Los Angeles could soon ban the unvaccinated from most businesses

Unvaccinated people in Los Angeles could soon be banned from entering most businesses.

Next week, Los Angeles officials will vote on an emergency ordinance which would require proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, bars, gyms, and other indoor spaces.

Political leaders across the United States, led by President Joe Biden, have raised pressure on the unvaccinated in recent weeks. Laws requiring proof of vaccinations are deeply controversial, with many Americans criticizing them as government overreach.

All but one of the City Council members said they supported the proposal. If it is approved, Los Angeles would join San Francisco and New York among major U.S. cities with widespread vaccination mandates. The new rule would take effect in November.

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