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California first in U.S. to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for schoolkids -governor

CoronavirusOct 01, 2021 04:41PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks after the polls close on the recall election, at the California Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento, California, U.S., September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

By Sharon Bernstein

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will become the first U.S. state to mandate statewide COVID-19 vaccinations for schoolchildren, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday as a Reuters tally showed the United States topping 700,000 coronavirus deaths.

“The state already requires that students are vaccinated against viruses that cause measles, mumps, and rubella – there’s no reason why we wouldn’t do the same for COVID-19," the Democratic governor said at a news conference.

Newsom said the schools mandate could be enacted as early as January, once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approves inoculations for their age groups. California is the most populous U.S. state.

The United States has reported an average of more than 2,000 deaths per day over the past week, representing about 60% of the peak in fatalities in January, a Reuters analysis of public health data showed.

The United States leads the world in COVID-19 cases and deaths, accounting for 19% and 14% of all reported infections and fatalities, according to the Reuters tally. Globally, the pandemic is set to surpass 5 million deaths.

While national hospitalization numbers have fallen in recent weeks, some states, especially in the south of the country, are bucking that trend to record big rises https://graphics.reuters.com/HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/USA-TRENDS/dgkvlgkrkpb/index.html, putting pressure on healthcare systems.

Public health officials say the state's strict COVID-19 public health orders helped to slow the transmission of the virus in recent weeks.

On Friday, the transmission map tracker of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed California with the lowest weekly case rate in the country.

Amid a national surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly transmissible Delta variant leading to serious illness and death mostly among unvaccinated people, several large school districts in California already have mandated COVID-19 vaccines for some students.

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the country's second-largest, requires them for children over the age of 12, for whom the FDA has authorized their emergency use.

Public schools in San Diego will require vaccines for students over the age of 16 in December, and in Hoboken, New Jersey, students must be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing for the virus.

California first in U.S. to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for schoolkids -governor
 

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Eudon Hickey
Eudon Hickey Oct 02, 2021 6:05AM ET
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Cant believe this guy is still in the seat
Jeremy Sklenar
Jeremy Sklenar Oct 01, 2021 11:38PM ET
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So california went full nazi.. simply unthinkable behavior
David Bowie
Defcon2 Oct 01, 2021 9:48PM ET
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America is so screwed up!
palmer gossett
palmer gossett Oct 01, 2021 9:23PM ET
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Californians like this treatment. Need being told what to do. It's a coddling thing. Just ask any Californian. Anything you say that puts down their government, they will shut you down. I say, they get what they deserve. There are a few, very few exceptions
Jose Cabreja
Jose Cabreja Oct 01, 2021 5:17PM ET
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🤡🤡🤡
Brian Chong
Brian Chong Oct 01, 2021 5:12PM ET
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"death among mostly unvaccinated" is such a fake news and fake narrative and the writer should do some investigation on this instead of copying and pasting. the data was between Jan of this year to June or July. how many folks were Vax in early months of this year? the data was not from July to now.
Jokers R Us
Jokers R Us Oct 01, 2021 5:05PM ET
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Where are the lawsuits? California needs to burn to the ground.
Vlad Lozovskiy
Vlad Lozovskiy Oct 01, 2021 5:00PM ET
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Nobody knows long term affects, but they push not only on adults, but on kids.  Just think about it.  they don't care about even kids!!!
Efrain Serrano
Efrain Serrano Oct 01, 2021 4:59PM ET
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Even though Puerto Rico isn’t an US state ( currently they are Part of USA since 1898 ) , they can be considered as the first one requiring the full vaccination for all students and teachers .
Felipe Daniel
Felipe Daniel Oct 01, 2021 2:37PM ET
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Project Veritas got video footage of J&J scientist saying children should never be given vaccine specially since long term side effects have yet to be seen.
Jm Vm
Jm Vm Oct 01, 2021 2:37PM ET
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Radical alt-right info ONLY impresses the less than bright. You might as well cite the fat golfer, breitbart, or veritas when pushing lies and misinformation since that's all they ever offer. Stick to the comics section, that provides more "news" than veritas. lol!
Pilot TwoFive
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Good luck…You voted for this boondoggle
 
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