the mask mandates, restrictions on gatherings, and shutdowns are not blocking these case increases from happening.
With 40 million residents, California is the most populous state in America. The massive population size comes with its natural benefits and drawbacks; however, the presence of COVID-19 appears to be exacerbating the latter.
Newsmax is now reporting that California is in dire need of more healthcare workers as the state battles against the infamous COVID-19.
The High Demand for More Healthcare Workers
The Golden State is struggling to produce enough healthcare workers to oversee beds for intensive care, the needs of patients, etc.
According to Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, his state is suffering from virus surges across the board. As many Californians seek to recall Newsom, he’s alleging that his state is reaching out to international allies for assistance.
110,300 of the Moderna #COVID19 vaccine arrived today in CA.
CA is expecting 672,600 doses to arrive throughout the week.
While we wait for mass distribution in the coming months—we have to take this disease seriously.
Please continue to be safe, stay home, and wear a mask. pic.twitter.com/uMq6LKmfuH
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) December 21, 2020
In prior situations, California managed to benefit from the services of staffing agencies; although, in light of the rampant coronavirus cases throughout the state, staffing agencies don’t have healthcare workers to spare. This will continue to be more and more of an issue, particularly if COVID-19 cases keep growing.
Vaccine Distribution in California
According to Newsom, California has received more than 110,000 new batches of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The distribution of this vaccine is something that many leaders are saying will reduce the spread of this virus and get the “pandemic” under control; however, recent reports of intense allergic reactions to the coronavirus vaccine have caused problems and increased reservations from the general public.
Since Day 1, @Ann_OLeary has been my right hand — helping build a diverse team and lead us through many crises. From wildfires to pandemics, she has served CA with her all and kept focus on making life better for everyone that calls this state home.
Thank you, Ann! pic.twitter.com/3skZh7bFQI
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) December 22, 2020
As the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed to Californians, time will tell whether or not this cuts back on the spread of cases. Whether or not residents of the Golden State suffer allergic reactions from the vaccine (as other Americans have) also remains to be seen.
Healthcare workers across the nation are expected to receive the vaccine for coronavirus very soon. Since these staffers come into direct contact with COVID-19 patients, the vaccine is designed to provide an extra layer of protection.
To increase trust and confidence in the vaccine for coronavirus, multiple politicians on both the left-wing and right-wing have been publicly vaccinated.
What do you think about California’s shortage of healthcare workers? Will the arrival of the coronavirus vaccine cause cases to decrease? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments section below.