California public health officials to Gavin Newsom: Lockdown won’t work without enforcement
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) (Photo: Real Time Twitter)

When Gov. Gavin Newsom last week ordered nearly all 40 million Californians to stay in their homes to combat the spread of COVID-19, he set the tone for the nation, becoming the first to issue a statewide lockdown.Governors who had previously resisted quickly followed suit, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.But one week into the lockdown, epidemiologists tracking rates of transmission in California and the United States worry that Newsom’s shelter-in-place order will be less effective in controlling new infections without stronger enforcement. Local lawmakers and public health officers share...


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