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Mom of 5 Died After Giving Birth. Weeks Later, the Dad Died, Too
Mom and Dad
of 5, Including
Newborn, Die

Mom and Dad of 5, Including Newborn, Die of COVID

Daniel and Davy Macias' children, all ages 7 and under, are now being cared for by grandparents

(Newser) - A California middle school teacher and his wife, a San Bernardino nurse, were looking forward to the arrival of their fifth child earlier this year. Their family's story has now come to a doubly terrible end, after Daniel Macias, 39, died Thursday of COVID—just two weeks after his...

Obituary: The Unvaccinated Cost Grandma Her Life

Candace Ayers, who died of COVID-19, was frustrated by vaccine hesitancy

(Newser) - The family of a fully vaccinated grandmother who died from COVID-19 is urging unvaccinated people across the country to get the shot, if not to protect themselves, then to protect someone else. "She was preceded in death by more than 4,531,799 others infected with COVID-19. She was...

Another Right-Wing Radio Host Who Mocked COVID Dies

Colo.'s Bob Enyart, who railed against vaccines and masks, has succumbed to coronavirus

(Newser) - Yet another conservative radio host has joined the growing lineup of COVID-19 skeptics who have succumbed to the disease. Colorado's Bob Enyart, whom 9News describes as a "self-proclaimed 'right-wing religious fanatic'" who railed against vaccines and face masks, has died from coronavirus. The news was confirmed...

New CDC Research Bolsters Support for COVID Vaccines
Far More Likely
to Die of COVID

NEW studies

Unvaccinated Far More Likely to Die of COVID

Moderna 'moderately' more effective at preventing hospitalization, but all 3 get thumbs-up overall

(Newser) - President Biden is getting pushback , mostly from GOP circles, on the sweeping vaccine mandates his administration put into place this week, but new CDC research may help nudge the vaccine-hesitant into getting their shots without any further directive. Per the Washington Post , the three new studies published Friday "highlight...

Protesters Pelt Canada's Trudeau With Gravel

After he vowed not to be swayed by 'anti-vaxxer mobs'

(Newser) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is downplaying an ugly moment Monday in which protesters struck him with gravel. "It's no big deal," Trudeau told reporters after acknowledging he got struck on the shoulder while boarding his campaign bus in London, Ontario, reports the CBC . Trudeau, who called...

Joe Rogan Posts Negative COVID Test

Podcaster only just revealed diagnosis Wednesday

(Newser) - Days after revealing he'd tested positive for COVID-19, Joe Rogan posted a negative test result to his Instagram Friday. "Tested negative today! Thanks for all the kind wishes!" the podcaster wrote along with a photo of a digital readout. Just the previous Wednesday, the Joe Rogan Experience...

Unvaccinated Delta Workers to Pay $200 Monthly Charge

That's a health insurance surcharge

(Newser) - Delta employees don't have to be vaccinated like United employees do , but those who aren't will have to jump through some hoops. Specifically:
  • The company on Wednesday announced that as of today, unvaccinated employees will have to be masked in Delta's offices.
  • As of Sept. 12, unvaccinated

Tom Hanks' Son Doubles Down on Anti-Vax Stance

'There's more evidence for UFOs being real than that vaccine being healthy for you,' says Chet Hanks

(Newser) - The rapper son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, some of the first celebrities diagnosed and then hospitalized with COVID-19 last year, says he's fine without the vaccine, thank you very much. Chet Hanks—whose rap name is Chet Hanx—was derided Tuesday after posting a video on Instagram,...

Friends of Anti-Vax Radio Host: He Changed Mind Before Dying

Dick Farrel told people he should have gotten vaccinated, encouraged them to do so

(Newser) - Joining the ranks of vaccine skeptics who later changed their tune after they became seriously ill with COVID: a former Newsmax anchor and conservative radio host in Florida who didn't make it to tell his tale publicly in person. Per WPTV and NBC News , Dick Farrel died Wednesday of...

Norwegian Cruises: 1, State of Florida: 0.

Company wins temporary stay against Florida's ban on businesses asking for vaccine passports

(Newser) - On Sunday, the Norwegian Gem will set sail to the Caribbean out of Miami, the cruise line's first sailing from Florida since the pandemic shuttered the cruise industry last year. Now, a judge has just given the parent company a win on its quest to make sure all passengers...

GOP Official Mocked COVID. 5 Days Later, He Was Dead

45-year-old Scott Apley was a Dickinson City Council member in Texas

(Newser) - A 45-year-old Texas GOP official who openly mocked face masks, quarantining , and the coronavirus vaccine has died of COVID. Per a GoFundMe campaign, Dickinson City Council and State Republican Executive Committee member Scott Apley died early Wednesday. He'd been hospitalized in Galveston since Sunday after being admitted with "...

Okla. GOP Chief Not Backing Down on Holocaust Reference

John Bennett posted a Star of David on Facebook with 'unvaccinated' written on it

(Newser) - The new head of Oklahoma's GOP is comparing vaccine mandates by private companies to the Holocaust, and he's not backing down against the outcry about his remarks. The Oklahoman reports that John Bennett, a former state congressman, first put up a post Friday on the Oklahoma Republican Party'...

With Rising Cases Come Vaccine Mandates
This Week, a 'Turning
Point' on Vaccinations

This Week, a 'Turning Point' on Vaccinations

As case numbers rise once again, vaccine mandates gain support

(Newser) - The US has reached a turning point in the pandemic, with businesses, state governments, and even a federal government agency now backing mandatory coronavirus vaccinations for employees. How'd we get here?
  • A 'groundswell': "With vaccination rates stagnating and the delta variant driving yet another wave of cases,

Major Medical Groups Just Issued a Big Call on Vaccines

AMA, dozens of others say health care workers should be required to get vaccinations

(Newser) - As pushback continues against requiring coronavirus vaccines on cruise ships , in the NF L, and on college campuses , there's a new lobby for mandatory vaccination. The Washington Post and CNN report that 50-plus medical groups representing millions of health care professionals released a statement Monday calling for health care...

Over 100 Employees Sue Hospital Requiring Vaccine

Houston Methodist Hospital is being sued

(Newser) - A Texas hospital where some 99 percent of employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19 is being sued for requiring workers get the jabs. Per ABC News , Houston Methodist Hospital is being sued by 117 employees who argue the hospital system is "illegally requiring its employees to be injected with...

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