November 11. Public officials around the world are imposing new restrictions on the unvaccinated as many nations struggle to raise their COVID vaccination rates.
Unvaccinated people are five times more likely than vaccinated people to get infected and 10 times more likely to die from COVID, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many health care systems are buckling under new waves in cases among the unvaccinated.
The Singaporean government announced this week it will stop covering medical bills for people who are “unvaccinated by choice” after Dec. 8.
Austria’s chancellor said Thursday that a lockdown for the unvaccinated is “probably unavoidable,” AP reports.
In New South Wales, Australia, unvaccinated people over the age of 16 are no longer allowed to visit another person’s residence, except in limited circumstances.
Some German states have barred people who are eligible for vaccination but choose not to get it from indoor venues like restaurants and clubs, according to France 24.