San Francisco nears herd immunity; beware vaccine lottery scams


I’m Winston Gieseke, philanthropy and special sections editor for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, coming to you from a cabin in beautiful woods of Idyllwild. Here are some of today’s headlines from the Golden State.

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Beware California COVID vaccine lottery scammers

Officials in the Golden State are warning people about scams related to California’s $116.5 million COVID-19 vaccine incentive lottery.

Last week, the first 15 winners were announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Each will be receiving $50,000. To protect the privacy of the individuals, only their counties of residence were disclosed to the public. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) was expected to notify each winner.