Editor's note: During this Insight show, misinformation was presented by one of our guests, Berry Accius, about COVID-19 vaccines. You can hear his segment at the 28:00-minute mark. Our host immediately offered to fact-check his claims and did so at the 47:15-minute mark. Here is a link to the CDC report mentioned in the fact check.
Today on Insight, California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond updates school reopenings. Rural and underserved communities also discuss the challenges with vaccination rates and the hesitancy some are weighing. Plus, we take a closer look at the so-called ‘California exodus’ during the pandemic, and as we prepare to ‘spring forward,’ whatever happened to voters approving a bill making Daylight Saving Time permanent?
- California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond updates school reopenings, explains why parents have the right to be frustrated, and what summer school and the fall semester potentially look like for students
- Nevada County Health and Human Services Director Ryan Gruver discusses vaccination rates in the smaller, rural county as well as the challenges and solutions from the state-led vaccination rollout
- Sacramento-based nonprofit Voice of the Youth CEO Berry Accius explains the challenge of trust and skepticism underserved communities of color are weighing, as the state prioritizes the most at-risk zip codes for COVID-19 vaccines in an effort towards equity. Want to learn more? NPR's Code Switch covers the notorious medical study, the Tuskegee experiment.
- UC Bekerely California Policy Lab Research Fellow Natalie Holmes debunks the claim of a mass California exodus during the pandemic and explains where people are actually relocating
- Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) co-authored a voter-approved bill making Daylight Saving Time permanent year-round back in 2018 and explains why we are still ‘springing forward’ this weekend