COVID cases drop slightly as L.A. starts requiring vax proof

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals fell slightly for the second consecutive day, declining from 660 to 655, according to the latest state figures.

The number of those patients in intensive care was 161, the same as Saturday.

Today, the city of Los Angeles joins West Hollywood and LA County in requiring proof of vaccination in all indoor spaces including restaurants, gyms, museums, beauty salons and recreation centers. Acceptable proofs of vaccination include:

  • Vaccination card health care provider
  • Vaccination card CDC
  • Similar document from foreign country for visitors.
  • Photocopy of vaccination card.
  • Photograph of that card stored on your phone
  • Digital vaccination record issued by CA or other State.

The latest hospitalization numbers came as county health officials reported 1,153 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths associated with the virus, bringing to the county’s totals to 1,502,676 cases and 26,750 fatalities since the pandemic began.

Sunday’s case and death numbers likely reflect weekend reporting delays, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Of the nearly 5.9 million fully vaccinated people in the county, 68,780 of them — or about 1.2% — subsequently tested positive, and 2,314 have been hospitalized, for a rate of 0.039%, the health department said.

The county has recorded 379 deaths among people who have been vaccinated, for a rate of 0.0006%.

Officials have said that of the people who have died from COVID-19 — vaccinated and unvaccinated — the vast majority, or about 90%, had underlying health conditions. Hypertension has often been cited as the most common underlying condition leading to severe COVID illness or death.

“We remain committed to working with businesses and residents to prevent the continued spread of a virus that results in serious illness and death,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. “Our goal is to ensure everyone has good access to high-quality information about vaccine safety and easy access to vaccines. We are reassured that 900,000 children ages 5-11 can get vaccinated before the winter holiday, allowing many families to have more peace of mind as they make plans to gather with others to enjoy festivities.”

Ferrer on Thursday noted that the county has seen a slight increase in the rate of virus transmission over the previous week, along with a plateauing of other metrics that had been on a steady decline — hospitalizations and deaths.

The county’s seven-day cumulative virus-transmission rate as estimated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was 84 new cases per 100,000 residents last week, up from the mid-70s the previous, keeping the county entrenched in the “substantial” transmission category.

“Cooler weather has arrived, and with it, conditions that favor COVID transmission as we gather inside to stay warm and for celebrations and gatherings,” Ferrer said Thursday. “While vaccination remains our most powerful tool for preventing spread of the virus, when we have this much transmission, masking up indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces is still an important layer of protection for everyone. We ask that you continue to do your part and adhere to the masking requirements, which are likely to remain in place for the remainder of this calendar year as we all work hard to reduce community transmission rates to the `moderate’ tier.”

Reaching the CDC’s “moderate” transmission tier requires the county to fall below a seven-day new case rate average of 50 per 100,000 residents.

Ferrer said the average number of people hospitalized in the county has leveled off at about 630 people per day, and the number of daily deaths is averaging about seven to eight.

About 80% of eligible residents aged 12 and over have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 72% fully vaccinated. Among all 10.3 million residents in the county, including those not eligible for shots, 69% have received one dose, and 62% are fully vaccinated.

Children aged 5-11 recently became eligible for the vaccine, a group that includes about 900,000 kids in Los Angeles County.

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greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
1 year ago

I’m guessing someone posted this article in some Qanon MAGA nutjob forum.

Just remember anti-vaxxers are the loud MINORITY.

About 82% of West Hollywood is vaccinated.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

YES the QuackAnon, antivaxx, TERF anti-Trans hate trolls ARE targeting places they consider very progressive attempting to give the false impression of large local support for their views. Note that Orange County (so NOT a liberal place) is reporting heavy demand from parents seeking to get their young children vaccinated against COVID-19.

Ian
Ian
1 year ago

How convenient, it’s magic. Just dayss after the Dem Nazi plan, everything falls into place. Florida never went anywhere near the extremism and Nazi control that California (and other Dem extremist run cities and states) did and has the lowest new covid case numbers in the nation.
https://www.flgov.com/2021/10/27/florida-reaches-lowest-case-rate-in-the-nation/

Last edited 1 year ago by Ian
Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

Recall the Florida Scientist who was Fired For NOT Manipulating COVID-19 Data in order to DENY and minimize the pandemic ❓ No Florida is in a full on antivaxx COVID-19 pandemic denial mode as a state government policy ❗ It’s NOT Florida but, CALIFORNIA that continues to have lowest COVID-19 rates in the country showing the undereducated hillbilly states that the Science of Epidemiology works, especially with vaccines and nonpharmaceutical disease containment methods.

Ian
Ian
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

I do recall that Africa and S.E. Asia have the lowest covid rates in the world, along with low access to vaccines and 1st world medical care.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

That’s an old debunked antivaxx talking point. The SARS-CoV-2 virus did NOT appear everywhere around the world simultaneously, those places are still in the early stages of the pandemic. It would be like saying in early 2020 “the US is doing so much better with COVID-19 than China!”

Ian
Ian
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Debunked because it doesn’t suit your little agenda? Some know it alls know more than the BBC.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

Debunked by the epidemiological evidence like the nearly all antivaxx nonsense❗

Stevie
Stevie
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Alas my dear Karen, your data as of today is obsolete. Your socialist diva dictator governor is even reporting California has higher infection rates (including the last 7 day average) than gulf coast states. And if those reports are good for him they should be for you also, unless you don’t trust that troll?

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevie

Gavin Newsom the GREAT beat the outside right-wing racist recall attempt by a landslide ❗ 😁 NOT only does California continues to have the lowest levels of coronavirus transmission in the country, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California is ONLY state with ‘moderate’ COVID-19 transmission after case rate falls again. You might want to check other sources than QuackAnon.🤣

Stevie
Stevie
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Alas Karen, even from the liberal ABC7 from Los Angeles is reporting it

https://abc7.com/health/cas-covid-case-rate-now-higher-than-many-southern-states/11226747/

Now go clutch your pearl necklace through your socialist rose colored glasses

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevie

You need to normalize your data first by distinguishing between cases of “infection & disease” to make any meaningful compairsons!

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevie

Note that YOUR source clearly states “the latest CDC statistics show Florida’s overall death rate is the eighth worst in the country – 54% higher than California’s.” I left you a clue to understanding the situation in my first comment you didn’t get.

08mellie
08mellie
1 year ago

Show us your papers. JFC.

Colleen Lawson
Colleen Lawson
1 year ago
Reply to  08mellie

I used to be a proud Dem voter and could NEVER imagine the “progressives” would become the fascists and Nazis. These are the scariest times I’ve ever lived through. I’m terrified for my family and our children. Please pray for us.

C.R.
C.R.
1 year ago
Reply to  Colleen Lawson

It really is terrifying how much the democrats are trying to stop the spread of covid isn’t it? They are like nazis, if nazis wanted to keep people out of the hospital and healthy. You might call them….health nazis. This is one reason why people like us drink and smoke as much as possible, just to spite those health nazis. Cheers, Colleen..

Ian
Ian
1 year ago
Reply to  Colleen Lawson

The era of Fanatic Democrat terror.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  08mellie

More like those concerns stem from the imagination of right-wing internet trolls, as opposed to very legitimate concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic!

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
1 year ago

Finally! This is the right step forward.

08mellie
08mellie
1 year ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Clearly you have no one in your heritage that died in the Holocaust.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
1 year ago
Reply to  08mellie

Actually I do.

I also think it’s absolutely disgusting you are comparing a free vaccination to someone’s unchangeable heritage and the genocide of millions. Shameful.

Ian
Ian
1 year ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

And I don’t! Because it is true!
As you support a fanatical political party that is indirectly repsponsible for murdering thousands of Americans with its use of illegal aliens to gain political power. Americans are just road kill to these power hungry Far Left fanatics.

Last edited 1 year ago by Ian
WehoFan
WehoFan
1 year ago
Reply to  08mellie

He’s a privileged guy in weho. Doesn’t know anything.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
1 year ago
Reply to  WehoFan

Get vaccinated.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  WehoFan

Well over 99% of credible Epidemiologists would agree with him, that’s quite a privilege❗

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  08mellie

So show some gratitude toward those in my heritage who lead the Red Army☭ in doing nothing less than saving the world from nazi genocide ❗

Ian
Ian
1 year ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

As Radiacal Far Left Democrats keep a steady stream of hundreds of thousands infected non vaccinated illegal aliens pouring into LA County, The #1 destination for the over 1 million that have crossed the open border since incapacitated Joe Biden took office. Gotta steal those House Seats with illegal alien apportionment at any cost, including infecting and killing American citizens!

C.R.
C.R.
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

A steady stream of hundreds of thousands of infected non vaccinated illegal aliens pouring into L.A. County?!?! Sure sounds like a good reason to get vaccinated!

Ian
Ian
1 year ago
Reply to  C.R.

Why? Because Far Left Democrat fanatics are feeding the pandemic(endlessly) for political power and control?

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

More like the right-wing republican antivaxx and outright Science denial brought this pandemic on us and, republicans are doing their best to keep from taking responsibility for the problems they have created.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

Reality is that illegal border crossings were at an all time low well before Trump was appointed President by the electoral college after failing to get a popular majority vote. LA is also the #1 destination for Americans escaping the conservatism of small town USA and, they DON’T vote republican. It’ the Science denial policies of republicans that’s killing American citizens now

Last edited 1 year ago by Cy Husain
Stevie
Stevie
1 year ago

Again the hypocrisy of the liberal (non)mindset. They require you to show an official form of identification along with their proof of vaccine. But oh hell no, the Republicans can’t pass a law requiring a photo Identification to vote by saying it infringes on a persons right to vote.

HYPOCRITES AT THEIR FINEST

08mellie
08mellie
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevie

Yep. I cannot agree with you more. Well said.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevie

Reality is that the United States has a long and well established precedent of vaccine mandates and disease control measures from the founding of the country to protect the public interest. The first vaccine mandate law was enacted in the United States in 1809 for smallpox, even compulsory variolation during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) and even in Colonial America. The Supreme Court even addressed challenges to this policy in Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 upholding the authority of states to enforce compulsory vaccination laws.

Ian
Ian
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Which has zero to do with demanding papers for movement in a free society.

West
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

To suggests anything about vaccine passports is precedented (let alone mandates for EUA experimental medical procedures) is ridiculous.

You can try to erect your brave new world, but stop gaslighting us that this is anything but totally unchartered waters— with massive unknown legal liabilities— and a fundamental reshaping of society along arbitrary lines of division.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  West

The BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine received full approval by the FDA on Aug. 23, 2021. The emergency use authorization, or EUA, by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is ONLY granted for urgent need and it’s proven that the benefit overwhelms ANY possible risks. mRNA vaccines are NOT experimental, decades of research proceeded its development and, proven it safe and effective.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

Vaccines💉 and nonpharmaceutical disease containment methodshas zero to do with demanding papers for movement in a free society” anymore than requiring than you to use a rest room for urination and defecation as opposed to doing so where food is being served ❗

Ian
Ian
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

There are legal barriers. A universal vaccine mandate for adults has never been imposed in the United States, and a COVID-19 vaccine mandate would almost certainly be challenged in court. Plus, it is doubtful that the federal government has the authority to impose one. (And it is not clear states do, either.) Not least, the litigation would provide anti-vaccine groups with an additional forum in which to query vaccine safety, as well as its legality. Although mandate supporters would draw on the 1905 Supreme Court case of Jacobson v. Massachusetts, which upheld a local vaccine mandate in Cambridge with conditions, it… Read more »

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

A national vaccine mandate may be what is required to attain herd immunity to eradicate COVID-19. States have long had the constitutional authority to mandate vaccinations, which the Supreme Court has upheld twice, first in Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905) and Zucht v. King, 260 U.S. 174 (1922) The precedent for a national mandate goes back to General George Washington compelling smallpox variolation, as “necessary to safeguard soldiers and to win the war.” Civil Rights Protections are present in Health Care personnel being ethically bound in NOT working with law enforcement as we see today.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

Vaccination and nonpharmaceutical disease containment have “zero to do with demanding papers for movement in a free society” but, has everything to do with the USA Patriot Act that you are completely OK with ❗

Ian
Ian
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevie

Straight from the Nazi handbook…along with their word police.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

Contrary to claims about “fascist” vaccine mandates currently circulating on the Right, the nazis actually opposed German vaccine mandates — and hoped doing the same for people they conquered would kill them faster.

West
1 year ago

Vaccine discrimination is immoral and is not sound public health policy.

https://dailyclout.io/lgbtqi-rights-othering-the-other-vaccine-discrimination-in-one-la-subculture/

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  West

That is NOT a credible source at all ❗ That is a BLOG run by antivaxxer Naomi Wolf with NO reliable Medical Science background what so ever and, she has been called out on her antivaxx misinformation numerous times.

West
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Why default to ad hominem attack Dr Wolf because monopoly tech companies have silenced her alongside the likes of Glenn Greenwald and other vetted progressives? Why are you using “anti vax” label like the CIA invented “conspiracy theorist” catch all for political dissidents? How can you dismiss me and my friends lived experience as not credible? Reminds me a lot of Buck’s defense strategy. Hussein, you are a true advocate for Buck’s victims.. so why don’t you have anything to say about my friend’s experience as a survivor? Or the millions of others who are pushed into the margins by… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by West
Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  West

Follow the links I provided and you will see that it was Naomi Wolf who did it to herself by putting out long debunked antivaxx misinformation and NOT any tech companies. She has also joined forces with Trump and other far right wing sources in pushing misinformation, NOT a Progressive thing to do.

I’ve missed something, so what oppressed group do you belong to❓

Ian
Ian
1 year ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

I would suggest you review the vitriol spewed by Democrats at every move President Trump made (including NOT recommending taking a vaccine under his admin.) in combating covid when it landed here from China.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

No one but antivaxxers recommended NOT taking a vaccine even under the Trump regime. It was entirely the Trump administration’s fault that COVID-19 got established in the U.S. in the first place. They ended the CDC’s pandemic early-warning program to detect coronaviruses (against Scientific Advise) that even had a lab in Wuhan China❗

Ian
Ian
1 year ago
Reply to  West

Agreed. So is flooding the county with millions of unchecked Third World illegal liens (from some of the most covid high risk nations in the world) that you flying into select states to steal House seats as Democrats have done.

C.R.
C.R.
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

It’s all true! I currently have 4 covid infected illegal aliens staying at my house, I flew them in personally just so they can help steal House seats. All the Democrats are doing it. I’m just rather annoyed you have found out, this was supposed to be double top secret.

Ian
Ian
1 year ago
Reply to  C.R.

How cute, are they the same ones that murder, rape, and steal before being counted for apportionment? I have heard that some Queens are into that.
Four? Cheap’o! I guess you expect the rest of us to support the other 5 million + in California for you.

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

You are NOT keeping up with your QuackAnon conspiracy theory. It’s all having to do with the Reptilian Shape Shifting Extraterrestrial Aliens 👽 now ❗

Cy Husain
1 year ago
Reply to  Ian

NONSENSE ❗ The United States has the highest level of COVID-19 than anywhere in the world and is the epicenter of the antivaxx/COVID-19 denial movement. Anyone coming here from anywhere is INCREASING their risk of disease. High American voter is the biggest threat to republicans and conservatives anywhere in the country.

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