COVID: From crisis to nuisance? CA starts to shift to endemic state

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Governor Gavin Newsom’s “SMARTER Plan” provides an outline of California’s shift from a coronavirus pandemic to an endemic. Some health care officials say it will help curb the stress at local clinics and hospitals. Photo by Shutterstock.

California is on track to live with coronavirus as “endemic.” Gov. Newsom’s recently announced “SMARTER Plan” is an acronym for shots, masks, awareness, readiness, testing, education, and Rx. 

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