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    The majority of U.S. employers are requiring their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or are planning such mandates, a new survey finds. Advisory firm Willis Towers Watson surveyed 543 companies representing 5.2 million workers in mid-November, asking about their Covid safety policies. About 18 percent of the companies are requiring vaccines already, according to the survey, while 32 percent will add a vaccine requirement if Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules take effect An additional seven percent of employers plan to require vaccinations regardless of the OSHA rule.  Only three percent of employers with vaccine mandates reported a notable increase in resignations. The findings suggest that vaccine mandates are broadly popular with employers - despite a number of legal challenges as employers seek to bring their workers back into offices safely. The majority of U.S. employers in a recent survey said they are already requiring or plan to require vaccines for all workers, pending an upcoming OSHA rule The survey suggests that vaccine mandates are popular with employers despite legal challenges. Pictured: Vaccination at a pop-up clinic in...
    President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration planned to announce. A senior administration official said the requirement, which the White House previewed in October, brings the rules for essential travelers in line with those that took effect earlier this month for leisure travelers, when the U.S. reopened its borders to fully vaccinated individuals. FAUCI PROMOTING THANKSGIVING FOR VACCINATED AMERICANS, WARNING UNVAXXED IS 'GOOD FOR MARKETING’: MAKARY Essential travelers entering by ferry will also be required to be fully vaccinated by the same date, the official said. The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to preview the announcement. BURLINGTON, IA - AUGUST 07: Then-Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks about White Nationalism during a campaign press conference on August 7, 2019, in Burlington, Iowa.  (Tom Brenner/Getty Images) The rules pertain to non-U.S. nationals. American citizens and permanent residents may still enter the U.S. regardless of...
    The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Tuesday announced it had warned financial institutions against getting involved with cryptocurrency, saying they should ask the feds for a statement of “non-objection” before taking any action. Banks should not engage with cryptocurrencies without “written notification of the supervisory office’s non-objection,” the office said in an interpretive letter dated Nov. 15 but published on Tuesday. “In deciding whether to grant supervisory non-objection, the supervisory office will evaluate the adequacy of the bank’s risk management systems and controls, and risk measurement systems, to enable the bank to engage in the proposed activities in a safe and sound manner.” Financial institutions have been increasingly undercut by companies and cryptocurrencies that use decentralized finance — or DeFi — offering traditional financial services at better rates. Companies such as BlockFi and Celsius have siphoned banking customers away with interest rates on traditional saving start at around 8 percent, 20 times higher than the “high-interest” savings accounts offered by American Express, while protocols including Compound and Aave enable users to take out loans with...
    Santa Cruz County, California, is imposing an indoor mask mandate beginning Sunday night which requires residents to wear masks in private settings, including homes, regardless of vaccination status. An indoor mask mandate is now in effect in Santa Cruz County and it covers private settings like a home. https://t.co/WVNohft7wC pic.twitter.com/PhAo1Fpr9y — ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) November 23, 2021 The mandate applies to gatherings of those who live in a different homes but meet together in one location, and it was imposed in light of rising COVID-19 cases in the area, according to ABC 7. (RELATED: Second Grader Suspended For Not Wearing Mask Speaks Out Against Mandates With DeSantis) Bay Area COVID-19 cases are still lower than they were during summer surges, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. “Unfortunately, a potential winter surge appears to be a significant threat to the health and safety of our community,” said Dr. Gail Newel, Santa Cruz County’s health officer, according to the Chronicle. San Francisco Mayor London Breed received blowback after being photographed maskless at a nightclub in violation of her own mandate in September....
    Carlos Barria/Getty Images Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will roll back masking requirements in the nation’s capital effective Nov. 22, she announced on Tuesday. “This does not mean that … everyone needs to stop wearing their mask, but it does mean that we’re shifting the government’s response to providing you this risk-based information and recommending layering strategies as the best way to protect yourself and the community,” Bowser said at a press conference. Going forward, Bowser said, privately-owned facilities will not be required to demand that their customers or visitors wear face masks. But they will retain the option to do so, and masks will still be required in settings that include public transit, taxis, schools, and other government facilities. The move makes D.C. one of the last jurisdictions among its peers in the United States to roll back the mask mandate. Just six states — Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington  — still require private facilities to enforce mask mandates on their behalf. Bowser acted aggressively during the Covid-19 pandemic to require face masks and often came under...
    Is it possible for both a company and the individuals working for said company to be filled with more s@%t than even the sum of their parts? Fox News has time and time again defied all constructs of decency, intelligence, and morality. On Friday, Fox News sent out invites to raise themselves some money at what is being called an “award show.” The network that has turned its audience into the biggest believers in public health misinformation want everyone to meet up! The event is Fox Nation’s Patriot Awards 2021! Wowsers! It will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Hollywood, Florida! (GET IT?!?!?!?!?!) Tickets range from $125 for a plain old Patriot ticket up to $500 for a Patriot Gold ticket. “Special guests” will include all kinds of Fox Nation favorites like Tucker Carlson. Barf! Patriots are about freedom and Trump and the freedom to be you and me. No, it means the freedom to just be them everyone else be damned! Probably unrelated fine print from the event: “IMPORTANT: In order to attend The Patriot Awards, all attendees must show either (A) COVID...
    Lawmakers pen letter to CDC to address decline in breast cancer screenings due to COVID The Latest: Island nations press case as COP26 winds down © Provided by The Motley Fool Ohio Will Require High School Students to Take a Personal Finance Course Before Graduating © Getty Images Group of teens around a laptop Having personal finance skills is essential for a successful life. Many people don't learn how to properly manage their money and make important financial decisions until they've already made big money mistakes as adults. This means they have to dig their way out of trouble, which can take time and education. School curriculum should include personal finance classes, but that's often not the case. That's soon about to change in the state of Ohio. Find out more about an upcoming curriculum change that will impact high school students at public schools throughout the state. On Oct. 28, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill that will require public school high schoolers to take a financial literacy course before graduating. Each student will need to take...
    Paris (CNN)French president Emmanuel Macron said France will continue using the country's health pass to ensure uptake of booster shots of the vaccine in a national address Tuesday evening.Announcing the opening of third shots for those aged over 50 from the beginning of December, Macron also said that from mid-December proof of a third shot would be necessary for those aged over 65 to revalidate their health pass. Those aged over 65 have been able to request a third dose since September 1 in France.The health pass has been an essential tool for the French government in boosting vaccination rates, banning entry to public transport and a variety of public and private spaces for those without proof of full vaccination.Masks will remain obligatory in schools and are currently required indoors and on public transport.Read More "The fifth wave has started in Europe," Macron said, citing the WHO, adding that the UK and Germany are now recording 30,000 new Covid-19 cases daily. "We have not finished with the pandemic," he said.Europe's fifth waveLarge swathes of Europe are battling to beat back...
    Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday it will “take a number of weeks” for New York City to begin vaccinating large swathes of 5-11 year-old residents, but that the question of when to begin checking their vaccination status is something the city needs to “focus on now.” De Blasio was asked at a press conference when the city will begin to check vaccination cards for 5-11 year-olds who want to participate in certain indoor activities. New Yorkers aged 12 and up must present proof of vaccination to be at certain facilities in the city like restaurants, theaters and gyms. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says he wants to require children ages 5-11 show proof of COVID vaccine to access businesses pic.twitter.com/X3iW0AcZes — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 9, 2021 “That’s a very good question, and honestly one we need to focus on now. We want to get to the day we actually could vaccinate the youngest New Yorkers and get that rolling,” de Blasio said. “It’s a great question Elizabeth and it’s one I don’t think we’re...
                        According to several Sunday reports, one of the world’s largest investment firms has set strict guidelines on when white men can be hired in a new diversity initiative. State Street Global Advisors will require leaders to seek approval before they hire white men, according to Fox Business.  The company is reportedly trying to triple the number of black, Asian and other minorities in senior staff positions over the next two years. If executives fail to meet their diversity hire targets, they risk financial repercussions in the form of losing bonuses. “Recruiters will now have to establish panels of four or five employees, including a woman and a person with a minority background, when hiring middle management staff,” the report said. The initiative is being rolled out in the company’s London branch. “This is now front and central for State Street — it’s on every senior executive’s scorecard,” State Street’s inclusion, diversity and corporate citizenship Jess McNicholas reportedly said. “All of our leaders have to demonstrate at their annual appraisals...
    UFC President Dana White said he will not force a vaccine requirement on the organization's fighters ahead of UFC 268, which is set to be held Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. "My fighters can get vaccinated or not," he said . "I believe as an American, that's your choice. If you want to get vaccinated — your body. This is a free country. You do what you want." UFC shows will be open to fans whether they are vaccinated or not, the UFC president said. BIDEN'S ALMA MATTER REMOVES 'LET'S GO BRANDON' SIGN AT FOOTBALL GAME "If you're vaccinated and you want to come to the event, you can come to the event in New York," White said. "If you're not, we're gonna be putting on 44 events around the country, you can go to one of those shows." White says he is tired of the craziness and restrictions associated with the pandemic, adding that Tuesday's election in Virginia is a sign people around the country feel the same way, Fox...
    HOLLYWOOD (KABC) -- New vaccine requirements will go into effect on Nov. 4 for LA County and on Nov. 8 for the city of L.A."This is the best way we're going to be able to go from a pandemic situation to an endemic situation where we all learn to live safely with this virus," said emergency physician Michael Daignault.Starting Nov. 4, the county will require proof of vaccination at bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries, nightclubs and lounges.The city mandate for indoor places will require proof of vaccination at spots where food and beverages are served like restaurants, bars, coffee shops, breweries and wineries.The city mandate also includes gyms and fitness venues. Plus, entertainment and recreational venues like movie theaters, music and concert venues, museums and shopping centers. It also includes personal care establishments like spas, nail salons, hair salons and barbershops.Watch the video for more.Follow Sophie on social media:FacebookTwitterInstagram
    Children of San Francisco: Prepare to keep your vaccination cards close by.  The California city has announced that kids ages 5 to 11 will soon need to show proof they have received the coronavirus vaccine in order to gain access to indoor businesses and activities such as restaurants and gyms.  "We definitely want to wait and make sure that children have an opportunity to get vaccinated," San Francisco Health Officer Dr. Susan Phillip said Tuesday during a virtual town hall on the city’s YouTube channel. "That will happen no sooner than about eight weeks after the vaccine is available to kids. So there will be a limited time in which there will not be those requirements, but then at some point, 5- to 11-year-olds will also have to show proof of vaccination to access some of those same settings."  Covid-19 information signs are on display in the window of a restaurant as proof of vaccination requirements are in effect in San Francisco, California  (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) CDC APPROVES CORONAVIRUS VACCINE FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 TO 11  The...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Unified School District said it welcomes a COVID-19 vaccine for children, but it's not adding younger students to its mandate.According to a statement issued by the district on Tuesday, children aged 5 to 11 won't be required to get the shot, though the district says it's "highly encouraged."Their mobile vaccination sites will start offering doses of the Pfizer vaccine to children aged 5 to 11 on Monday, Nov. 8. The following week, 13 school-based clinics will offer the vaccine.The district said those clinics will also administer shots on select Saturdays. You can find more information on LAUSD's website."COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect our students, staff and families, and public schools are natural sites for our students and families to receive this life-saving vaccine," said the district.On Tuesday, Los Angeles County received its first shipment of pediatric doses of the vaccine. Officials said they could start administering them as early as Wednesday or Thursday.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the pediatric shots last week, and a CDC...
    New York (CNN Business)Amazon is lifting a mask mandate for fully vaccinated warehouse workers beginning Tuesday.Vaccinated Amazon workers will no longer have to wear a face covering in the warehouse unless a federal, state or local law requires it. In a statement, Amazon said it continues to evaluate Covid-19 safety measures and is making adjustments with public health authorities and its own medical experts to "prioritize the health and safety of employees."Amazon (AMZN) reinstated a mask mandate for its US warehouse employees in August as the Delta variant led to a spike in Covid cases across the world. The company had previously relaxed its mask requirement in May for fully vaccinated US warehouse workers, at least in areas where local regulations did not continue to require them. More recently, Amazon said it would stop offering on-site Covid-19 testing by the end of July, citing the wide availability of testing and vaccines.Amazon's business boomed during the pandemic as households and companies leaned on its various services. But the company was criticized early on in the pandemic after some workers said the...
    Citi will require all 65,000 of its US staff to be vaccinated by January and is giving any worker that provides proof of vaccination by December 8 a $200 'thank you' bonus.   The announcement came on Thursday in a LinkedIn post by the head of HR. Officials from the bank later confirmed it was part of a move to get everyone back into the office.  Citi had been one of the more relaxed Wall Street firms in its approach to at-home working, citing families and childcare as one of the reasons why it was harder for people to go back.  Now, it seems the bank is instructing everyone to return to the office next year, and that the vaccine mandate is folded into it.  In August, HR boss Sarah Wechter announced that all New York office employees must be vaccinated, and that some employees in other office locations would also have to be vaccinated.  HR boss Sarah Wechter announced the mandate in a LinkedIn post on Thursday  Citi CEO Jane Fraser has not yet commented on the decision  The new...
    Larry Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock.Martin Simon | CNBC Larry Fink, the CEO and Chairman of Blackrock, sees addressing climate change as a massive potential for new businesses. "It is my belief that the next 1,000 unicorns — companies that have a market valuation over a billion dollars — won't be a search engine, won't be a media company, they'll be businesses developing green hydrogen, green agriculture, green steel and green cement," Fink said Monday at the Middle East Green Initiative Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Climate change is a business opportunity, Fink said, because addressing it will require that virtually every segment of industry will have to be reinvented. "Getting to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is going to require a revolution in the production of everything we produce, and a revolution in everything we consume. The process of creating fuel, food and construction materials, with all the needs that we have as humanity, it all has to be reinvented," Fink said. "And that's going to require a large amount of investment, a large amount of...
    Callers in 35 states and one U.S. territory will transition to 10-digit dialing starting on Sunday, as the federal government prepares an easier emergency option to access the national suicide prevention hotline.  There are 82 area codes in 35 states and one U.S. territory that used "988" as their local exchange and allow seven-digit dialing, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). A local exchange, also known as a central office code, is the first three numbers of a seven-digit telephone number.  UNC CHAPEL HILL CANCELS CLASSES AMID SUICIDE FEARS, MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS  "To prepare for implementation of a quick way to dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – using only ‘988’ to connect callers to the Lifeline – these area codes must transition to ten-digit dialing for all calls, including local calls," the FCC said on its website.   That means callers in 82 area codes will need to dial the recipient’s area code first before adding their usual phone number. After Oct. 22, local calls made with just seven digits may not connect. Ten digit dialing has been...
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Starting Sunday, people in Wisconsin will have to dial local numbers using 10 digits - the area code and the seven-digit phone number.Currently, people in Wisconsin can place a call to a number in the same area code without dialing the area code. The change will affect both landlines and cellphones and all of Wisconsin's six area codes, as well as more than two dozen other states that have not already switched to 10-digit dialing.The change is because the Federal Communications Commission is establishing 988 as the new nationwide phone number for suicide prevention and mental health help.The video featured is from a related report.
    From Pasadena to Palo Alto, callers in nine California area codes will be required to use 10-digit dialing when making phone calls beginning Sunday. The changes, which will affect thousands of California residents, stem from federal rules that will make it easier for callers to reach crisis resources. Callers who have a 988 exchange or “central office code” — the first three numbers of a seven-digit phone number — will have to dial the area code of a desired number first, followed by the remaining seven digits, to complete their connections. The change was ordered by the Federal Communications Commission in July 2020 when it established 988 as the new nationwide three-digit phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Across the U.S., 82 area codes will transition to 10-digit dialing to help facilitate the change. Currently, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline uses the toll-free number (800) 272-8255 to connect to an expansive network of approximately 180 crisis centers nationwide. According to the FCC, the changes “will help to ensure ubiquitous deployment of 988, thereby easing access to the suicide...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of Minnesota will require all university employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. President Joan Gabel sent a systemwide message on Tuesday to students, faculty, and staff that the school must collect proof of vaccination from its employees. READ MORE: Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids 5-11 Was Over 90% Effective In Trials, Appears Safe (CBS News)This request follows President Joe Biden’s recent issued executive order that requires federal contractor and and subcontractors to show proof of employee vaccinations. Gabel said this order applies to the university, which receives more than $500 million a year through federal contracts. READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 22 More Deaths, Though New Cases Appear To Be Trending DownThe federal contract mandate requires covered employees to be fully vaccinated no later than Dec. 8. In the coming weeks, all faculty and staff will be required to submit proof of vaccination. The school is also assessing student vaccination status based on information already provided by the students. MORE NEWS: Data Show COVID Cases In Minnesota Schools Have Declined, But Experts Still...
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    Coachella attendees will no longer be required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to gain entry to the popular California music festival. The festival announced the change of policy on its website, noting that instead of the jab, attendees can enter with proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of arrival. "After seeing first-hand the low transmission data and successful implementation of safety protocols at our festivals recently … we feel confident that we can safely update our policy for Coachella," the post read. Beyonce performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California.   (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella) PAUL MCCARTNEY SLAMS THE ROLLING STONES, CALLS THEM A ‘BLUES COVER BAND’ The move is a reversal from an August announcement by AEG Presents, the live events company behind Coachella, that said beginning Oct. 1 all ticket holders to their events must be vaccinated. "We have come to the conclusion that, as a market leader, it was up to us to take...
    Texas-based American Airlines and Southwest Airlines said on Tuesday they would order their staff to get the Covid vaccine - in defiance of Governor Gregg Abbott's ban on vaccine mandates. The airlines said they would comply with President Joe Biden's executive order which requires airline employees to be vaccinated by December 8. Also on Tuesday, Chicago-based Boeing said  that its employees must be vaccinated against COVID or face being. The policy will apply to roughly 125,000 U.S.-based employees company-wide, about 5,000 of them based in Texas. The two Texas-based carriers, American and Southwest, said the federal mandate superseded an order issued on Monday by Republican Governor Greg Abbott barring COVID-19 vaccine mandates by any entity, including private employers. Southwest said it 'would be expected to comply with the President's Order to remain compliant as a federal contractor.'  American Airlines said while it was reviewing Abbott's executive order, 'this does not change anything' for the company. The airline said Tuesday that they would require their employees to be fully vaccinated by December 8 in compliance with the Biden administration's vaccine mandate...
    Baggy Jeans Are Back, Baby: Peep the 13 Best-Looking Pairs To Wear Now Jeff Fisher responds to Jon Grudens claim Roger Goodell pressured Rams to draft Michael Sam Coachella and Stagecoach will not require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for attendees, going against an earlier policy put in place by the festivals' parent company. © Provided by People Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival On Tuesday, both music festivals announced that patrons attending their 2022 events can forgo showing proof of vaccination by instead presenting a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival. "After seeing first-hand the low transmission data and successful implementation of safety protocols at our festivals recently, alongside the rising vaccination rate of eligible Americans, we feel confident that we can safely update our policy for Coachella that allows for negative covid test taken within 72 hours of the event OR proof of full vaccination," a statement on the Coachella website reads. © Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival A similar statement was posted to the official...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — US to reopen land borders for nonessential travel in November after 19-month freeze, will require COVID-19 vaccination. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Two hospital systems, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, say they will require transplant patients to be vaccinated for the Chinese coronavirus. The news follows the story of UCHealth denying a woman a kidney transplant because she did not receive a vaccination. Cleveland Clinic announced it is now requiring both donors and transplant patients to be vaccinated for the Chinese coronavirus prior to undergoing the surgery, citing the “health and safety” of patients. “Cleveland Clinic has recently developed safety protocols for solid organ transplantation that require COVID-19 vaccination to be an active transplant candidate or living donor,” the hospital system said in a statement: Vaccination is particularly important in these patients for their safety. For the living donor, preventing COVID-19 infection around the time of a surgical operation is crucial. For the transplant candidate, in addition to a major operation, medications taken after an organ transplant weaken a person’s immune response. Serious complications of COVID-19 are most likely to develop in those individuals who have weakened immune systems, as their body has a reduced ability to fight and recover from infections....
    SACRAMENTO —  California became the first state in the nation Saturday to adopt a law requiring large retail stores to provide gender neutral toy sections under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The new law, which takes effect in 2024, says that retail stores with 500 or more employees must sell some toys and childcare products outside of areas specifically labeled by gender. Retailers can continue to offer other toys and childcare goods in traditional boys and girls sections if they choose to. Newsom offered no comment on the bill signing, one of several announced in the final batch of legislative actions weighed for the year. Assembly Bill 1084 continues a gradual shift in the retail industry away from strictly marketing children’s products under traditional gender stereotypes, said Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell), who introduced the legislation. Target dropped boys and girls toy sections in 2015, and other retailers have since moved away from gender-specific labels. “Part of it is to make sure if you’re a young girl that you can find a police car, fire truck, a...
    Life for Louisiana State University students just got a little easier, with the school announcing on Friday it will no longer require proof of vaccination or a negative test against COVID-19 to enter its stadium. The Baton Rouge school will remove its requirements beginning Oct. 16, when the team faces off against the Florida Gators . The decision comes as Louisiana is seeing less than 5% of COVID-19 tests returning positive results. STUDENT ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY ATTACKING TEACHER IN SUSPECTED TIK TOK TREND "Active COVID cases continue to decline in our community, proving that what we’re doing is working," LSU President William F. Tate IV said in a Thursday statement . "We’re not out of the woods yet, but we’re in a good position thanks to [the students'] efforts." While Tiger Stadium will no longer require the vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test, students will still be required to wear masks in any indoor part of the stadium. Once students are seated in the stadium, they are free to take their masks off. In...
    Alyssa Milano’s uncle Mitchell Carp now needs open heart surgery following their August car accident, the actress has confirmed. "He’s out of the hospital, he’s home," the 48-year-old shared with Entertainment Tonight at Variety’s Power of Women event on Thursday, adding, "he has care and they’re trying to build up his strength to get open heart surgery. So that’s kind of where we are now." Milano said uncle Mitch attended her son’s baseball game earlier that week, which was "really amazing." This is a vast improvement from the days following the crash in which Milano’s uncle was on life support. ALYSSA MILANO AND UNCLE INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT AFTER HE SUFFERED A MEDICAL INCIDENT WHILE DRIVING Alyssa Milano's uncle will need surgery following traffic incident.  (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) When asked how she was doing following the scary incident, Milano said she’s "been really good throughout this whole thing." "Whereas if you would’ve told me years ago, ‘You’re gonna get into a really bad accident. You’re gonna have to save this person’s life and it’s gonna be really scary,’...
    American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue are joining United Airlines in requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as the Biden administration steps up pressure on major US carriers to mandate the shots. The airlines provide special flights, cargo hauling and other services for the government. The companies say that makes them government contractors who are covered by President Joe Biden's order directing contractors to require employees to be vaccinated. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told his more than 100,000 employees late Friday that the airline is still working on details, but 'it is clear that team members who choose to remain unvaccinated will not be able to work at American Airlines.' The pilot union at American recently estimated that 4,200 - or 30 per cent - of the airline's pilots are not vaccinated.   Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways, who each employee more than 22,000 people, told their employees that they must be vaccinated as early as December 8, per the Biden administration's deadline, CNBC reports.    American Airlines announced all of its more than 100,000 employees would be required to get...
    "This is just another vaccine," he added. "[The coronavirus vaccine will join] a well-established list that currently includes 10 vaccines and well-established rules and regulations that have been advanced by the legislature for decades." In September, Pfizer submitted evidence to the Food and Drug Administration indicating that their COVID-19 shots are safe and effective for children ages 5 to 11. Experts believe that the shots could be made available to that group by Thanksgiving. What else? The report added that 54% of the nation's adolescents ages 12 to 15 years have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as 62% of 16- and 17-year olds. In August, Newsom announced that all school staff would either need to provide proof of full vaccination or be tested for COVID-19 on a regular basis in order to deliver in-person instruction. All school staff is required to be in full compliance by Oct. 15.
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference after meeting with students at James Denman Middle School on October 01, 2021 in San Francisco, California.Justin Sullivan | Getty Images California will require students attending school in person to get vaccinated for Covid-19 following full approval by the Food and Drug Administration, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday. Newsom's latest order, the first of its kind nationwide, will roll out in two phases for students learning in-person. The mandate will first take effect for students ages 12 and over following full approval by the FDA for that entire age group. Pfizer's Covid vaccine is currently authorized only on an emergency use basis for children ages 12 to 15. The FDA has approved the vaccine for kids age 16 and over in August.Newsom said California will apply the mandate for students ages 12 and up as early as Jan. 1 but possibly as late as July 1 depending on when FDA authorization takes place.Anti-vaccine protesters stage a protest outside of the San Diego Unified School District office to protest a forced...
    California became the first state in the country to effectuate a coronavirus vaccine mandate on children in schools. The state will require that children must have the COVID-19 vaccine to return to the classroom in person. The mandate will go into effect following approval from the Food and Drug Administration, according to the governor's office. "Our schools already require vaccines for measles, mumps, and more," said Gov. Gavin Newsom , a Democrat. "Why? Because vaccines work." VA HOSPITAL NURSE CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTING FAKE VACCINATION CARDS The governor in August announced a mandate on either a COVID-19 vaccination or regular testing for teachers and all other school staff. BREAKING: CA will require our kids to get the COVID-19 vaccine to come to school.This will go into effect following full FDA approval.Our schools already require vaccines for measles, mumps and more. Why? Because vaccines work. This is about keeping our kids safe & healthy.— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) October 1, 2021 CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER The state implemented "first-in-the-nation" measures in June that all state...
    (CNN)The US is bracing for a combination of threats this winter as both the flu and Covid-19 spread, and the country will likely have to change daily life to cope with both, an expert said."I think the twin threats of this pathogen and the flu circulating every winter, as coronaviruses settle into a more seasonal pattern, is going to be too much for society to bear," former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, told CNN's Jake Tapper. "I think we're going to have to readjust how we live our lives."Covid-19 cases have been driven up by the more transmissible Delta variant, but Gottlieb said last week that this could be the last major wave of infection the country sees. But that depends on enough people obtaining protection from either infection or vaccination, he added. People in the Northeast could prevent a Covid-19 surge like the one in the South by following these measures, Fauci saysCurrently, 55.8% of the US population is fully vaccinated against the virus, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control...
    The Vatican will require visitors to carry a "Green Pass" demonstrating proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test beginning Oct. 1. Visitors will need to present either a Vatican Green Pass, a European Green Pass, or a foreign COVID-19 Green Pass proving vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. Visitors who show a negative molecular or antigenic test will also be allowed entry. The new safety precautions come after Pope Francis requested that every safety measure be taken against the virus, according to Vatican News . WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES NEW SYSTEM ALLOWING FULLY VACCINATED FOREIGN NATIONALS TO FLY TO US "The Pope affirmed the necessity of ensuring 'the health and well-being of the working community while respecting the dignity, rights and fundamental freedoms of each of its members,' and requested the Governorate to 'adopt every suitable measure to prevent, control and counteract the health emergency,'" the outlet wrote. An exception to the announcement will be granted to those attending mass, but only “for the time strictly necessary for the celebration.” During mass, health regulations including...
    A Department of Labor rule will require unvaccinated workers at large businesses to get tested regularly for the coronavirus. Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday accused President Joe Biden of shutting down businesses with his attempts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. In a Fox News appearance, Abbott took aim at Biden's vaccine mandate, suggesting employers would have to close their doors due to an exodus of anti-vaccination workers: President Biden's order, it will cause businesses maybe to shut down. I've seen a report that showed as many as 40% of workers may not show up to work if they're required to get a vaccine shot. That will cause employers not to be able to have the employees they need to run their businesses. So this is very dangerous for business. The Republican Governors Association tweeted out a video of the Abbott's appearance and said, "Businesses across the country have been hit hard enough over the last year. @GregAbbott_TX knows the last thing Texans need are additional barriers to earn...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A new health order requiring people attending an outdoor mega event of 10,000 or more to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 will be issued later this week, according to Los Angeles County public health officials. The order, which is expected to be issued later this week, will not only apply to large-scale events, but will also require proof of vaccination for all customers and employees of indoor portions of bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges. READ MORE: Driver Killed, Woman Hurt After Vintage Sports Car Careens Into Pole In Temple City For restaurants, however, vaccinate verification will be recommended for employees and customers of indoor portions of restaurants. The owner of Bar Calo In Echo Park said he already requires customers to show proof of vaccination. READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed On Metro Train In Downtown LA “A majority of people have it on their phones and everybody has been really cool about it because most of the people who come in want the same thing,” said Josh Goldman. “They want to get...
    Los Angeles County’s chief public health officer said Wednesday, Sept. 15, that the county will amend its health order this week to require “targeted” vaccine verification at outdoor mega events and certain businesses, warning that the region will face “endless cycles” of coronavirus surges every few months without more vaccine coverage across the region. The amended order, which will be posted on Friday, will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test starting Oct. 7 for outdoor large concerts, sports events and other activities of 10,000 people or more. It will also will mandate customers and employees at the indoor areas of bars, nightclubs, breweries and lounges to show verification of at least one vaccination dose by Oct. 7 and a second by Nov. 4, said Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. Theme parks are also covered under the order, Ferrer said. “This is a reasonable path forward that can position us to break the cycle of surges,” Ferrer said on Wednesday, Sept. 15, noting that as the fall and winter months loom — potentially periods in...
    WALTHAM (CBS) – Raytheon Technologies, said it will require all its U.S. employees to be vaccinated by Jan. 1. The company said it will allow exemptions on the basis of medical issues and religious beliefs. Raytheon Technologies is an aerospace and defence company headquartered in Waltham. The company has about 181,000 employees worldwide.
    Los Angeles County will issue an order this week that will require people to show proof of vaccination for indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs, and lounges while also requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for "outdoor mega-events" such as Dodgers, Rams, and Chargers games. "This modified health officer order aligns with the continued need to reduce risk of transmission and increase vaccination coverage," County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer said during a Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday. "This is a reasonable path forward that will position us to be better able to break the cycle of surges." The order is set to require customers and employees of bars and other indoor nightlife venues to have one dose of the vaccine by Oct. 7, receiving their second dose no later than Nov. 4. The order will also recommend, but not require, customers at indoor restaurants to provide proof of vaccination. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP  The order will also target "mega-events" such as outdoor sporting events and concerts, requiring all attendees, employees, and participants...
    The United States is now requiring all new immigrants applying for permanent residency to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as part of their immigration medical examination, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Tuesday. However, the new rule will not apply to migrants crossing the southern border illegally.  Anyone crossing the border has had the option to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at various patrol sites since early August, but it will still be on a voluntary basis and no one will need to show proof of vaccination to enter the country.  In a statement about the new mandate, which will be effective October 1, the USCIS wrote that anyone ‘applying to become a lawful permanent resident, and other applicants as deemed necessary, must undergo an immigration medical examination to show they are free from any conditions that would render them inadmissible under the health-related grounds.'  All new immigrants applying for permanent residency must be vaccinated against Covid-19 as part of their immigration medical examination, but the new rule will not apply to migrants crossing the southern border illegally ...
                      by J.D. Davidson  Masks are returning in Ohio’s largest city as Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced a new mandate for indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status. Ginther said the rapid rise of COVID-19 numbers in the city requires city government to take action. He said he will issue an executive order requiring masks in all indoor spaces as of Friday. “Sadly, far too many remain unvaccinated. Without a sufficiently high vaccination rate, it continues to linger and evolve. New cases on the rise. Hospitalizations are on the rise, and the strain on our medical and public health professionals has reached a breaking point,” Ginther said Wednesday. “This isn’t about shutting down and giving up. This is about keeping Columbus safe and open for business.” The order will apply to schools, libraries, gyms, restaurants and stores. Columbus suburbs Whitehall and Bexley also announced Wednesday they will issue executive orders Friday requiring masks in indoor spaces. Other cities around the state, both large and small, have enacted similar ordinances in recent...
    Masks are returning in Ohio’s largest city as Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced a new mandate for indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status. Ginther said the rapid rise of COVID-19 numbers in the city requires city government to take action. He said he will issue an executive order requiring masks in all indoor spaces as of Friday. “Sadly, far too many remain unvaccinated. Without a sufficiently high vaccination rate, it continues to linger and evolve. New cases on the rise. Hospitalizations are on the rise, and the strain on our medical and public health professionals has reached a breaking point,” Ginther said Wednesday. “This isn’t about shutting down and giving up. This is about keeping Columbus safe and open for business.” The order will apply to schools, libraries, gyms, restaurants and stores. Columbus suburbs Whitehall and Bexley also announced Wednesday they will issue executive orders Friday requiring masks in indoor spaces. Other cities around the state, both large and small, have enacted similar ordinances in recent weeks. The General Assembly restricted mandates throughout the...
    DOWNTOWN — Several vendors have pulled out of a vegan food fest being held this weekend because it isn’t requiring people to be vaccinated or show proof of a negative coronavirus test. Vegandale — which is expected to draw thousands of people to Grant Park on Saturday — announced on Tuesday it will not require attendees to prove they’re vaccinated or to provide a negative COVID-19 test to get into the festival. Now, some vendors and attendees are scrambling to figure out what to do. “I just assumed that because Pitchfork, Lollapalooza and Riot Fest all required a vaccine card or a negative COVID-19 test, this festival would do the same things,” said Heather Bodine-Lederman, owner of Pie, Pie My Darling. Representatives from Vegandale did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Bodine-Lederman’s vegan sweet shop was slated to be one of the largest vendors at Vegandale. But she decided to pull out Wednesday morning after festival organizers told her they would not change their COVID-19 policy, she said.  “The representative was very nice and non-judgmental, which I was actually really...
    Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate J.D. Vance of Ohio urged American businesses Thursday to “not comply” with President Joe Biden’s new vaccine mandate. Biden announced Thursday that the Labor Department is developing a new policy to require all private companies consisting of 100 plus employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or require weekly testing. Under the new regulation, private businesses that violate the rule could face thousands of dollars in fines per employee. (RELATED: FLASHBACK: Biden Said ‘I Wouldn’t Demand [Vaccines] To Be Mandatory) “Joe Biden’s proposed covid mandates are not only illegal and unconstitutional, they’re morally reprehensible. While Joe Biden likes to talk about millions of American citizens as if they’re nothing more than vermin to be ruled by him and his friends, he’s revealed himself to be nothing more than a geriatric tyrant,” Vance said. “No American citizen should ever be forcibly segregated by the government over their vaccine status.” “The Federal Government’s attempt to bully and coerce citizens into choosing between their livelihood and their own bodily autonomy must be resisted. I have a message for America’s business...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest school district, will require coronavirus vaccine for students 12 and up. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing the nation’s economic recovery. The expansive rules mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly, affecting about 80 million Americans. And the roughly 17 million workers at health facilities that receive federal Medicare or Medicaid also will have to be fully vaccinated. Biden is also signing an executive order to require vaccination for employees of the executive branch and contractors who do business with the federal government — with no option to test out. That covers several million more workers. Biden was to announce the new requirements in a Thursday afternoon address from the White House as part of a new “action plan” to address the latest rise in coronavirus cases and the stagnating pace of COVID-19 shots that has raised doubts among the...
    The Biden administration will require companies with 100 employees or more to require their workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or be tested on a weekly basis for the disease, The Wall Street Journal and CNN are reporting. President Joe Biden is expected to announce the measure in a speech on Thursday. The Journal reports that in the weeks ahead, the Department of Labor “plans to issue an emergency temporary standard implementing the new requirement, which will cover 80 million private-sector workers, officials said.” Those establishments that fail to complain may face fines of up to $14,000 per violation, said the sources. Employers will also be required to give paid time off to workers who must take time to get vaccinated or experience any side effects from the vaccine. On Thursday, Biden will deliver a speech in which he will roll out a six-pronged plan for containing the pandemic. The administration’s measure comes as just over half of Americans have been fully vaccinated. Hesitancy and outright hostility to the vaccine in many parts of the country remain substantial hurdles in...