Shanghai reports first deaths in current COVID-19 outbreak…

(AP) — Shanghai authorities on Monday reported the first COVID-19 deaths in the latest outbreak in China’s most populous and wealthiest city. All three people who died were elderly, had underlying diseases such as diabetes and hypertension and had not been vaccinated against the coronavirus, city Health Commission inspector Wu Ganyu told journalists. “After entering hospital, their conditions grew worse and they died after attempts … Continue reading Shanghai reports first deaths in current COVID-19 outbreak…

Boston patient removed from heart transplant list for being unvaccinated

A 31-year-old father has been removed from the heart transplant list at a Boston hospital because he is refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, his family said. DJ Ferguson’s family say he was first on the list to receive the transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital — but he is no longer eligible because of his vaccination status, CBS Boston reported. His father, David Ferguson, said his son — … Continue reading Boston patient removed from heart transplant list for being unvaccinated

United Airlines says 3,000 employees test positive for COVID

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said on Tuesday that the company had about 3,000 employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 but its vaccinated employees had neither died nor recently been hospitalized with the disease. Chicago-based United was the first US carrier to mandate vaccines for its employees in order to facilitate travel and flight operations. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights since late December, when the … Continue reading United Airlines says 3,000 employees test positive for COVID

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Resolutions for making 2022 a better, healthier year

(CNN.com)It’s almost the new year and along with it comes the admittedly aspirational tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions — ones that we hopefully can stick to and not abandon after Week 3, or even Day 3, of 2022. At the same time, we’re sliding into our third year of battling a novel coronavirus that continues to keep the world in pandemic mode. CDC shortens … Continue reading Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Resolutions for making 2022 a better, healthier year

The Biden administration sets a Jan. 4 vaccination deadline for private sector workers.

NYTimes.com The Biden administration said on Thursday that large companies have until Jan. 4 to ensure that their workforces are fully vaccinated under a sweeping new coronavirus health measure that will cover 84 million private sector workers. The plan was first announced in September by President Biden, who directed the Labor Department to invoke its emergency powers over the safety of workplaces to require businesses with … Continue reading The Biden administration sets a Jan. 4 vaccination deadline for private sector workers.

Woman accused in Carmine’s vaccine proof assault was called racial slur: lawyer

A lawyer for one of the Texas women who allegedly beat a Carmine’s restaurant hostess in a dispute over the Big Apple’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate says the worker hurled a racial slur amid the “mutual combat.” The accusation came as new details emerged about what exactly triggered Thursday’s fight — and a Black Lives Matter activist vowed to protest outside the eatery this week. Justin Moore, the … Continue reading Woman accused in Carmine’s vaccine proof assault was called racial slur: lawyer

Biden mandates COVID shots for all federal workers, many businesses

Telling unvaccinated Americans, “Your refusal has cost us all,” President Biden on Thursday mandated that two-thirds of all US workers get COVID-19 shots, with far-reaching new rules for businesses and federal workers as cases surge. Saying the “Delta variant” is fueling a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Biden called for businesses with 100 or more employees to compel workers to either get vaccinated or be tested weekly under a new Labor Department policy. … Continue reading Biden mandates COVID shots for all federal workers, many businesses

75 Florida doctors stage symbolic walkout in protest of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (NBC) – Dozens of South Florida doctors staged a walkout on Monday to protest the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients flooding their hospital in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Just before sunrise, about 75 doctors stepped outside their hospitals and offices to stand together and encourage the community to get vaccinated. “We are exhausted. Our patience and resources are running low and … Continue reading 75 Florida doctors stage symbolic walkout in protest of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients