For nearly two weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) has literally been missing from his post and from the public. Yesterday (8 November) two reports surfaced purporting to tell why he disappeared, and where to. Either explanation redounds to the deep discredit of Gavin Newsom and everything he stands for. But the more likely, and better attested, explanation is the more dire, for his career and for his cause célèbre. For it deals directly with COVID-19 vaccines, mandates for same – and adverse events from same.