We wouldve done everything differently: Newsom reflects on Covid approach

2023-09-11 01:18:46  • 3 mins

Gov. Gavin Newsom said criticism of Californias tough Covid-19 restrictions was valid and he would have taken an entirely different approach, given what he knows now about the pandemic.

I think we wouldve done everything differently, Newsom said in a taped interview set to air on NBCs Meet the Press Sunday.

I think all of us in terms of our collective wisdom, weve evolved. We didnt know what we didnt know. Were experts in hindsight. Were all geniuses now.

Later in the interview Newsom responded to criticism of his states decisions by saying: All of its legitimate in terms of reflection.

Host Chuck Todd pressed the California Democrat on specifics, including whether Newsom and state officials were too accommodating to the film industry during periods of strict distancing requirements where Californians were prevented, for example, from gathering for family funerals. I think theres a lot of humility. And we didnt know what we didnt know. And it was hardly I; it was we, collectively, Newsom responded.

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