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Unvaccinated Los Angeles may soon be barred from entering a large number of indoor public spaces, as the city adjusts to another wave of rapid rise COVID-19 cases and hospitalization.
City lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a sort of “no shots, no service” vaccine mandate, then In the footsteps of New York CityIt was the first major city to impose such a mandate.
In Los Angeles, the new law will require anyone 16 or older who is eligible to show proof of at least one shot of the vaccination before entering restaurants, bars, retail stores, gyms, spas, movie theaters, concert venues and sporting events.
“That’s already enough,” Council President Martinez, who proposed the proposal alongside Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, said in a statement. “Hospital staff are exhausted, mothers who quit their jobs are tired, and our children can’t afford to miss another school year.”
She added, “We have three vaccines that are effective and readily available, so what does it take? Our children are about to go back to school and the unvaccinated are putting their lives at risk every day. Ask your questions, talk to your doctor, and get the vaccine. Let’s put this behind us.”
The Los Angeles proposal comes a day after New York City announced that it will require aspiring customers and/or high-profile people to show their paper copy of a CDC vaccine ticket or provide electronic proof via the city’s Excelsior app. The mandate will go into effect on August 16.
Similarly, San Francisco health officials announced Tuesday that they, too, “explorationImplement similar requirements for vaccination verification.
It’s an attractive solution for local leaders across the country who are desperately trying to stave off another, more dangerous wave of cases caused by the highly contagious infection. delta variable. like NPR mentioned, the delta mutation appears to be twice as transmissible for the original SARS-CoV-2 strains. But research shows that COVID-19 vaccines still offer powerful protection against it.
In Los Angeles where approx 90% of COVID-19 patients In local hospitals people are not immune, and the recent surge in cases has prompted thousands to roll up their sleeves.
the Los Angeles Times Reports, providers delivered nearly 44,000 first doses daily from July 25 to 31. As of Wednesday, 71.7% Los Angeles County residents 16 years of age and older have been vaccinated with at least one dose.