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Why is Gavin Newsom changing California’s COVID-19 reopening tiers again?

Ensuring Latinos get more vaccines is a step in the right direction, said Sonja Diaz, director of the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative. “Communities of color are keeping the economy afloat, and prioritizing them is not only the right thing to do, but an economic imperative,” Diaz said in a written statement. “The state’s new approach is the right step to stop the bleeding and affirm that Californians of color are not collateral damage but the catalysts to recovery. California has a responsibility to those communities to get them help first and fast.”