On that day, the coronavirus death toll in California reached 30,000, and other locations such as Disneyland and Dodger Stadium were established as super vaccination sites.
The newly confirmed infections are increasing at a dizzying rate of over 250,000 per week, and a record 1163 deaths were recorded over the weekend-Orange County reported more than 2,000 deaths.
As the pandemic has lost months of tourists, Disneyland will become one of the five planned mass vaccination sites in Orange County, which will soon attract thousands of visitors.
County officials announced an agreement on Monday, January 11 to use theme parks to expand vaccination. The number of Orange County residents hospitalized due to the virus hovered above 2,200.
“Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county̵
Doug Chaffee, the main pipeline in the area where Disneyland is located, said that his voters “are strongly affected by COVID-19. These super PODs are vital to stopping this deadly virus.”
The county did not disclose the exact operation of the vaccination site in Disneyland or the details of the location, but the press release stated that it will open later this week to serve (by appointment only) living or living in Orange County. employees. Whether it meets the priority list of the state.
At present, the state is still in the highest priority stage of vaccination. The target population of this stage is people engaged in health care, including hospital, laboratory and pharmacy employees, medical staff and EMT, home health assistants, and residents and workers of long-term care institutions .
Most qualified workers will be notified through their employers and will make appointments through an app developed by Othena in the county.
Dr. Pamela Hymel, Chief Medical Officer of Disneyland said: “Disneyland Resorts is honored to be able to help support Orange County and the City of Anaheim through the use of our properties. We thank them for all their efforts to fight COVID-19. “Experience and products said. “After a year of unprecedented difficulties and uncertainty faced by many in our community, there are now reasons to be optimistic about vaccination.”
The county has not yet planned other planned mass vaccination locations-spokesperson Molly Nichelson (the contract is still being finalized)-but OC Voice previously reported that they may include the Costa Mesa souk , Orange County Grand Park in Irvine, Knott’s Berry Buena Park Farm and Soka University campus in Ali Soviejo.
Mass vaccinations of thousands of medical workers will be carried out at baseball stadiums in Los Angeles and San Diego and open air markets in Fresno and Sacramento. They are one of the cities across the country. After the initial launch volume was lower than expected, they turned the huge parking lot into a large vaccination station to increase the vaccination volume.
Governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom) admitted that the speed of launching the vaccine was too slow, and he promised to inject 1 million vaccines this week, more than double the so far.
This work will require what Newsom calls an “all-out” approach, including vaccination by pharmacists and pharmaceutical technicians, dentists, paramedics and emergency medical technicians, and members of the California National Guard.
Orange County is also recruiting volunteers to help its operations, including those who have received medical training and those who perform non-medical tasks. County officials set a goal of completing all vaccinations by July 4.
California’s death rate currently ranks third in the country, second only to Texas and New York, with a death toll close to 40,000. It took six months for California to record the first death. However, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, the total rose from 20,000 to 30,000 in less than a month.
Despite this, Newsom and the state’s top health official, Dr. Mark Ghaly, said there is still hope that hospitalizations stabilized last week and vaccinations are about to increase.
California Secretary Gary said that the number of new hospitalizations dropped from about 3,500 per day at the beginning of this month to about 2,500 at the beginning of this month. This is a “significant difference”, which indicates a surge in the earlier holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah. Not as important as we expected.” Department of Health and Human Services.
Gary and Newsom say, however, the recent frightening jump in the new positive case suggests that the state may just be preparing for its own preparation time, and officials still expect the end of the month to reach its peak, partly due to the New Year celebrations Push.
Gary said the state may have “a little breathing room” enough to prepare hospitals to ensure that hospitals can provide adequate oxygen in medical facilities and when sending patients home, and contract 1,000 new arrivals Medical staff provide extra oxygen. About 1,000 before the surge peaks.
Gary said: “I don’t want to think that we are out of trouble in any way, and later added, “We are in the early days of the peak holiday season. It seems encouraging now. “
For information about Orange County’s vaccination efforts, please visit occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-vaccine-resources.
The Associated Press and behind-the-scenes writer Brady MacDonald contributed to this report.