Could A Vaccine Mandate Leave Airlines (even More) Understaffed For The Holidays? What Travelers Need To Know

Large Protest Against Covid-19 Vaccination Mandates in Downtown L.A.Thousands of people gathered outside Los Angeles City Hall on Monday to protest covid-19 vaccination mandates, as the city began enforcing some of the nation’s strictest verification rules for businesses.  Los Angeles county and municipal employees, who also face a vaccine mandate, were among the protesters. Read more from the Los Angeles Times, the Sacramento Bee, the L.A. Daily News and KTLA.

State Health Officials, Concerned About Repeat of Last Year’s Winter Surge, Urge Boosters: California public health officials, hoping to avoid another surge of covid-19 cases this winter, urged state residents to get booster shots and vaccinate their newly eligible younger children. With the combination of people gathering indoors due to colder weather and waning vaccine immunity, the health department said it foresees a concerning rise of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths across the state. In 2020, daily cases rose from less than 3,000 in October to more than 58,000 in December. Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle and the Sierra Sun Times.

Below, check out the roundup of California Healthline’s coverage. For today's national health news, read KHN's Morning Briefing.

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