California Leaders Look To Reopening, Push 1-Shot Vaccine

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California officials are looking ahead to being able to phase out restrictions on activities due to the coronavirus as infection rates slow and more people are vaccinated. Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state is developing a “green tier” in its reopening plan that would allow fewer restrictions, something officials said this summer was too far off. Meanwhile, state health officials are pushing the safety and efficacy of the new one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. The state’s surgeon general was among state officials who received the vaccine Thursday at a federally funded vaccination site in Oakland.