by Sharon Rondeau

(Nov. 9, 2021) — For the first time in nearly two weeks, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday appeared in public in the form of a “fireside chat” at the California Economic Summit.

On Monday it was reported by Children’s Health Defense and another source that Newsom suffered a serious reaction to a Covid-19 booster shot he received October 27, the last day he was seen in public until today.

On Tuesday morning Vanity Fair reported Newsom had attended a high-profile wedding on Saturday but that no amateur photography was permitted as a result of a contract with Vogue.

In his on-camera address, Newsom appeared none the worse for his relatively lengthy absence from the public eye and explained why he canceled his scheduled appearance, along with his wife, at the UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland after his children objected to his having to “miss Halloween.”

He was “defending himself” for having made the plans to his “four young kids,” Newsom said, but the following morning he felt he “had no choice; he had to cancel.”

He obtained a costume and “enjoyed the weekend” by attending a soccer tournament and working at home, he said.

Pivoting back to business, he said California is seeing a “winter surge” in COVID cases and that he must “get to the printer” to issue the budget, which is “due in a few weeks.”

Just after the 14:00 mark, the moderator asked him about the state’s economy, which he said continues to excel in business startups and “the fastest-growing companies.”

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