San Francisco is approaching herd immunity; beware of vaccine lottery scam


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

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Beware of California COVID Vaccine Lottery Scammers

Governor Gavin Newsom, state senator Richard Pan, left, and UC Davis Assistant Nurse Manager Claudio Alvarado, center, hold a fake check as the state drew the first 15 winners to receive $50,000 for being vaccinated against COVID-19 on Friday in Sacramento.

Golden State officials are warning people about scams related to California’s $116.5 million COVID-19 vaccination incentive lottery.

Last week, the first 15 winners were announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Each will receive $50,000. To protect the privacy of the individuals, only their counties were made public. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) would notify each winner.

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