Since we are nearly at the halfway point of Newsom's prediction, we thought we would check in.
As of Monday morning, California has 15,247 confirmed COVID-19 infections and 350 deaths — OUT OF about 40 MILLION PEOPLE!
California is one of the largest economies in the world, yet the entire state has been virtually shut down because 0.04%. of the population has confirmed infections and 0.0009%. of the population has died from the virus.
A few weeks ago Newsom asked President Trump in a letter to deploy the USNS Mercy hospital ship "to help decompress our current healthcare delivery system in the Los Angeles region in response to the COVID-19 outbreak."
"In the last 24 hours, we had 126 new COVID-19 cases, a 21 percent increase. In some parts of our state, our case rate is doubling every four days," Newsom wrote. "Moreover, we have community acquired transmission in 23 counties with an increase of 44 community acquired infections in 24 hours."
Newsom continued, "We project that roughly 56 percent of our population — 25.5 million people — will be infected with the virus over an eight week period."