Judge blocks LAPD officers’ bid to immediately overturn vaccine mandate

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A Los Angeles federal judge rejected a bid by a group of Los Angeles Police Department officers to immediately overturn the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for city employees, according to court papers obtained Thursday, Oct. 28. The lawsuit, filed in September in Los Angeles federal court, alleged the mandate violates the employees’ constitutional rights to privacy and due process. It also contends that data suggests that naturally acquired immunity may provide greater protection against the coronavirus and its variants than vaccine-induced immunity. An application for a temporary restraining order filed Oct. 24 argued that an online portal to request medical or religious exemptions to vaccinations “has never worked.” But in his order Wednesday, U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausn
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