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Senate Votes to Nullify Biden's Workplace Vaccine Mandate

But the House is unlikely to take up the resolution regarding businesses

(Newser) - The Senate narrowly approved a resolution Wednesday to nullify the Biden administration's requirement that businesses with 100 or more workers have their employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing, the AP reports. The vote was 52-48. The Democratic-led House is unlikely to take the measure...

New Mayor Could Keep or Scrap NYC's Strict Vaccine Mandate

Mayor-elect hasn't said which way he'll go

(Newser) - New York City is getting one of the nation's toughest vaccine mandates —but will it survive into 2022? Eric Adams will be sworn in as mayor Jan. 1, and he's not saying whether he'll keep the mandate or not, the New York Times reports. All private...

NYC Getting One of Nation's Toughest Vaccine Mandates

De Blasio imposes rule on private sector employers

(Newser) - All private employers in New York City will have to require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the mayor said Monday, imposing one of the most aggressive vaccine rules in the nation. The move by Mayor Bill de Blasio comes as cases are climbing again in the US and...

Fake Vaccine Cards Could Land SC Nurse in Prison

Tammy McDonald was indicted by federal grand jury

(Newser) - A nurse who stands accused of creating fake COVID vaccination cards for her family could face a lot of prison time. Per WISTV , Tammy McDonald was charged by a federal grand jury in South Carolina Friday on two counts of producing fraudulent cards and an additional count of lying to...

California City Declares Itself a &#39;Constitutional Republic&#39;
California City Declares 
Itself a 'Constitutional Republic'
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California City Declares Itself a 'Constitutional Republic'

Officials say Oroville residents, businesses are fed up with COVID mandates

(Newser) - A small city in northern California where many residents have grown weary of COVID mandates has declared itself a "constitutional republic." The declaration passed in a 6-1 vote this month by Oroville City Council states that the city will not enforce orders issued by the state and federal...

After 30 Years on General Hospital, He's Out Due to Vaccine Mandate

Steve Burton refused to get COVID-19 vaccine

(Newser) - Steve Burton has been playing Jason Morgan on General Hospital since 1991. But no longer: The actor has been fired from the ABC soap opera for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Variety reports. Burton made the announcement himself on Instagram in a video including anti-vaccine rhetoric, and the show...

Thousands in LA Schools May Have to Enroll Elsewhere

44K students haven't proven they've had COVID vaccine, and mandate deadline looms

(Newser) - In the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-biggest school district in the US, nearly 80% of students look set to comply with its mandate requiring students ages 12 and older to be vaccinated against COVID by Jan. 10, per district officials. On the flip side, that still leaves about...

Texas Doctor Suspended Over 'Misinformation' Resigns

Dr. Mary Bowden had advocated for ivermectin, railed against vaccine mandates

(Newser) - The Texas doctor who was punished for spreading misinformation regarding COVID-19 has resigned from the hospital she was affiliated with, ABC 13 reports. Dr. Mary Bowden, a former ear, nose, and throat specialist at Houston Methodist, tweeted Monday, "I have broken free from Methodist and very much appreciate the...

NYC to Welcome Back Vaccinated NYE Revelers

It'll be 'further evidence to the world that we are 100% back,' mayor says

(Newser) - Two years after an unsuspecting crowd in New York City welcomed 2020, the Times Square ball drop will return to something approaching normal—at least for the vaccinated. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that crowds will be welcomed back for a " big, strong, full strength" New Year's...

Appeals Court Rules to Keep Block on Vaccine Mandate

5th Circuit says rule oversteps OSHA authority

(Newser) - A federal appeals court that hit pause on a Biden administration vaccine requirement ruled Friday to block it. A requirement that businesses with 100 or more employees have staff get vaccinated or be masked and tested weekly was scheduled to go into effect Jan. 4. Three judges in the US...

They Reluctantly Get Vaxxed, Then Try to 'Detox' From It

Anti-vaxxers feeling forced by mandates are trying to 'reverse' their injections

(Newser) - As vaccine mandates continue to go into effect across the US, some who were initially resistant are caving. That's giving rise to a new group: those who reluctantly get vaccinated in order to keep working or go to school then try to "detox" from the vaccine. Per NBC...

One of the Strictest Vaccine Mandates in US Takes Effect

Though Los Angeles won't start enforcing it until Nov. 29

(Newser) - Update: As of Monday, Los Angeles' vaccine mandate is in effect, the AP reports. However, city officials won't start enforcing it until Nov. 29 so businesses have time to adjust to the new rules. San Francisco, New York City, and other cities around the US have some form of...

Court Freezes Biden's Vaccine Mandate

Federal government has to counter states' lawsuit by Monday

(Newser) - One of the multiple lawsuits filed by more than two dozen states to stop President Biden's vaccine mandate for private employers paid off Saturday, at least temporarily. An appeals court in Louisiana granted an emergency stay of the federal order. The government has until 5pm Monday to make its...

Report: Emilio Estevez, Mighty Ducks Part Ways Over Vax

Actor reportedly won't be back for Disney+ show after not complying with vaccine mandate

(Newser) - If you're eagerly awaiting the next season of The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, recently renewed for a second installation on Disney+, be aware there's apparently one big casting cut. Yahoo Entertainment reports that Emilio Estevez won't be reprising his role as coach Gordon Bombay, which he also...

White House Spells Out Details of Vaccine Mandate
White House Spells Out
Details of Vaccine Mandate
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White House Spells Out Details of Vaccine Mandate

Workers at big companies have until Jan. 4 to get vaccinated

(Newser) - The White House on Thursday revealed new details about its plan to require vaccinations in the American workplace. Highlights:
  • Deadline: Workers at businesses with more than 100 employees have until Jan. 4 to get vaccinated. Employees have the option to skip the vaccinations if they agree to weekly COVID tests

Union Boss Wants Chicago Cops to Defy Vaccine Mandate
Judge Blocks
Vaccine Mandate
for Chicago Cops

Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Chicago Cops

But they still have to inform city of their vaccination status

(Newser) - Update: A judge in Chicago has blocked the city from enforcing its vaccine mandate for police officers. Cook County Judge Raymond Mitchell suspended the city's Dec. 31 deadline and said the dispute over vaccinations between the city and the police union should be treated as a labor grievance and...

As NYC Mandate Kicks in, Hundreds of Firefighters Take Medical Leave

Mayor says 9K workers now on unpaid leave

(Newser) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says 9,000 city workers—around 2.4% of the total—are now on unpaid leave because of the Big Apple's vaccine mandate, which kicked in on Friday The mayor said staff shortages have not caused any disruption to services and employees...

On Maine's Vax Mandate, Supreme Court Turns Away

High court won't block the directive, which went into effect for health care workers in Maine on Friday

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal from health care workers in Maine to block a vaccine mandate that went into effect Friday. Three conservative justices noted their dissents. The state isn't offering a religious exemption to hospital and nursing home workers who risk losing their jobs if...

6 Firefighters Suspended After Drive to Legislator's Office

On-duty crew was battling New York City's vaccine mandate

(Newser) - New York City has pulled six firefighters battling the new coronavirus vaccine mandate who drove a ladder truck to a state senator's office and threatened his staff. The firefighters went to Sen. Zellnor Myrie's Brooklyn office on Friday, the first day the mandate has been in effect. Myrie...

Judge Won't Block Mandate for NYC City Workers

Cops, other workers will be required to show proof of vaccination Friday

(Newser) - A New York judge on Wednesday refused to pause a vaccine mandate set to take effect Friday for the city's municipal workforce, denying a police union's request for a temporary restraining order. Judge Lizette Colon ruled that the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate can take effect as scheduled...

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