Former California Governor and Loeb Of Counsel Gray Davis spoke to Bloomberg in a broadcast interview about ongoing matters in California, including how the state is handling Omicron cases and the recent rise in "smash-and-grab" retail thefts.
When asked about COVID-19 cases, Governor Davis noted that he believes “California is doing a little better than the rest of the country. But we’re not naïve – we know another [COVID-19] wave may be coming. We have prepared for it. We have reserved capacity in our hospitals and ICUs, and we have arrangements with doctors to help areas of the state that have been hit harder than other areas of the state.”
In addition, Governor Davis discussed the rise in crime in California and across the nation, including what California and other states can do to help address the situation.
“The California governor is allocating $300 million [to fight crime], most of that for law enforcement and a bigger police presence,” Governor Davis said.