While COVID-19 vaccinations are top of mind for many some 15 months into the pandemic, routine vaccination rates for kids have gone down since the country first went into lockdown; we learn why this could be concerning with an infectious disease specialist. Inflation is also at 5%, and we discuss what this means and if a comparison to the Great Recession is accurate. Plus, a look at how the Sacramento French Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
- Budget Committee Chair and Democratic Assemblymember Phil Ting of the 19th Assembly District explains the proposed budget and allocations to Medi-Cal, homelessness and universal transitional kindergarten
- Infectious disease physician and assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Krutika Kuppalli, discusses the drop in routine vaccinations in children during the pandemic
- Sacramento State University Finance Professor Sanjay Varshney explains the state of the economy after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 5% inflation rate
- Sacramento French Film Festival Executive and Artistic Director Cecile Downs on how the festival is celebrating the 20th anniversary and plans for the return to some in-theater showings