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    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) claimed on Sunday that President Joe Biden‘s Covid vaccine policy has “made it more difficult in rural states like Mississippi to get more and more people vaccinated.” During the interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, Reeves underscored his support for the vaccine — mentioning that he publicly received his shots — but slammed any type of...
    BALTIMORE — School officials in the city of Baltimore say they’re not ready to enforce a requirement that school employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Baltimore Sun reported Saturday that the school system had set a Nov. 1 deadline. But school officials have not started enforcing penalties that can include terminating employees who fail to comply. School officials say they...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked an order that all California prison workers must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or have a religious or medical exemption.A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request for a stay of September's lower court order pending an appeal. It also sped up the hearing...
    Earlier this month, Milbet Del Cid used social media to put customers of her Guatemalan restaurant on alert. Soon, she would have to make sure they were vaccinated to let them in. Almost immediately, the criticism poured in. “If you’re obligated to ask,” one customer wrote in response, “then we won’t eat there anymore, so there.” Come Monday, Los...
              more   Arizona Corporation Commissioners (ACC) Jim O’Connor and Justin Olson want to hold a meeting to vote on whether utilities, known as Public Service Corporations (PSCs), can force their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. They sent a letter to their fellow commissioners on November 18 expressing their concerns. O’Connor and Olson cite the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’...
    Former Trump campaign advisor Steve Cortes is reportedly leaving his role as prime-time host at Newmax after he refused to comply with the network's vaccine mandate and repeatedly criticized it on social media.   Cortes, who co-hosts Cortes & Pellegrino, a weeknight show with former White House correspondent for One America News Jenn Pellegrino, will be leaving the network in the...
    Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis may be vindicated for his refusal to impose pandemic lockdowns, as well as vaccine and mask mandates, after the Sunshine State posted the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths per capita in the nation. On Friday, the Sunshine State reported 1,393 new cases of COVID-19, roughly six cases per every 100,000 residents. The...
    A federal appeals court on Friday issued a temporary stay of a coronavirus vaccine mandate for prison workers.  The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the stay, postponing the Jan. 12 deadline to get thousands of prison workers vaccinated until at least March, The Associated Press reported.  The move by the appeals court came after a request for a stay...
              more   The union for St. Paul police officers filed a lawsuit over a COVID vaccine mandate that will be in place in the new year. The mandate does not allow for testing and masking as a substitute for getting vaccinated, however the city will allow medical and religious exemptions. The union says it has petitioned the city for...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked an order that all California prison workers must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or have a religious or medical exemption. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request for a stay of September’s lower court order pending an appeal. It also sped up the...
    Steve Cortes is reportedly leaving Newsmax after a public spat with the network over its vaccine policy. Cortes, a former Trump campaign adviser and longtime cable news pundit who joined Newsmax earlier this year to co-host a prime time show, will host his last episode for the network at some point in the coming days, according to a report...
    By Benoit Van Overstraeten, Sudip Kar-Gupta and Tassilio Hummel | Reuters PARIS – France has postponed implementing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health workers in Martinique and Guadeloupe after the measure spurred widespread protests on the French territories in which police officers were injured and journalists attacked. The two Caribbean islands have been hit by unrest over the last week...
    At least 600 employees of Google have sent a letter to the company’s management requesting that the tech giant ends its vaccine mandate for employees, according to reports. This follows Google’s order to employees to upload their vaccine status to its internal systems by December 3, regardless of whether they plan to go into the company’s offices or work remotely....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- On Long Island today, a special COVID-19 vaccine clinic was held for young participants of a clinical trial in Suffolk County.Children ages 5 to 11 who received a placebo during a clinical trial at Stony Brook got their second Pfizer shot, meaning they will soon be fully vaccinated.The kids who took part all played a role...
    A FIREFIGHTER allegedly dropped his pants and wiped his bottom with a letter that ordered him to comply with Los Angeles’ compulsory vaccine mandate. The alleged incident reportedly occurred on November 18. 2A Los Angeles firefighter allegedly dropped his pants and wiped his bottom with a letter that ordered him to comply with the city's vaccine mandateCredit: Getty The firefighter...
              moreby Ailan Evans   A group of roughly 600 Google employees signed onto a letter opposing the tech giant’s company-wide vaccination mandate and called for its repeal. Google first imposed a requirement in July that all of its in-person workers be vaccinated against COVID-19. The company is now asking all of its workers, including those working from home, to upload their vaccination...
              more   During a press conference announcing his lawsuit with police officers and firefighters against the city of Phoenix over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich was asked by Arizona’s Family political editor Dennis Welch whether he was vaccinated. His press secretary waved the question off as “inappropriate.” However, Brnovich, who is running for U.S. Senate, responded,...
    A member of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is being investigated for allegedly dropping his pants and wiping his buttocks with a compliance letter he received for not abiding by the city's vaccine mandate.  The LAFD member was being accused of the act by Stentorians of Los Angeles City, a group that represents black firefighters. A department spokesperson confirmed...
    The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating an incident involving a firefighter who allegedly wiped his butt with a noncompliance letter related to the city's vaccine mandate. The firefighter reportedly left fecal matter on the document after performing the act , then dropped it on the ground, according to the Stentorians of Los Angeles City, a group representing black...
    As many as 10,000 US Marines are expected to miss the branch's mandate to be fully vaccinated by Sunday as the branch and the Pentagon weigh how to deal with the service members who don't get the jab. The Marines' vaccination rate, 94 percent, is the lowest among the military, raising questions about what it means for safety and readiness...
    A Los Angeles firefighter is under investigation over his response to the city's vaccine mandate. The unidentified LAFD employee, who was served with a non-compliance letter from the fire department, pulled down his pants and wiped his buttocks with it, before leaving it on the ground.  The incident allegedly occurred at Fire Station 69 in Pacific Palisades. FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS...
    The Cleveland Guardians have become the latest professional sports team to implement a COVID vaccine mandate, warning employees that anyone who doesn’t comply by Jan. 3 will face "termination," according to one report.  An email sent to employees last month, obtained by FanSided, informed them that they must be fully vaccinated by Jan. 3 unless given an exemption and must...
    Almost one-quarter of Texans are unwilling or unlikely to get the COVID-19 vaccine, a new poll from The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler found. The poll found 5 percent are unlikely and 18 percent unwilling to get the coronavirus vaccine, as vaccine mandates are becoming more popular in the country. The percentage of parents who...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The St. Paul police union is suing the city over its vaccine mandate. The St. Paul Police Federation has filed a civil lawsuit to block the city’s mandate, which is scheduled to start Dec. 31. The lawsuit alleges St. Paul city officials failed to meet and negotiate in good faith to discuss changing the policy....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday, a number of unvaccinated BART employees learned their requests for a religious exemption to the BART COVID-19 vaccine mandate was denied.The denial email clarifies that if the employee doesn't get vaccinated, retire, or resign, BART will seek their termination."It just kicked me in the stomach this morning when I...
    "No matter how our members react, all city employees must abide by the city ordinance — either file for an exemption, get vaccinated, or face termination," said Getuiza. In early October, a group of Beverly Hills firefighters protested against the coronavirus vaccine mandate that was handed down by the Los Angeles County. Another group of firefighters have filed a...
    The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating an incident in which a firefighter “responded inappropriately” after being handed a letter to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday. The Stentorians of Los Angeles City, a group representing African American firefighters, said Wednesday that the LAFD member responded to receiving the non-compliance letter by dropping his pants...
    In January 2022, President Joe Biden’s administration will begin implementing a Chinese coronavirus vaccine mandate on all cross-border travelers, primarily truck drivers, at United States land ports of entry while exempting illegal border crossers. As Breitbart News reported, Biden’s administration is planning to require the vaccine for all essential cross-border travelers entering U.S. land ports of entry. The mandate is mostly...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s top medical advisor, told MSNBC’s Ari Melber Monday that he preferred using the word “requirement” instead of “mandate” because the latter has a “tinge to it.” Fauci was asked about states that have implemented executive orders or legislation limiting vaccine and mask mandates, with Melber specifically referencing Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Fauci said...
    The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) announced Tuesday it had filed an amicus brief in support of a group of Navy SEALs suing President Joe Biden for the military’s coronavirus vaccine mandate. Thirty-five Navy SEALs, represented by First Liberty, filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration earlier this month, seeking a legal, religious accommodation to the mandate. The Navy SEALs have...
    Spear warned that vaccine mandates "will have vast unintended consequences." "The U.S. is already facing unprecedented supply chain disruptions and delays due to many factors, including significant labor shortages, production shutdowns, a shortage of raw materials, and pent-up consumer demand," Spear continued, adding, "Our data shows that a vaccine mandate may very well further cripple the supply chain throughout the...
    Gov. Ned Lamont said 31 executive branch employees have been terminated from employment for not following the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. In a news release , the governor announced that nearly 95% of executive branch employees are fully vaccinated or testing weekly for the novel coronavirus, but 5% of employees are not in compliance with the mandate that was issued...
    The Cleveland Guardians have become the latest MLB team to issue a vaccine mandate for their employees. In an email sent approximately a month ago, the Cleveland Guardians informed team employees that they will have their contracts terminated if they are not fully vaccinated by Jan. 3, 2022, according to sources familiar with the situation. The Guardians have sent multiple...
    A day after the Biden administration filed documents seeking to reinstate its workplace vaccine-or-test mandate, court battles over its legality rage on as new suits continue to accumulate. The White House has asked a federal appeals court in Cincinnati to lift its order blocking the rule, which requires federal employees, contractors, and businesses with more than 100 employees to...
    Two actors on the long-running soap opera General Hospital left the show over the ABC Network's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Steve Burton, who had a role on the show since 1992, announced Tuesday he was fired for not complying with the vaccine policy. “I wanted you to hear it from me personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go...
    The COVID vaccine mandate President Joe Biden put in place for federal workers has not resulted in any apparent disruption to law enforcement, intelligence-gathering or holiday travel, the White House says.  The administration released an agency-by-agency breakdown of compliance with the order - employees had to show proof of vaccination by Nov. 22 or show their exemption. Of the 3.5...
    STEVE Burton was a member of the General Hospital cast on and off since 1991. On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, the actor confirmed he has been fired from the show. 2Steve Burton was fired from General Hospital Why was Steve Burton fired from General Hospital? Following an onset of rumors regarding his status on General Hospital, Steve Burton...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Actor Steve Burton, who has been a mainstay on the soap opera “General Hospital” for decades, revealed Tuesday that he has been dismissed from the show over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. FILE — Steve Burton visits ‘Extra’ at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 20, 2018 in Universal City, Calif. (Getty Images) READ MORE: 3...
    The federal government is at a 96.5% compliance rate with President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate as of Nov. 23, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the White House. Biden announced the stricter vaccine rules at the beginning of September, limiting previous loopholes for workers not wishing to get the shot. Prior to the Nov. 22 deadline...
    Comedian Jim Breuer called vaccine mandates at comedy clubs part of an “evil agenda to own all humanity” on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Breuer described his refusal to perform at venues demanding patrons show proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a moral decision. He noted that other comedians and entertainers are fearful of challenging...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for millions of federal workers seems to be working, with no apparent disruption to law enforcement, intelligence-gathering or holiday travel. Of Tuesday, one day after the deadline for compliance, 92% of the 3.5 million federal workers covered by Biden’s mandate reported to the government that they are at least partially vaccinated, according...
    President Joe Biden will demand all essential foreign travelers entering the U.S. across land borders be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration is planning to announce. Government and emergency response officials along with truck drivers are just some of the groups to be targeted, with owner-operators and independent truckers predicted to be most impacted by the sweeping mandate. The...
    At least 600 Google employees have signed a manifesto calling on the tech company to retract its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The tech giant is requiring its more than 150,000 U.S. employees to report their vaccination statuses and all employees who work directly or indirectly with government contracts to be vaccinated, whether they plan to work in the office or not.  The...
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              more   Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio is requesting a meeting and vote on the city of Phoenix’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandate. In a letter sent to Mayor Kate Gallego and other members of the city council on November 22, he expressed concerns over public safety, employee retention, and whether the Biden administration mandate even applies. “This decision will compromise...
    General Hospital actor Steve Burton has been fired from the show after refusing to comply with the COVID vaccine mandate.   Burton, 51, who plays character Jason Morgan, confirmed the news in an Instagram video to his fans, explaining his 'hurt' over the decision, after he refused to get vaccinated.  His character appeared to be killed off on Monday's episode when...
    LOS ANGELES -- Actor Steve Burton, a fixture on "General Hospital" for more than three decades, has been fired from the show for his refusal to get vaccinated, he told fans on Tuesday.Burton has played Jason Morgan on the daytime soap on and off since 1991.Burton said he had applied for medical and religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate but...
    The Biden administration is reportedly set to require essential nonresident travelers who cross the U.S. border to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 22. This includes foreign truck drivers and emergency response officials who were previously not covered by the administration's vaccine requirements for those who cross U.S. borders by land, a senior official told the Associated Press . ...
    More than 600 Google employees have circulated and signed a manifesto opposing the company's vaccine mandate. Although the company previously required all in-person employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, a recent policy change asks all employees, including those working remotely, to get the vaccine by Dec. 3, according to CNBC . "Barring unvaccinated Googlers from the office publicly...