(ETH) – A new report is revealing that California is in the process of transforming baseball stadiums, fairgrounds, and even a Disneyland Resort parking lot into mass vaccination sites as hospitals in the region have been overwhelmed by the coronavirus that continues to rage in the states.
This comes as a report from KTLA5 reveals that the death toll from Covid19 has r, now reached 30,000 according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. The report revealed that the death toll reached ten thousand and barely under a month to jump to 20,000 in the state making California rank third nationally for COVID-19-related deaths, behind Texas and New York, which is No. 1 with nearly 40,000.
The shocking revealed that about 12% of those who contract the virus will require hospital care, usually several weeks after infection as they get sicker. The purpose of these mass vaccination sites according to Governor. Gavin Newsom and public health officials are to help stem the tide of new infections, starting with medical workers and the most vulnerable elderly, such as those in care homes.
The effort will require what Newsom is calling an “all-hands-on-deck approach,” including having vaccinations dispensed by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, dentists, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians, and members of the California National Guard. The sites are “absolutely critical in stopping this deadly virus,” county Supervisor Doug Chaffee said in a statement.