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The vaccine mandate ‘tipping point’: These entities are requiring vaccines as the Delta variant spreads

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A man holds his vaccination reminder card after having received his first shot. Wilfredo Lee/AP On Monday, city, state, and federal agencies began to announce vaccine mandates.

California, New York City, and the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs became the first government entities to do so.

A group representing 300 bars in San Francisco will require vax cards. More entities may follow.

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As COVID-19 cases rise again across the US and the Delta variant spreads, federal agencies, states, and cities — as well as private entities — are starting to implement vaccine mandates.Last week, the US reported an average of 50,000 COVID-19 cases a day, and on Friday, there were more than 81,000 new cases, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data analyzed by The New York Times. The average case rate is the highest it has been since early May, according to the analysis.The rise in cases has created what CDC director Rochelle Walensky recently called a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” with unvaccinated patients accounting for the vast majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations across the US.At the same time, the vaccination rate has lagged in the US, and as of Sunday, 69% of American adults had received at least one vaccination, according to the CDC, falling […]

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