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TOTAL RECALL: California Voters Split on Whether Newsom Should Be Removed

Latest polls from California show voters evenly split over whether Governor Gavin Newsom should be recalled for his botched handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, high taxes, rising crime, and rampant homelessness.

New surveys show 52% of likely voters want Newsom to stay in office, while 48% believe he should be ousted.

“The CBS survey is just the latest to show Newsom narrowly beating out the recall effort but also showing that his opponents are more likely to vote in the Sept. 14 election,” reports The Hill.

The recall comes on the heels of Newsom’s new COVID mandates as the Delta Variant rages across the Golden State.

California is now the first state in the country mandating vaccines or weekly tests for all public school teachers and staffers.

“The new policy will mirror Newsom’s recent order that all of California’s healthcare workers and state employees be vaccinated or be tested regularly, according to Politico, which first reported the new policy,” reports Forbes.

“The plan has already gotten the approval from California’s two most influential teachers unions, the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers,” adds the magazine.

The order will take effect in mid-October and impact 319,000 employees working at the Golden State’s public schools.

Dr. Anthony Fauci backs the decision to mandate vaccines for America’s educators.

“I’m going to upset some people on this, but I think we should,” he told MSNBC on Tuesday.

“We are in a critical situation now,” he added. “We’ve had 615,000-plus deaths and we are in a major surge now as we’re going into the fall, into the school season. This is very serious business. You would wish that people would see why it’s so important to get vaccinated.”

Read the full report at The Hill.

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4 responses to “TOTAL RECALL: California Voters Split on Whether Newsom Should Be Removed”

  1. Hoping the blue gets really complacent this election…

  2. prcntm says:

    Fauci commented that there have been 615,000 plus deaths from COVID-19 and we’re experiencing a surge. I am not an expert in the field, but I did take the time to search for a bit of data.

    I found the CDC’s NVSS (National Vital Statistics System) page which did confirm that there have been just over 610,000 deaths “attributed to COVID-19 on death certificates”. It’s a bit short of Fauci’s 615,000 plus, but it is close enough so I’ll give him that point. Doing basic math I was able to figure out that about 40% of those deaths were recorded in 2021. Then I scrolled down and found their numbers on weekly highs and lows. The all time high for number of deaths per week was back in January: 25,894 for the week ending 1/9/2021. The absolute low, not counting the beginning of the pandemic when new cases were still in the single and double digits per week, is in July of this year: 1,420 for the week ending 7/3/2021. The most recent data they have is for the week ending on 8/7/2021 which shows an even lower count of 1,170 (I’ll give them wiggle room on this one since they may not have the full tally given how close to present day it is so we won’t count this as the lowest just yet).

    Using just the data points above, I wouldn’t say we’re in a surge. There was a small spike at the end of July, but if you zoom out and take into account the last couple months, the total deaths attributed to COVID-19 by week is going down at a rather steady pace. And even if you count the end of July as a “surge,” those dates don’t coincide with schools reopening so that connection he made is tenuous at best.

    I will reiterate that I am not an expert in either virology or statistics, so Fauci more than likely is looking at data that I will simply never see. Still, I don’t think the data I have been looking at warrants turning schools across the country into medical prisons; for the faculty or the students.

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