January 31 According to an Associated Press report on the 31st, a coronavirus vaccination site in California, USA, was surrounded by protesters on the 30th, which is also one of the largest coronavirus vaccination sites in the United States.
The vaccination site was forced to close for a time because protesters blocked the entrance.
The report quoted the Los Angeles Times as saying that Los Angeles Fire Department officials said that for safety reasons, the entrance to the vaccination site at Dodge Stadium had been temporarily closed at about 2 p.m. that day.
Dozens of protesters held signs against the coronavirus vaccine, demanding that people who drove in not be vaccinated.
Fortunately, there was no violent clashes at the scene.
“Jaquez, a California resident who came from other places to get the vaccine, was forced to wait an hour longer because of the suspension of the vaccination site.” It is a completely wrong behavior, sending out the wrong message.” He said, “I have been waiting for appointments for several weeks.
I am a dentist and have to take huge risks in dealing with patients every day.
I just want to keep my patients and family safe. A vaccine is the only way to defeat this virus.”
“We’re never intimidated by threats,” California Gov. Newsom tweeted after the vaccination sites reopened.
A spokesman for the mayor of Los Angeles said that although the vaccination work was disrupted, no appointment was cancelled.
The report pointed out that these protesters included groups opposed to vaccines and extreme right-wing forces.
According to the Los Angeles Times, as of the 30th, the number of confirmed cases in California had exceeded 3.2 million.
The cumulative death toll has exceeded 40,000, or one in 1,000 Californians has died of COVID-19. Health officials also issued a warning on the same day that two patients in Los Angeles County have been infected with the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7 found in the UK, and that the variants virus is still spreading in local communities.