What California did right
April 8, 2020 5:56PM PDT
California and New York had about the same number of coronavirus cases after week one. Fast forward to today and New York has topped 140,000 cases and nearly 6,000 deaths.
While California has seen fewer than 18,000 cases and about 450 deaths. California Gov. Gavin Newsom was the first to lock his state down.
He also distributed more than 41 million N95 masks – nearly 1 million from the national stockpile, KTLA reports. He just placed an order for another 200 million masks this week – 75% will be N95.
California also has a stockpile of ventilators – so many that California is now sending them to other states.