California Proposed Budget / Decline In Routine Pediatric Vaccinations / The Nation’s Inflation Rate Explained / French Film Festival’s Return To In-Person Showings

A health worker prepares Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for farm workers at a County of Santa Clara mobile vaccination clinic at Monterey Mushrooms in Morgan Hill, California, Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

While COVID-19 vaccinations have been a top priority for some 15 months into the pandemic, routine childhood vaccination rates have fallen since the country was first shut down; we learn why this could be of concern to an infectious disease specialist. Inflation is also 5%, and we discuss what this means and whether a comparison with the Great Recession is correct. Plus, a look at how the Sacramento French Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Today’s guests

Chairman of the Budget Committee and Member of the Democratic Assembly Phil Ting of the 19th Assembly District explains the proposed budget and allocations to Medi-Cal, Homelessness and Universal Transition Kindergarten Physician of Infectious Diseases and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at South Carolina Medical University, Dr Krutika Kuppalli, discusses the decline in routine childhood vaccinations during the pandemic Sacramento State University Finance Professor Sanjay Varshney explains state of economy after Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 5% inflation rate Sacramento French Film Festival Executive and Artistic Director Cecile Downs about how the festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary and plans for the return to some performances in the theatre

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