According to the report, Newsom said that the broader state-level stimulus package, which he hopes to roll out in May and is discussing with legislators, will have "some economic stimulus strategies at a state level, not just waiting for the federal government to do that for us". The state is securing thousands of beds in alternate care facilities, protecting the homeless, purchasing critical medical equipment and launching new programs like the Health Corps to recruit health care professionals. At the end of the day, they don't have the masks at the national stockpile.
The federal government has provided just 1 million masks from its national stockpile to California, but the governor said there is no animosity toward the Trump administration.
The Democratic governor also said the state is slowly collecting data across California on the racial breakdown of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus. The ventilators will go to NY and other states dealing with a high number of COVID-19 coronavirus patients.
Background: California has shipped hundreds of ventilators to several states experiencing hot spots of the novel coronavirus, including NY and New Jersey, Newsom tweeted on Tuesday.
"Californians care deeply about undocumented residents in this state", Newsom reportedly added.
"We have a team of people working on this 24/7", Newsom said.
In terms of COVID-19 deaths, the state has numbers on 39 percent of those who have died, and 43 percent have been white, 29 percent Latino, 16 percent Asian, 5 percent other, 3 percent black, 2 percent multiracial, 1 percent Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 0.6 percent American Indian or Alaska Native.
These findings align with California´s population, but only approximately a third of confirmed positive patients have been analyzed, and the state´s testing capacity is significantly lacking. If you believe in what we do and support our mission, please donate today.