Counties Complain Of New Vaccine Delivery As Economy Reopens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California’s counties remain skittish over switching up their vaccine delivery systems to a new statewide one, with Santa Clara County saying it will not participate. The Mercury News reports that County Executive Jeff Smith said late Monday that the county will not sign a contract giving Blue Shield control over COVID-19 vaccine distribution in California. Some counties are also pushing for Newsom to reconsider a plan to distribute more vaccine to vulnerable areas. The pushback to Newsom’s centralized plan for vaccine distribution comes as more of California reopens its economy and activities. Disney’s CEO says Disneyland will likely reopen by late April after a yearlong closure.