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Rise in Cases Leads to Voluntary Mask Wearing

Recently, in Los Angeles, there was a surge of covid-19 cases despite people receiving vaccines. As a result of this event, The indoor mask mandate, which applies to the vaccinated and takes effect before midnight Saturday, was reinstated in Los Angeles County Thursday. However, the according to ABC News, “The sheriff’s office said that forcing vaccinated people and those who already contracted COVID-19 to wear masks indoors ‘is not backed by science.’”

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Currently, under the guidance of the CDC, it is not required for vaccinated citizens and people already inflicted with Covid in the past to wear masks in public. Because of this, the police department in LA has made this new mandate voluntary. The “underfunded/defunded” sheriff’s department “will not expend our limited resources and instead ask for voluntary compliance,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a news release Friday. 

L.A. County sheriff won't enforce mask mandate because it is "not backed by  science" - Axios

Obviously, to no one’s surprise, the majority of people being infected with the virus are unvaccinated individuals. It is also apparent that the majority of virus victims are young to middle adults. “Cases are highest and rising the fastest in adults age 18 to 49 years old. Of the new cases reported by Public Health Saturday, 71% are among adults 18 to 49 years old. “Over 99% of the COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths we are seeing are among unvaccinated individuals,” Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County’s director of public health, said in a statement Monday.”

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