Health experts agree the COVID-19 vaccines have proved to be extremely effective against the virus, including providing protection from the highly contagious Delta variant.…
Those safeguards are highlighted by the percentage of people who are now testing positive for the coronavirus in L.A. County.

In an alarming spike in cases, 99% of new infections involve people who have not been vaccinated.…
And now, in the wake of that increased transmission, local officials are requiring not only the unvaccinated but also those who have been inoculated against the disease to wear masks in public indoor settings.

In essence, authorities hope requiring everyone to wear masks indoors will force the unvaccinated to do so, giving them more protection.…

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