COVID vaccines work. Why is L.A. mask mandate necessary? – Los Angeles Times (Me: Newspaper should not join in on disregarding health advice from health department! Article slanted toward masks maybe not needed)

L.A. County officials are now worried that unvaccinated people instead responded by not masking up in required settings. And with cases and hospitalizations growing, authorities say they hope reinstituting masking as a social norm will help reduce disease transmission.

“We’re not where we need to be for the millions at risk of infection here in Los Angeles County, and waiting to do something will be too late given what we’re seeing now,” said Dr. Muntu Davis, the county’s health officer.

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

Source: COVID vaccines work. Why is L.A. mask mandate necessary? – Los Angeles Times