Los Angeles looks set to introduce vaccine passports for residents to be able to enter indoor public spaces such as gyms, restaurants, bars and stores.
According to the KTLA report, the city council Wednesday “voted to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance requiring patrons to have at least one dose of the vaccine to be able to enter the indoor public spaces.”
Entertainment centers like stadiums, concert venues and movie theaters will also be subject to mandatory vaccine requirements.
Council President Nury Martinez justified the draconian move, declaring that “It’s our responsibility to protect the public, that includes protecting them from the unvaccinated.”
she added “The decision to not get vaccinated doesn’t just affect you. We have kids under the age of 12 who are not eligible for the vaccine yet, and someone’s decision to not get vaccinated affects them as well.”
Summit.news reports: LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell claims the motion is “not a vaccine mandate,” adding “We’re not going to tell someone, that they have to get vaccinated. We’re also not going to deny anyone the ability to access essential food, medicine… regardless of vaccination. That wouldn’t be cool, that wouldn’t be moral,”
But he added, “what is immoral is choosing not to get vaccinated.”
“We need to stop fighting the science and start fighting the virus,” the councilman proclaimed.
The report also notes that “The LA County Board of Supervisors also voted Tuesday to look into options for requiring residents to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter certain indoor spaces in unincorporated county areas.”
It isn’t clear how such ordinances would be enforced, especially given that LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said last month that “limited resources,” means his department will not be enforcing mask mandates, which he also said are “not backed by science. ”
If vaccine passports are implemented, LA will be following New York and San Francisco in declaring a two tier society.
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