Vaccine mandates are working in California. Here’s what the numbers show
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California in August gave the state’s health care workers an ultimatum: get vaccinated by Sept. 30 or submit to twice-weekly COVID-19 testing. So far, it appears to be working. Three major Sacramento-area health care systems say vaccination rates among employees are now higher than the general population. “It’s more than good, it’s very good,” said Dr. Bradley Pollock, associate dean and Rolkin Chair of Public Health Sciences at University of California, Davis.. “Mandates, so far, seem to be the most effective thing we have to overcome the vaccine hesitancy.” Gov. Gavin Newsom is doubling down...