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

California man who mocked vaccines on social media dies of COVID-19

A California man who mocked COVID-19 vaccines has died after becoming infected with the virus. Stephen Harmon, 34, died on Wednesday at Corona Regional Medical Center, about an hour east of Los Angeles. Prior to his hospitalization, Harmon shared a series of jokes on social media about vaccines. “I got 99 problems but a vax ain’t one,” he wrote in June on Twitter. In another … Continue reading California man who mocked vaccines on social media dies of COVID-19

Dozens of passengers test positive for COVID on flight from India to Hong Kong

At least 53 passengers on an Indian airline flight from Delhi to Hong Kong this month reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 – after everyone aboard had tested negative within 72 hours prior to departure. The Vistara airline plane — which landed in Hong Kong on April 4 — can hold 188 passengers, but officials in the territory did not announce Tuesday how many were aboard … Continue reading Dozens of passengers test positive for COVID on flight from India to Hong Kong

Mask face-off: Rand Paul spars with Dr. Fauci at Senate hearing

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) picked a fight with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday, accusing the infectious diseases expert and others who wear masks after being vaccinated against the coronavirus of doing so for “theater.” During a Senate hearing, Paul, an eye doctor, questioned recommendations from health specialists that people who have the vaccine should continue to wear face coverings in public. “You’ve been vaccinated and … Continue reading Mask face-off: Rand Paul spars with Dr. Fauci at Senate hearing