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Data: Verywell; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

Most Americans support requiring proof they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling, going to school or going to work, a recent survey by Verywell found.

Why it matters: The idea of vaccine "passports" emerged early as a potential tool to reopen economies. But they've turned into a political flashpoint in several Republican-led states — and raised plenty of logistical challenges.

Details: Verywell Health polled 2,000 adults in the U.S. in early April about what activities people felt should require proof they'd gotten their COVID shots.

  • More than half thought vaccine proof should also be required for heading to concerts or sporting events, an approach New York rolled out this spring.
  • Far fewer supported requiring proof for activities like sitting inside a restaurant or shopping indoors, or attending a religious service.

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Aug 15, 2021 - Health

Man stabbed at Los Angeles City Hall COVID vaccine protest

Anti-vaccination protesters surround a counterprotester during an anti-vaccination rally near City Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday. Photo: David McNew/AFP via Getty Images

A man was stabbed and a journalist said he was assaulted during a protest against COVID-19 vaccinations outside Los Angeles' City Hall on Saturday.

Driving the news: A fight broke out after several hundred demonstrators rallied outside the City Hall and a small group of counterprotesters gathered nearby about 2pm local time, per the Los Angeles Times.

China builds its own movie empire

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Data: Gower Street citing Comscore; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

China blocked all four of Disney's Marvel movies from being released in its theaters last year, a grim sign for U.S. film giants being squeezed out of the world's fastest-growing box office.

Why it matters: The Chinese Communist Party is using domestic films as a key conduit for mass messaging aimed at achieving political goals, leaving little room for foreign views.

Why 401(k) rollovers are so annoying

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

If you happened to change jobs recently, you may have tried to transfer your retirement account from your former employer into an Individual Retirement Account or your new employer's 401(k) plan. If so, you probably encountered a bureaucratic gantlet — and you're not alone.

Why it matters: Kludgey processes around retirement account transfers result in people losing track of their funds, giving up important tax advantages, or otherwise disadvantaging themselves and being less prepared for retirement.