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South African COVID-19 variant found in California, Gov. Newsom says – KCRA Sacramento

Two instances of a COVID-19 variant first found in South Africa have been detected in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom stated on Wednesday. The instances have been detected in Alameda and Santa Clara counties, Newsom stated whereas talking in Fresno County. “The problem of mutations is high of thoughts,” Newsom stated from the location of The Massive Fresno Truthful. Over the weekend, well being officers in South Africa introduced a brief maintain on the rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine after a examine steered it provided “minimal safety” in opposition to mild-to-moderate COVID-19 because of the variant, the College of Oxford stated. That yet-unpublished examine included a comparatively small quantity of people that have been younger and wholesome on the entire. It was not in a position to measure how efficient the vaccine was in opposition to extreme illness, hospitalization or dying.Newsom additionally stated Wednesday that there have been additionally 159 instances of the U.Okay. variant detected within the state and 1,203 instances of the 2 identified West Coast variants. Total, 30 labs throughout the state have achieved genomic sequencing on 12,000 samples, he stated. Some hecklers might be heard throughout a livestream of Newsom’s briefing yelling “recall Gavin.” It was unclear what number of have been protesting the governor. In the meantime, Newsom stated he didn’t but have a date to announce a brand new mass vaccination web site in California’s Central Valley. On Monday, he stated vaccinations on the new web site could be aimed toward “fairness” and in partnership with the federal authorities. He cited the necessity to inoculate farmworkers, employees in meatpacking crops, manufacturing amenities and warehouses.Newsom has visited a number of different mass vaccination websites lately, because the state ramps up its effort to inoculate extra Californians. These websites additionally embody Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Petco Park in San Diego and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.Greater than 5 million COVID-19 vaccine photographs have been administered, in line with a dashboard maintained by the state.PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ndGFibGVhdVBsYWNlaG9sZGVyJyBpZD0ndml6MTYxMjk5MDc5MzkzOScgc3R5bGU9J3Bvc2l0aW9uOiByZWxhdGl2ZSc+PG5vc2NyaXB0PjxhIGhyZWY9J2h0dHBzOiYjNDc7JiM0Nztjb3ZpZDE5LmNhLmdvdiYjNDc7Jz48aW1nIGFsdD0nICcgc3JjPSdodHRwczomIzQ3OyYjNDc7cHVibGljLnRhYmxlYXUuY29tJiM0NztzdGF0aWMmIzQ3O2ltYWdlcyYjNDc7Q08mIzQ3O0NPVklELTE5VmFjY2luZURhc2hib2FyZFB1YmxpYyYjNDc7VmFjY2luZSYjNDc7MV9yc3MucG5nJyBzdHlsZT0nYm9yZGVyOiBub25lJyAvPjwvYT48L25vc2NyaXB0PjxvYmplY3QgY2xhc3M9J3RhYmxlYXVWaXonICBzdHlsZT0nZGlzcGxheTpub25lOyc+PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J2hvc3RfdXJsJyB2YWx1ZT0naHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZwdWJsaWMudGFibGVhdS5jb20lMkYnIC8+IDxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSdlbWJlZF9jb2RlX3ZlcnNpb24nIHZhbHVlPSczJyAvPiA8cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nc2l0ZV9yb290JyB2YWx1ZT0nJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSduYW1lJyB2YWx1ZT0nQ09WSUQtMTlWYWNjaW5lRGFzaGJvYXJkUHVibGljJiM0NztWYWNjaW5lJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSd0YWJzJyB2YWx1ZT0nbm8nIC8+PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J3Rvb2xiYXInIHZhbHVlPSd5ZXMnIC8+PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J3N0YXRpY19pbWFnZScgdmFsdWU9J2h0dHBzOiYjNDc7JiM0NztwdWJsaWMudGFibGVhdS5jb20mIzQ3O3N0YXRpYyYjNDc7aW1hZ2VzJiM0NztDTyYjNDc7Q09WSUQtMTlWYWNjaW5lRGFzaGJvYXJkUHVibGljJiM0NztWYWNjaW5lJiM0NzsxLnBuZycgLz4gPHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J2FuaW1hdGVfdHJhbnNpdGlvbicgdmFsdWU9J3llcycgLz48cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nZGlzcGxheV9zdGF0aWNfaW1hZ2UnIHZhbHVlPSd5ZXMnIC8+PHBhcmFtIG5hbWU9J2Rpc3BsYXlfc3Bpbm5lcicgdmFsdWU9J3llcycgLz48cGFyYW0gbmFtZT0nZGlzcGxheV9vdmVybGF5JyB2YWx1ZT0neWVzJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSdkaXNwbGF5X2NvdW50JyB2YWx1ZT0neWVzJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSdsYW5ndWFnZScgdmFsdWU9J2VuJyAvPjxwYXJhbSBuYW1lPSdmaWx0ZXInIHZhbHVlPSdwdWJsaXNoPXllcycgLz48L29iamVjdD48L2Rpdj4gICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgPHNjcmlwdCB0eXBlPSd0ZXh0L2phdmFzY3JpcHQnPiAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgdmFyIGRpdkVsZW1lbnQgPSBkb2N1bWVudC5nZXRFbGVtZW50QnlJZCgndml6MTYxMjk5MDc5MzkzOScpOyAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgdmFyIHZpekVsZW1lbnQgPSBkaXZFbGVtZW50LmdldEVsZW1lbnRzQnlUYWdOYW1lKCdvYmplY3QnKVswXTsgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgIGlmICggZGl2RWxlbWVudC5vZmZzZXRXaWR0aCA+IDgwMCApIHsgdml6RWxlbWVudC5zdHlsZS5taW5XaWR0aD0nNTAwcHgnO3ZpekVsZW1lbnQuc3R5bGUubWF4V2lkdGg9JzgwMHB4Jzt2aXpFbGVtZW50LnN0eWxlLndpZHRoPScxMDAlJzt2aXpFbGVtZW50LnN0eWxlLmhlaWdodD0nNTI3cHgnO30gZWxzZSBpZiAoIGRpdkVsZW1lbnQub2Zmc2V0V2lkdGggPiA1MDAgKSB7IHZpekVsZW1lbnQuc3R5bGUubWluV2lkdGg9JzUwMHB4Jzt2aXpFbGVtZW50LnN0eWxlLm1heFdpZHRoPSc4MDBweCc7dml6RWxlbWVudC5zdHlsZS53aWR0aD0nMTAwJSc7dml6RWxlbWVudC5zdHlsZS5oZWlnaHQ9JzUyN3B4Jzt9IGVsc2UgeyB2aXpFbGVtZW50LnN0eWxlLndpZHRoPScxMDAlJzt2aXpFbGVtZW50LnN0eWxlLmhlaWdodD0nODI3cHgnO30gICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICB2YXIgc2NyaXB0RWxlbWVudCA9IGRvY3VtZW50LmNyZWF0ZUVsZW1lbnQoJ3NjcmlwdCcpOyAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgc2NyaXB0RWxlbWVudC5zcmMgPSAnaHR0cHM6Ly9wdWJsaWMudGFibGVhdS5jb20vamF2YXNjcmlwdHMvYXBpL3Zpel92MS5qcyc7ICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICB2aXpFbGVtZW50LnBhcmVudE5vZGUuaW5zZXJ0QmVmb3JlKHNjcmlwdEVsZW1lbnQsIHZpekVsZW1lbnQpOyAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICA8L3NjcmlwdD4=Officers have been encouraging Californians to enroll in My Flip, a notification system about vaccine eligibility. The software is anticipated to ultimately permit individuals throughout the state to guide vaccination appointments. –CNN contributed to this story.

Two instances of a COVID-19 variant first found in South Africa have been detected in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom stated on Wednesday.

The instances have been detected in Alameda and Santa Clara counties, Newsom stated whereas talking in Fresno County.

“The problem of mutations is high of thoughts,” Newsom stated from the location of The Massive Fresno Truthful.

Over the weekend, well being officers in South Africa introduced a temporary hold on the rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine after a examine steered it provided “minimal safety” in opposition to mild-to-moderate COVID-19 because of the variant, the University of Oxford stated.

That yet-unpublished examine included a comparatively small quantity of people that have been younger and wholesome on the entire. It was not in a position to measure how efficient the vaccine was in opposition to extreme illness, hospitalization or dying.

Newsom additionally stated Wednesday that there have been additionally 159 instances of the U.Okay. variant detected within the state and 1,203 instances of the 2 identified West Coast variants. Total, 30 labs throughout the state have achieved genomic sequencing on 12,000 samples, he stated.

Some hecklers might be heard throughout a livestream of Newsom’s briefing yelling “recall Gavin.” It was unclear what number of have been protesting the governor.

In the meantime, Newsom stated he didn’t but have a date to announce a brand new mass vaccination web site in California’s Central Valley.

On Monday, he stated vaccinations on the new web site could be aimed toward “fairness” and in partnership with the federal authorities. He cited the necessity to inoculate farmworkers, employees in meatpacking crops, manufacturing amenities and warehouses.

Newsom has visited a number of different mass vaccination websites lately, because the state ramps up its effort to inoculate extra Californians. These websites additionally embody Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Petco Park in San Diego and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Greater than 5 million COVID-19 vaccine photographs have been administered, in line with a dashboard maintained by the state.

Officers have been encouraging Californians to sign up for My Turn, a notification system about vaccine eligibility. The software is anticipated to ultimately permit individuals throughout the state to guide vaccination appointments.

–CNN contributed to this story.

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