The Latest: Protesters temporarily block LA vaccination site .

 The Latest: Protesters temporarily block LA vaccination site.

The Latest: Protesters temporarily block LA vaccination site .


Through Associated Press

The Los Angeles Times reports that one of the largest vaccination sites in the country temporarily closed on Saturday because dozens of protesters blocked the entrance, stopping hundreds of motorists who queued for hours.

Officials say the Los Angeles Fire Department closed the entrance to the vaccination center at Dodger Stadium at about 2:00 pm. as a precaution. The protesters included representatives of anti-vaccine and far-right groups.

Some of them carried posters condemning the COVID-19 vaccine and shouting for people not to get vaccinated. There were no cases of violence.

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LAS VEGAS. Clark County School District Superintendent Jess Hera says the isolation and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the mental health of students and staff. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Hera said in his annual state-of-the-school address on Friday that student suicides had reached an “almost unthinkable” level of 20 since schools closed in March. Hera cited steps taken by the district, including the District Police Department's home health checkup and the use of software that alerts schools to students reporting and being searched in self-mutilation language. Nevada on Saturday reported 1,070 additional known cases of COVID-19 and 46 deaths.

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