A number of local public health officers in California are retiring and resigning in the midst of the pandemic. CapRadio’s Randol White talks with CalMatters Writer Barbara Feder Ostrov about why they’re leaving. We’ll also hear from Yolo County’s Public Health Director Brian Vaughn on a spike in cases there and whether they might have to move backward on reopening businesses.
Plus, COVID-19 testing has come a long way. We’ll hear the latest on an antibody test from the Mayo Clinic. And some blood donation clinics are offering free COVID-19 testing if you give blood, but if you’re gay, you can’t. We hear from State Senator Scott Weiner and Attorney Scott Schoettes about the law that prohibits gay men from giving blood.
- Barbara Feder Ostrov, Contributing Writer, CalMatters
- Brian Vaughn, Public Health Director, Yolo County
- Mark Neuburger, Sacramento County resident
- Dr. John Mills, Co-Director Neuroimmunology Lab, Mayo Clinic
- Scott Wiener, State Senator, (D-San Francisco)
- Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director, Lambda Legal