California’s Coronavirus Strategy

The state is flattening the curve. What comes next?

Ever since reports emerged last week that California has successfully bent the curve, people have anxiously awaited the news that might follow: When the state will start to let up on social distancing. In a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California is starting to enter what he dubbed phase four of the pandemic, “the optimistic phase,” moving from surge to suppression.

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Dana G Smith

Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental