Several factors prompted California to shift from the national center of the COVID-19 epidemic to one of the lowest rates in the United States.
But one weapon in the arsenal goes unnoticed very well: Californians’ common acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Federal data show that only 11% of Californians are expected to hesitate to get vaccinated, a rate lower than all but four states: Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and Hawaii.
This lack of relative reluctance is particularly useful for the state’s vaccination campaign, although the Times analysis showed Californians in some of the state’s more conservative rural areas are still reluctant to take. More pictures than neighbors living in the city
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