Under the new rules that the Los Angeles City Council is due to vote on Wednesday, anyone over the age of 12 must receive a full vaccination to enter a bar, restaurant, mall, gym, museum, beauty salon, etc. Or for medical reasons, they will be required to test negative for coronavirus within 72 hours before entering the building.
In Los Angeles County, 78% have so far received at least one dose of the vaccination. It has a population of 10 million. 69% were fully vaccinated.
Some critics of this solution argue that the new obligation will lead to social segregation at the expense of those who cannot or do not want to be vaccinated. Others believe that implementing this plan is not possible.
The AP noted that city council members generally support the proposed regulation to mitigate the risk of spikes in infections. Last winter, Los Angeles, the second most populous city in the United States, faced a high wave of infections that burdened its health system. The city saw another wave of infections, albeit on a smaller scale, this summer due to the spread of the delta type of coronavirus.
In the past 24 hours in Los Angeles, 964 new cases of coronavirus were detected and 35 patients died of Covid-19.
The city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, supports enforcement of this injunction. “I will not bury more city officials, policemen or firefighters,” he said.
And the Associated Press reports that more and more US cities – including New York – are beginning to require proof of vaccination when entering businesses and other venues.
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